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8800gtx to what?

patheospatheos Member Posts: 1,148

What do i get after my 8800gtx gets even more completely clogged with crap and finally bites the dust?

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  • matrixvsmatrixvs Member Posts: 179

    the ati 4790 asus OC prolly costs around 250~ its faster than the over priced 285 geforce and a hell of a lot cheaper

  • Sir_DripSir_Drip Member Posts: 133
    Originally posted by matrixvs


    the ati 4790 asus OC prolly costs around 250~ its faster than the over priced 285 geforce and a hell of a lot cheaper



     

    You mean.....4890?

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  • Sir_DripSir_Drip Member Posts: 133
    Originally posted by patheos


    What do i get after my 8800gtx gets even more completely clogged with crap and finally bites the dust?



     

    I few questions If I may?

    What resolution are you running, Dose your 8800gtx do the job for you ( all your games maxed out , with 60 frames or better) Can you list your system spec's

     

    OK ..1680x1050 or lower resolution:

    1) Direct replacement, with performance gains, get the GTS250 for about $140.00

    2) Upgrade in performances, the GTX275 for under $250.00

    Sum of FPS Benchmarks 1680x1050:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-2009/Sum-of-FPS-Benchmarks-1680x1050,1197.html

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  • matrixvsmatrixvs Member Posts: 179
    Originally posted by Sir_Drip

    Originally posted by matrixvs


    the ati 4790 asus OC prolly costs around 250~ its faster than the over priced 285 geforce and a hell of a lot cheaper



     

    You mean.....4890?



     

    no that wasnt a typo =] 4790 is realy a card its a single card unlike the other dubble cards (1 cpu of a card instead of 2)

    its a bit like on geforce u got 275 / 285 / 295 the 295 came b4 the 285 (its allmost the same but has a lil bit small tweaks to it that it aitn as powerfull)

    the 4790 allso came after 4890 its the card they use to go against the 285 and ended up competeing with the 295 when overclocked

  • darkraptordarkraptor Member Posts: 178
    Originally posted by matrixvs

    Originally posted by Sir_Drip

    Originally posted by matrixvs


    the ati 4790 asus OC prolly costs around 250~ its faster than the over priced 285 geforce and a hell of a lot cheaper



     

    You mean.....4890?



     

    no that wasnt a typo =] 4790 is realy a card its a single card unlike the other dubble cards (1 cpu of a card instead of 2)

    its a bit like on geforce u got 275 / 285 / 295 the 295 came b4 the 285 (its allmost the same but has a lil bit small tweaks to it that it aitn as powerfull)

    the 2790 allso came after 4890 its the card they use to go against the 285 and ended up competeing with the 295 when overclocked

     

    4790 is not the same as 4890, may as well get the 4890 for lots of reasons. Also 4890 is the one in the pricerange you're talking, so the response above was right. Meanwhile you'll notice, I've never really seen a 4790. Just some typo'd search results.

    /rant

  • matrixvsmatrixvs Member Posts: 179

    i was talking about a occ version as in its overclocked for u if u want a 4890 occ (that is very nice) u prolly come up a lil bit over 310~

  • nomrawnomraw Member Posts: 146
    Originally posted by matrixvs


    i was talking about a occ version as in its overclocked for u if u want a 4890 occ (that is very nice) u prolly come up a lil bit over 310~

     

    Do you have ANY freaking clue on what you are talking about?? There is NO 4790.....You might have prolly mistook it for HD 4770....a 256 bit DDR5 card...overclockable and pretty cheap...Approx 90 - 100$.....2 of these cards Crossfired will come close to a 4890....And they have really good coolers :)

  • outfctrloutfctrl Member UncommonPosts: 3,619

    I upgraded from the Nvidia 8800 GTS 320 to the GTX 285.  It took a huge chunk out of my wallet though, but you see a helluva difference from 320 megs to 1 gig.  The card is bigger than the 8800 too, it barely fit in my computer.

     

    I forgot, I also had to upgrade my power supply.  I had a 500watt, but the GTX, If I remember right, required a 575 watt, so I bought a 750 watt just to be on the safe side.

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  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,301

    If you have an 8800GTX you skip this generation and go straight into the HD5000's or GTX300's.  The performance you will gain when going to an HD4890 or GTX285 is negligible.  I would just get a can of CO2 and blow out the dust.

  • Jefferson81Jefferson81 Member Posts: 730
    Originally posted by patheos


    What do i get after my 8800gtx gets even more completely clogged with crap and finally bites the dust?

     

    GTX 285

     

    Or better yet... go and clean your graphics card.

     

  • Jefferson81Jefferson81 Member Posts: 730
    Originally posted by matrixvs

    Originally posted by Sir_Drip

    Originally posted by matrixvs


    the ati 4790 asus OC prolly costs around 250~ its faster than the over priced 285 geforce and a hell of a lot cheaper



     

    You mean.....4890?



     

    no that wasnt a typo =] 4790 is realy a card its a single card unlike the other dubble cards (1 cpu of a card instead of 2)

    its a bit like on geforce u got 275 / 285 / 295 the 295 came b4 the 285 (its allmost the same but has a lil bit small tweaks to it that it aitn as powerfull)

    the 4790 allso came after 4890 its the card they use to go against the 285 and ended up competeing with the 295 when overclocked

     

    Don't you just love it when people who knows very little thinks that they knows very much?

     

  • solareussolareus Member Posts: 3,165

    probably a 4870x2 2 gig card if you have the room for one, they are monsterous.

    4870 x 2 : www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx

    Or you could hold off and wait for the mega monster ATI card which will have GPU core speed of 1ghz :) and then even wait a lil more and get a 1ghz x 2 on one card and run them in xfire Dragon mode :) well that is if you have a Phenom  chip and AMD mobo.

    "Freedom is just another name for nothing left to lose" - Janis Joplin
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  • KatillaKatilla Member UncommonPosts: 829

    hmm... My eGeForce 8800GTX has a lifetime warrenty...you might want to look at your book and see if yours also does

  • heremypetheremypet Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 528

    Went from an 8800 GTS 320 to a GTX 260 216sp  Actually got quite a big increase in performance in VG I get 60+ FPS with max settings and 16x AA/AF where before I could only get that with no AA/AF and lower texture quality.  Card was less than 200 bucks.

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