8800 gtx card advice wanted-

i have chosen the eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail ($560 after the rebate) as the card in a gaming system i am putting togehtther, and was curious to know if this a good choice as far as 8800 gtx cards go. is there a better choice for a similar price point?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130072

thanks
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  1. As far as 8800 cards go yes that is a good choice.My understanding is that all 8800 gpu's are clocked the same so there is no performance differnce between third party manufacturers.ALthough I have heard rumour that another company does in fact have an over clocking solution,this is not necessary as these cards blow everything else out of the water.And if it doesn't,then you are cpu bound,meaning the cpu is holding it back.But ya,it's a good choice.Goodluck.

    Dahak

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  2. Yes, I agree totally with Dahak. If there is one achilles heel to the 8800 class, it's the fact that you need an uber-chip to get the most out of them. Benchmarks show that these things are so fast that even an OC'd C2D isn't enough to exhaust these cards. Good luck with your build!

    -The String
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    i have chosen the eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail ($560 after the rebate) as the card in a gaming system i am putting togehtther, and was curious to know if this a good choice as far as 8800 gtx cards go. is there a better choice for a similar price point?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130072

    thanks


    That's the one I bought too (stock clocks 575/900). The next day (Jan 12th) eVGA released two new 8800 GTX's the GTX Superclocked (621/1000) and the GTX ACS3 OC (626/1000). The Superclocked edition is just like the one you linked to, but eVGA screened it, and has factory OC'd it for you, so it is garanteed to work at that speed. The ACS3 OC edition uses a unique aluminum cooler that has proven to be quite effective in cooling the GPU. It is also garenteed to run at it's OC'd settings.

    BFG also has an OC'd version on sale now...however, for any of these options, you're going to see a price premium (around $50-80). And besides, many people are finding that the clocks that these factory OC'd editions are attaining are pretty attainable with the "normal" version anyway.
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