Upgrading Video Card

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  1. bowrofl

    bowrofl New Member

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    Hi.

    I currently have a eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB. I have 20 days left on it's step up program. Unfortunately, the 9 series isn't coming out until Feb '08 :hs: so I might as well get a good card now that will last me a while. I play on a 22" at 1680x1050 so have a huge amount of memory on the GPU isn't a big concern

    I don't think the Ultra is really worth it after seeing benchmarks. I've heard the GTX is the best bang for the buck, but the 8800GTS rev. has just been released and it looks pretty sweet, and outperforms the GTX in some resolutions.

    http://www.evga.com/articles/382.asp (GTS rev. 2 page from eVGA)
    http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=320-P2-N811-AR&family=19
    (my current card)

    any suggestions would be appreciated
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The new 8800GTS does look pretty good. How much will the step-up cost you?
     
  3. bowrofl

    bowrofl New Member

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    Paid $290 for my video card. the GTS520MB is 360. So it'll cost around around 90 I'm guessing with shipping. I know there isn't use in waiting really because I doubt anything new is coming out before the 9 series after this. I'd really like something to last a while though.
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    So it goes off of what you paid for the card, not the list price?
     
  5. bowrofl

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    so yeah i believe it's what you paid
     
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    look into the 8800gt...they are beasting on the GTS line and are priced decently
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Have they made a fanless 8000-series yet?
     
  9. bowrofl

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    Not sure. The 8800GT is an alright upgrade... but I'd rather get a card that will last me a year, and the 8800GTS rev. 2 > the GT.
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    What the hell games do you people play that a video card doesn't last you a year?
     
  11. +(ll.ll)+

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    They're talking about cards that can handle games one year from now on high settings. No cards released last year will be able to handle a game like Crysis (for example) on all high settings (even without DX10).
     

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