Go with the 8800GT.It's by far the best of those two cards.I do recommend getting the 512 version of the 8800,but only so you'll not have to upgrade later.The 256 version is just as fast as the 512,until you get to higher resolutions like anything over 1600X1200.Then the extra memory shows itself off quite nicely.Goodluck.I just got an EVGA 8800GT SUPERCLOCKED,650/1900 CORE/MEM.and it gets higher frames than my 7950GX2.Yes I do own one of the GX2 series,I also own a 7950GT KO,2 7800GTs,and a 6600GT.And of all the cards I have,the 8800GT spanks them all hands down.Only my GX2 comes close,and even that is still not quite good enough.
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I have a 7900GT 256 and run CoD4 at 1024x768 with 8xAF and 2xAA detail medium, water detail low (not much water in the game anyways) and it runs perfectly at over 50 fps. I can tell the difference between no AA and 2xAA at 1024x768. My cards take too much of a hit if I go 4xAA or 1280x1024.
You definitely want a 8800GT 256 and crank up resolution and detail to or under 1600x1200.
I would hope it gets higher framerates than the GX2. lol. My friend has one and wants to get another to sli it. I told him he was an idiot.
rofl! I just sold my GX2 for almost the same price as the new 512MB 8800gt costs! I spent $50 to upgrade from my 7950 gx2 to the 8800gt sc. The 8800gt is not only faster but it makes the GX2 look like a wuss. That GX2 of mine had so many problems no wonder they discontinued it so fast. That card never ever played any games smooth like this GT! I will never buy a dual gpu card again! NEVER! I could have gotten more for that gx2 if I sold it 3 weeks earlier making it almost a free trade, but an idiot at EVGA(out of respect for EVGA, not all our idiots but that guy I spoke to that day was) told me on the phone the day the 8800gt was released it's not worth upgrading from a GX2 to a 8800gt. I will never take advice from them again about comparing cards. It took me 3 weeks to finally learn from reading all over this card is a monster and after all was WELL WORTH selling my gx2. GX2's just have a terrible rendering problem when it comes to being smooth, they're fast but choppy-fast, not liquid smooth fast like this wonderful 8800GT sc.
Ya but you gotta remember how far back the 7950 goes...hell, ati had no cards that would compete with this monster and now you're comparing a classic to a newbie....I think you should neal before the alter of geforce and repent from your sins!