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which is efficient to run based on price/performance and running costs.....

Total: 10 votes (3 blank votes)

  • hd3870x2
  • 15 %
  • 8800gtx
  • 0 %
  • 9800gx2
  • 15 %
  • 9800gtx
  • 0 %
  • gtx260
  • 0 %
  • gtx280
  • 15 %
  • 8800gts
  • 58 %
June 18, 2008 11:31:24 AM

forget about multigpu or whatsoever....
solely based on the running cost (price,power consumption,mobo,proc needed to fuel the card)
which is the winner.
:hello: 
please state reason for selection :whistle: 
edit:added my favourite card the 8800gts :D 

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June 18, 2008 11:33:21 AM

a reminder tho..the gtx is as powerful as the gtx260 altho is very very old...and the hd3870x2 is also as powerful as the 8800gtx(sorta)
June 18, 2008 11:48:58 AM

Probably the 280 GTX but for now, I'll wait and see if drivers in the future will optimize it.
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June 18, 2008 12:03:22 PM

I have an 8800GTX, and I'm still satisfied with it, though I think it heats up my LL A-70.
a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2008 12:22:37 PM

I did not vote.

You should ask this question AFTER the release of the 4850 and 4870.
a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2008 12:36:54 PM

I have ran 1 8800GTX ANS3 video card and it still rocks. I now have two and I score close to 16000 on futuremark06. If you are looking to go on the cheap, the 9600 is a great choice. I have it in my media center pc and my best friend has it in his main rig running two 32" LCD monitors with no problems. We played FEAR on it and it was very smooth game play. Thats one of the best cards for the money...
June 18, 2008 12:38:29 PM

None of the above so I won't vote in the poll.
I'll go for either the ATI 4850 or the 4870 (probably the 4870).
June 18, 2008 12:41:23 PM

area61 said:
forget about multigpu or whatsoever....
solely based on the running cost (price,power consumption,mobo,proc needed to fuel the card)
which is the winner.
:hello: 
please state reason for selection :whistle: 
I would wait to see what the Radeon 4800 series looks like; I own an 8800GTX and have since a month or so after launch and have been very satisfied with it aside from Crysis, but even the Geforce GTX 280 wouldn't do Crysis justice.
June 18, 2008 1:29:42 PM

My vote would go to the G92 8800GTS, but it's not on the list.
a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2008 1:54:04 PM

^+1 for G92 8800GT/GTS.
June 18, 2008 1:54:04 PM

area61 said:
forget about multigpu or whatsoever....
solely based on the running cost (price,power consumption,mobo,proc needed to fuel the card)
which is the winner.
:hello: 
please state reason for selection :whistle: 


I already own a factory overclocked 3870x2. I meant to vote 3870x2 as it's an efficient and elegant solution compared to the slightly more powerful 9800gx2, but I accidentally clicked on "See Results" and not "Vote" so my vote didn't count.

You left out the choices arriving next week and in the fall:

4850, 4870 and 4870x2.


What I want is a 4870x2 in the fall.




June 18, 2008 2:04:31 PM

Apart from the 3870x2 and 8800gtx, the rest of the cards listed there are cr@p.
June 18, 2008 2:10:30 PM

GT/GTS, especially in terms of initial cost.
a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2008 2:14:57 PM

Another vote for the G92 8800GTS. Then again, all I need is a 8600GT for what I do.
June 18, 2008 2:15:23 PM

+1 for 8800GTS (G92)
June 18, 2008 2:23:18 PM

I'll give a "me too" to the GTS.

I usually skip a generation when it comes to video cards, and just got an 8800GTS with my new build. I'm not a hardcore gamer like many on here, but I do rock the chaingun once in awhile, and so far the GTS is exceeding my needs (I'm cheap, so I buy games when they get between $20 - $30).

Will be interesting to see what's next up after the 4xxx & 2xx from red & green.
June 18, 2008 2:29:48 PM

mihirkula said:
Apart from the 3870x2 and 8800gtx, the rest of the cards listed there are cr@p.


I wouldn't call the 9800gx2 crap. It's poorly designed as it's not on one PCB like the 3870x2, but it seems to beat the GTX280 in many benchmarks. Right now, with Nvidia drivers the way they are, the results seem to be one of two combinations:

1. 9800gx2
2. GTX280
3. 3870x2

or

1. GTX280
2. 9800gx2
3. 3870x2

What hurts the GTX280 is price, power and thermals.

That makes me think that the 4870 and 4870x2 will do well against Nvidia's latest when they arrive next week and in the fall.

YourGodOnEarth said:
I'll give a "me too" to the GTS.

I usually skip a generation when it comes to video cards, and just got an 8800GTS with my new build. I'm not a hardcore gamer like many on here, but I do rock the chaingun once in awhile, and so far the GTS is exceeding my needs (I'm cheap, so I buy games when they get between $20 - $30).

Will be interesting to see what's next up after the 4xxx & 2xx from red & green.


The last single player games I bought were Oblivion and The Witcher. Lately, I've been playing mostly LOTRO (went lifetime even) and I doubt that I'll need a 4870x2 for that (but it will be tempting in the fall). What I need more is a new mobo and CPU, along with a 24" LCD.

For what I play, a 3870x2 will work for several more years.
June 18, 2008 2:32:38 PM

My 9800GTX was only a few bucks more than a GTS 512, i'm happy with it. (had a 8800GTS 320, which I wasn't happy with, paid less for the GTX lol).
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 18, 2008 4:36:26 PM


Cant see a need for more than a 8800GTX for most peoples needs so i vote for that.
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a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2008 4:46:39 PM

Shadow703793 said:
^+1 for G92 8800GT/GTS.


Yeah I'd vote GF8800GTS-512 too.
June 18, 2008 4:58:51 PM

dang.i forgot the start of the generation of 8800s.8800gts is the best buy at the moment tho.i wont upgrade if i had a 8800gts as it gives playable performance.
June 18, 2008 5:06:11 PM

+1 8800GTS 512
a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2008 5:13:14 PM

area61 said:
dang.i forgot the start of the generation of 8800s.8800gts is the best buy at the moment tho...


Heck considering the prices, I might even say the best option would be the GTS-1GB, really for a longer term future the 1GB comes in handy for future games as well as for the GPGPU options which would really benefit from the 1GB of memory. Also if you do PhysX on one card (which is possible) having enough memory to split between Graphics and Phsyics would be a wise idea as well.

So I'll slightly revise my recco to be the GTS-1GB. [:thegreatgrapeape:8]
a c 272 U Graphics card
June 18, 2008 7:00:20 PM

SLI'd 8800GT's [:mousemonkey]
June 18, 2008 8:54:00 PM

WTF? I'll take two (and wait to build a PCIe system for them). :lol: 
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