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Upgrade 8800GT to 275GTX worth?

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August 7, 2009 9:10:09 AM

I've been thinkin' of upgrading my XFX 8800GT to an XFX 275GTX since it costs 200€ now on the european market

Just wondering...is this a good time to upgrade?,or should i wait by the end of the year to see if this card or the 285GTX drops/cuts prices?,i might not be able to afford for the next getn 300GTX cards,i bet they'll be friggin costy....

My screen resolution is always at 1680x1050 in a 20" LCD SAMSUNG monitor and i normally play games like TEAM FORTRESS 2 or whatever game that comes up..i just got the feelin the card is at it's latest moments due to W.Vista/7 RTM...

Opinions please? óò
a c 105 U Graphics card
August 7, 2009 9:50:59 AM

Team fortress2 is more cpu bound for one........... but most other games would benefit greatly by the upgrade. What's the rest of your hardware ?
August 7, 2009 9:51:19 AM

At that resolution and only TF2. Save your money for future cards, the 8800GT handles it perfectly fine.

Why spend the money when you don't need it? Video cards can only get cheaper.
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August 7, 2009 9:55:12 AM

My Rig,forgot to put it up...

CPU: E8400@3Ghz (No OC) + Thermaltake BigTyph VX12
GPU: XFX 8800GT 512MB DDR3 + ZALMAN VHF1000 (or a cooler supported for it!)
RAM: 4GB DDR2 Kingston
PSU: Thermaltake Toughtpower 700W MODULAR (FTW)
2 HDD's
1 DVD+R Writer/reader
Antec 900 Tower
Motherboard: ASUS P5KDeluxe + Wi-Fi AP thing

Hope that helps
August 27, 2009 8:59:50 PM

Well...what do you guys think?...I've tried running TF2 on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits and it kinda...strutters...the Dual CPU option from msconfig is at 2 and in the game its Dual Core use is also On...where's the prob?...
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2009 9:06:42 PM

what speed is your ram
August 27, 2009 9:09:11 PM

633mhz...or DDR2-667 (333mhz) says Everest
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2009 9:18:38 PM

ok the ram is a bit on the slow side first get some 800/1066 ram then overclock your cpu a bit to bout 3.4ghz if things dont improve you can just wait 6 weeks when ati launch their new cards wich will force price cuts on all graphics cars
August 27, 2009 9:20:33 PM

i'm not going to overclock my CPU...no way....you sure is the ram óo?...should i buy 2x2 GB or 4 sticks of 1GB each?..i mean,ram usage for upcomin' Windows 7 64bit o Vista 64bit <<..

what would i notice in difference with a RAM change?

btw...when will nvidia 200GTX cards will drop this year?,any news or internet news source?...some people says September 12th or whatever,but nobody replies to me about it with a source
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2009 9:27:32 PM

ok ok no overclocking but i've seen gains of up to 20%-25% by going from 667 to 1066 on highly cpu intensive games like tf2 and get 2gig sticks
August 27, 2009 9:30:19 PM

we dun have 1066 here in spain....just 800mhz as max (1066 are for DDR3,and i've got DDR2...)

seems minimal improve...

and you didnt said a word about nvidia's possible price cut source ^^;;;;
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2009 9:30:58 PM

i estimate end sep when all the hype over the ati 5xxx series is out if specs are true the single 5870 performs within 10%-15% of a gtx 295
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2009 9:34:48 PM

not that minimal considering the price
August 27, 2009 9:35:28 PM

~25€ each 2GB stick
August 27, 2009 9:42:27 PM

The ram should help a bit, any reason your not going for even a slight overclock?

the e8400 is a great overclocker, i got it to 3.6 with only minor voltage tweaks, and it runs at the same temp as stock with my xigmatech dark knight. Going from 3.0 to 3.4-3.6 should net you a fairly substantial gain.

I agree, its not worth it for you to upgrade the card, just wait for the new stuff.
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2009 9:46:49 PM

you sure bout it costing 25 ? :o  round here thats the price 1066 goes for in my country 800 costs 18 here :heink: 
August 27, 2009 9:51:56 PM

@Jonsy2k: i'm good with the RAM i have now...incase i go 64bits and Vista/7 sucks lots of RAM i'll think about it...CPU Overclock FEARS of BURNING AND MALFUNCTION...

300GTX are for ummm how to say it?..."oh mom,DirectX11!,but its not even done and tested yet,DX10 FTW,right?"...that's why i'm thinkin of 275GTX..sides,300GTX specs arent out n stuff

Again,i dun like ATI because of bad drivers...

@Obsidian86: Yes,25~€ each 2x2GB 800mhz
a b U Graphics card
August 27, 2009 9:55:15 PM

ati are't that bad anymore since amd took them over and newer drivers will be optimised for ati+amd
August 27, 2009 9:56:28 PM

sadly i'm on the Intel Wagon....wich actually works for me...
August 27, 2009 10:08:47 PM

I doubt the ram will do much??? Theres not much to gain because if the ram is too slow then it will jus run on a different ratio to the FSB....EG. If your FSB is 333mhz....and your ram is 667mhz (really 2x333mhz) then your ram is running in perfect ratio of 1:1 (333:333MHz) to FSB and this is the perfect situation.

If your FSB is say 222MHz and your ram 667mhz (again, really 2x333MHz) then your FSB:D RAM ratio is 2:3 (222MHz:333MHz) and will still run pretty well.

Your best off finding the CPU FSB speed in BIOS, then setting your ram so that it runs in 1:1 - if your FSB is 333 then your ram should be set to 667. Only if your FSB is 400MHz (fro example) and your RAM cant run @ 800MHz then this is the only time your gonna benefit from buying 800MHz RAM.

Also i would hold off buying until the new cards come out (probs 2month at the latest) and reap the benefits of the price drops.

Unless your gonna buy a GTX260 or HD4870 as they probs only drop by about £10 at the most as theyre soooo low already!
August 27, 2009 10:11:08 PM

275GTX Price Drop....no more changes!...whenever i need RAM for a 64bit OS like Vista/7 (with Logitech n stuff drivers) then i'll think again...
a c 271 U Graphics card
August 28, 2009 2:19:22 AM

DV2 said:
i'm not going to overclock my CPU...no way....you sure is the ram óo?...should i buy 2x2 GB or 4 sticks of 1GB each?..i mean,ram usage for upcomin' Windows 7 64bit o Vista 64bit <<..

what would i notice in difference with a RAM change?

btw...when will nvidia 200GTX cards will drop this year?,any news or internet news source?...some people says September 12th or whatever,but nobody replies to me about it with a source

The only thing I've seen recently. http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20090819PD216.html
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