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Would you buy a 8800gtx right now?

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February 25, 2007 5:00:24 PM

I'm building my next gen system and I'm a little concerned about spending the money on a 8800gtx right now. I am aware of the g90 and that the ati new card get delayed.... Most I do not want to get burnt with spending the cash and then something a lot better is out in two months. Obviously there will always be bigger and better but would you spend $550 for a gtx right now?

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February 25, 2007 5:16:59 PM

I just did... If I can't play Crysis with my 8800GTX when it comes out, I can buy a second for SLI or simply resell the card and get an 8900GTX or X2900XTX.
February 25, 2007 5:22:08 PM

Yeah I decided to go ahead and get the GTX yesterday when I read the r600 got delayed AGAIN. I had been waiting patiently for benchmarks, but now I think that if the r600 ends up being significantly faster i'll just sell the gtx and uprgrade to an r600 when the 65nm r600's come out.
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February 25, 2007 5:53:12 PM

They ran crysis at CES on a single GTX and things are only supposed to get better from hear.
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February 25, 2007 5:56:13 PM

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I just did... If I can't play Crysis with my 8800GTX when it comes out, I can buy a second for SLI or simply resell the card and get an 8900GTX or X2900XTX.


WOW !!! 2 8800GTX in SLI, now that should be quite impressive! :wink:


The CPU should be able to take a Bahama Vacation. :D 
February 25, 2007 6:00:38 PM

In a word...NO!! I have had buyers remorse far too many times for being impatient then kicking myself just weeks later. Patience is a virtue...

-The String
February 25, 2007 6:02:46 PM

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I just did... If I can't play Crysis with my 8800GTX when it comes out, I can buy a second for SLI or simply resell the card and get an 8900GTX or X2900XTX.


WOW !!! 2 8800GTX in SLI, now that should be quite impressive! :wink:


The CPU should be able to take a Bahama Vacation. :D RobsX2 has beaten me to it; he ordered his second 8800GTX and an SLI motherboard yesterday. :( 
February 25, 2007 6:21:44 PM

I would if I had the money. But I would absolutely do it through evga and then you would have the option of upgrading to an 8900gtx assuming they come out within 90 days of buying the 8800.
February 25, 2007 6:25:48 PM

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I would if I had the money. But I would absolutely do it through evga and then you would have the option of upgrading to an 8900gtx assuming they come out within 90 days of buying the 8800.


heck yeah! I ordered an eVGA and now I hope the 8900's do come out soon :lol: 
February 25, 2007 6:38:18 PM

Absolutely, without a doubt, yes definitely.
February 25, 2007 6:46:30 PM

GTX. Absolutely, but the street corner I work doesn't pay well. Even an 8800GTS 640 will be a stretch on my hooker wages.
February 25, 2007 6:57:16 PM

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Absolutely, but the street corner I work doesn't pay well. Even an 8800GTS 640 will be a stretch on my hooker wages.

"hooker wages" hows that 401k workin for ya?
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February 25, 2007 7:05:27 PM

No 401K actualy
Just a stocks and bonds deal called the "Sunny Side Up" fund.
February 25, 2007 7:28:31 PM

I would,but i already have a GTS.
I believe GTX right now comes at a very good price considering what it offers in comparison with the previus top card (X1950XTX-50-60% better performance ) and unless R600 isnt at least 20-30% faster i wouldnt pay more (and it will cost more , unless a miracle happens :) ) than what a GTX costs now.
February 25, 2007 8:10:12 PM

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I would if I had the money. But I would absolutely do it through evga and then you would have the option of upgrading to an 8900gtx assuming they come out within 90 days of buying the 8800.


could someone explain this policy more? I was already looking hard at the eVGA because of their warrenty but ive never heard of this...
February 25, 2007 10:20:24 PM

I would hold off until there's really a need. I was just being a whore when I got the 8800 GTX on release day. I mean like, the second I saw it on newegg I ordered it. I was building an entire new computer back then so I guess it was the best choice then. But if you don't have to have it now, wait until there's a game that you really need the power for like Crysis or UT3. Then, the 8900 GTX might be out or the 8800 GTX prices will be lower. I would absolutely love another 8800 to run them in SLI, but I don't have the money now.
February 25, 2007 10:26:32 PM

I'd definitely get an 8800 if I was buying a card now, although I'd probably go for the 8800GTS cos I'm a cheapskate.

It looks as if ATI are struggling to come up with a decent competitor - well that's my reading of all the delays anyway, so buying an 8800 cannot be a bad move.[/code]
February 25, 2007 10:40:05 PM

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you've only now ordered your second one, what took you so long :lol: 


Well the funny thing is I have been against SLI forever until I had the pleasure of seeing my friends 8800GTX sli'd system in action!

And I thought my rig ran Oblivion well? Try seeing Oblivion at 1680X1050 with 16XAA+MS and 16XAF with frame rates in the 80's in the thick of the forest!


You have seen my screenies and as comparison I run 8XAA and 16XAF at1680X1050 on my single 8800GTX and get 45FPS in the thickest parts of the Forest which is still really good but holy cow seeing that game thrown around at 80FPS in the most demanding parts is just a site to behold!!!



I kind of wish I had gone for a SLI board to begin with even if I was only gonna get one 8800GTX to start with because at least that way I would not have to be changing boards already. Oh well :wink:



I should get a good bit for my Asus P5B delux on Ebay.I couldn't buy a second videocard for 16xAA instead of 8xAA. I've used both in Half-Life 2 and UT2004 and the quality difference is minimal, although I guess you do have the opportunity to use 32xAA now!
February 25, 2007 11:49:48 PM

I'm thinking Crysis should run fine on two 8800GTXs, although you may have to play with only 4xAA. :lol:  Is there a 4xCSAA setting for the Geforce 8 series?
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