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Is this 8800GT Card worth buying.

Postby kane » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:37 pm

Is this 8800GT Card worth buying.

Please explain why or why not this card is worth it and if not please point to the correct one you think is better on NCIX or another site to compare from.

I'm around the 300 budget.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26782

Thanks,
Kane
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Postby metalliandy » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:37 am

Hey Kane,

The 8800GT is currently the 3rd best card on the market (with the 8800GTX Ultra and the 8800GTX taking the 1st and 2nd places)

The difference between the GTX and the GT is actually only around 3-5% ... but at half the price its a bargain :)

Check out this review on Toms Hardware. (IMHO the best site for tech geeks)

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/NVIDIA-GeForce-8800-GT-G92,review-29719.html

If i already didn't have a GTX, i would get one of the asap!

Hope that helps :)
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Postby kane » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:42 am

Thanks but theres like 15 different 8800's GT's OC OC2 and things like better heatsinks and such. Kind looking for more of the best 8800GT
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Postby metalliandy » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:51 am

Hey Kane,

It all depends on what you are after...

The standard GT has:-

- GeForce 8800 GT core running at 600MHz
- Shader Clock Speed of 1500MHz
- 512MB GDDR3 Memory running at 1800MHz


The BFG GeForce 8800 GT OC2:-

- GeForce 8800 GT core running at 675MHz
- Shader Clock Speed of 1674MHz
- 512MB GDDR3 Memory running at 1950MHz


The Asus GeForce EN8800 GT TOP has:-

- GeForce 8800 GT core running at 700MHz
- Shader Clock Speed of 1750MHz
- 512MB GDDR3 Memory running at 2000MHz

(this card isnt due out for a week or so in the uk...Maybe its out where you are...)

so buying a OC card will give you better performance...but to what extent, i am unsure.

And you have to ask if the extra 100-200 mhz is worth the increase in price

From what i can tell the OC2 card is a good deal for these reasons:-

1. its faster...Its pre overclocked, so you wont ruin your warranty by trying to OC it your self.
2. Its only a little more expensive....Usually OC'd cards are substantially more expensive than their standard counterparts.


What you are looking for in a OC'd card is:-
-increased Core speed
-increased Clock speed
-increased Memory speed

The higher the better....but only you can decide which card is right for you and your budget.

But at a push... i would say BFG are a good make... get the OC2 now or wait for the Asus EN8800 GT TOP to see if the pricing in reasonable.

Hope that helps :)
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