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Upgrading 8800GTS (G92) - Need Advice

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July 2, 2011 3:05:57 AM

My old vid card finally died and I'm looking for a new one. I just started researching the ones out, but any advice will be appreciated.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: Around $200 after rebate

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Rift)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ECS GeGorce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16. Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V v.2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU: intel i7-930 LGA 1366 2.80 GHz, MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R SLI/Crossfire, RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240pPin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800), HD: OCZ Vertex Turbo OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60 GB SATA II MLC Internal SSD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, and local store of Fry's

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I like to run games at maximum resolution and all the effects on.

a c 171 U Graphics card
July 2, 2011 6:29:16 AM

^+1, or a gtx 560. both would be twice as fast as your current gpu.
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a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2011 10:38:13 AM

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6870s get my vote since the 560 non Tis are mostly around 20USD more expensive

on a side note: the Sapphire FLex 6870 is priced similarly.....interested in Eyefinity ? :D 

No, they're the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If you're willing to spend $200 after rebate get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Significantly faster and a decent buy. If you're willing to chance Palit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $220 before rebate.
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a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2011 10:57:53 AM

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^ I met the 6870 Flex and Giagbyte 6870, and the only 560 cheaper than the 6870s is a ECS card.......and who in the right minds would buy a ECS product?


and IMO, the Palit 560Ti is inferior to the HAWK 560Ti

You don't look hard enough:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The MSI is better but the Palit is cheaper.
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a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2011 11:07:43 AM

Again, the Palit is the cheaper 560 Ti. The MSI is better but the Palit is cheaper, what's so hard to understand?
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a c 171 U Graphics card
July 2, 2011 11:19:31 AM

^palit is crap and i wouldnt buy one even if it was cheaper
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