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Upgrde for NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

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March 17, 2010 12:36:42 PM

Hello,
I would like to upgrade my NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX to something better is it possible?
a b Î Nvidia
March 17, 2010 12:47:16 PM

Get an HD5770/HD5830. You must have a decent PSU for the 8800GTX, so you can handle the newer HD cards.
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March 17, 2010 12:56:48 PM

why even recomend the 5830 when the 5850 is so much better for only £21 or $32 more?
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a b Î Nvidia
March 17, 2010 1:01:19 PM

The difference is $75.
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March 17, 2010 1:26:46 PM

show me.

here in the UK ithe cheapest I can find in my main shops:

Aria Saphire 5830 £187.99 $288.13

tekheads Asus 5850 £217.99 $334.11 (they have free delivery so knocked £7 off their price to = aria)

so is a £30 or $45 difference today

this 5830 price is cheaper than the other day and the 5850 is more.
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March 17, 2010 1:34:46 PM

sounds like you guys are getting a little bit stiffed for the 5850 - or are getting much fairer prices on your 5830's :) 

The 5850 makes a nice upgrade.
The 5830 seems to drop in frame rate more than expected in some benchmarks and be almost the at the same performance level as the 5770:

FarCry2 1920x1200 8xAA


4870 - 32
4890 - 35
5770 - 32
5830 - 34
5850 - 51
5870 - 59



Crysis Warhead DX10 1920x1200 2xAA


4870 - 26
4890 - 30
5770 - 26
5830 - 31
5850 - 38
5870 - 45



Fallout 3 1920x1200 8xAA Ultra Detail


4870 - 54
4890 - 61
5770 - 50
5830 - 54
5850 - 66
5870 - 77
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