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GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB) Died --What now?

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September 29, 2008 8:17:38 PM

I have:

Intel Core 2 CPUx 6800 @ 2.93ghz.
2 gigs of ram
Nvidia motherboard
24" wide screen Dell monitor

My Geforce 8800 GTX with 768 megs on board died. What should I replace it with?

I like to play Battleground Europe and Medal of Honor Airborne types of games. Pretty graphics and cpu intensive. What's a replacement? The 8800 was the pci express (with the extra cables that connect it to the motherboard).

Josh

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September 29, 2008 8:35:00 PM

Either the same thing, or the new card of choice-

4850 or 4870 from ATI/AMD, $170 and $240.

OR the GTX 260 at $215.

I replaced my 8800 GTX SLI setup with the 260 SLI.

Your 1920 x 1200 res really needs the oomph of the 4870 or the 260.

And those extra cables are power connectors to connect to the psu, as the card draws more power than the mobo can provide through the slot.

The 260 has the same two 6 pin connecters that the 8800 GTX does, not sure on the 4870.
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September 29, 2008 8:40:46 PM

^ 4870 has two six pin connectors as well.
September 29, 2008 8:49:22 PM

Before you do anything, check the warranty.
a c 107 U Graphics card
September 29, 2008 10:00:50 PM

Since I'm guessing you have an SLi board then depending on your budget go with a 260 or a 280.
September 29, 2008 10:30:24 PM

I think a 1GB HD4870 would be an excellent choice, but first I'd follow roadrunner's advice and see if your card is still under warranty.

WTF I rated roadrunner up... who thinks it's a bad idea to check the warranty???
September 29, 2008 10:33:04 PM
September 29, 2008 10:49:20 PM

roadrunner197069 said:
Before you do anything, check the warranty.

Especially if your video card was from EVGA, their cards all have life warranty.
September 29, 2008 10:50:51 PM

Does any Radeon manufactures actually offer any trade up program?
September 29, 2008 10:53:00 PM

murdoc said:
Does any Radeon manufactures actually offer any trade up program?


The trade up programs are usually a bad deal anyways. I do believe ATI itself used to offer a trade up program before, not sure about it anymore.
September 29, 2008 10:59:12 PM

johnyeah said:
The trade up programs are usually a bad deal anyways. I do believe ATI itself used to offer a trade up program before, not sure about it anymore.


Usually, but not always. The $280 EVGA 9800gx2 I linked is pretty good deal, no? :p 
September 29, 2008 11:01:54 PM

9800gtx / +, gtx 260 , 260 core 216, 4870, 4850,

any number of those will work, all depends on your budget.

considering u have the nvidia mobo, stick with a nvidia card.
September 30, 2008 1:06:00 AM

Yeah I popped in an ATI Radeon HD 2400 series just to get the computer working again. And umm, games aren't even playable the graphics are so choppy. I'll stay with Nvidia since I have an Nvidia motherboard. And it has an nvidia raid setup.

My problem is, last time I worked on a computer was in the days of the 486's and things have really changed. I have to google every term I come across. :( 

The 8800 gtx had cables that went from the motherboard to the video card. I think that's called pci-express or something. Anyway, this radeon I had laying around didn't and I guess that makes a huge difference because this ati radeon blows.

Probably go with the 9800 gtx I guess.
September 30, 2008 1:54:07 AM

johnyeah said:
The trade up programs are usually a bad deal anyways. I do believe ATI itself used to offer a trade up program before, not sure about it anymore.


Well you can't upgrade to the Superclocked versions but you can OC it yourself and you only add the extra amount. It's a good deal in my opinion becuase there's no way you can get all the money you've paid for your card back if you sell it back out (say after 6 months). This type of step up program is really a pull factor to nvidia cards which I hope ATI had.
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September 30, 2008 1:55:41 AM

The 2400 is a barely useable card, and at the bottom of ATIs old old layout of cards. Nothing like the newer ATI cards, which have brought decent pricing to gfx cards once again. That 8800 would be over 300$ now if not for ATI outdoing nVidia at this price point and yet being cheaper by 150$. The 4850 is better than your card, and brought those prices down. Having said that, giving credit where credit is due, nVidia with their lowered prices do have good cards with the 260. Id get the cheapest 260 you can find, youll be happy. No need to oc your card, or spend more for one thats oceed, as it sounds you were happy with your old card, and the 260, or the 4870 both are much better cards
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