I have an 8800gtx 768 ram evga card. It hasn't felt the same since my motherboard blew up so I'm looking to upgrade to something that is going to be worth me spending the money by giving me much better performance. I have a xfx 780i sli motherboard. I am open to ati videocards even though i have an sli board. What is the best videocard set up for me? I am a fps gamer so i need speed and i play at 1600x1200 or higher and also at 1280x1024 on my 22 inch monitor.
Minimum of 4870, but the 4870 x2 would be the best option for you. It'll consume alot more power over the 8800gtx, but hopefully you have a quality PSU to run it. What is your PSU that you have right now? And what are your system specs?
To be honest, unless your 8800GTX really died, I wouldn't upgrade the GPU at all.
If it's having some problems, send it back in for a replacement.
It's not worth the money at this point in time for the performance increase you get from 4870, 9800GX2. Save the money, get something better later, your 8800GTX should handle every game out there at 1280*1024 and 1600*1200 fine (exception of Crysis, but even the GTX280 can't really handle it).
i agree with johnyeah the 8800gtx is still one hell of a card and should handle most games at max settings. rma the card for a new one, but if u most buy a new card you should get a gtx280 or 4870x2 to see decent gains.
well my budget is 600 tops but really am looking for a cheaper upgrade. my power supply is pc power and cooling 750 quad quad core q6600 oc to 3.6 gig 4gig ram with x-fi prelude sound card.
Since value is important, 9800gx2 is the way to go. The $270 card outperforms $420 gtx280. The 4870x2 is 1st place, but will cost twice as much, the $550 price tag probably won't fit well into your $600 bottom line.