Is my Video Card VERY outdated?

Hello, I'm planning on building a machine for gaming. I will buy most components, but my father offered me one of his Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX's, and if I was interested, I could have it for free. It is however a really old card, built in 2006. It has never ran or been out of its box so it's in mint condition.

Also, since I'll be using it for games, what games can it max or run on high, and what games can't it? If it runs poorly, I'll buy a newer card.

Thanks in advance,
Stanley
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  1. That's a nice gesture, but that card is too old to play many of today's games at decent settings. I would at least go with a HD 7750 which is the cheapest card worth playing games on. Today's version of that 8800 gtx is the 680 gtx, which is a pretty poor value, but is a very fast card that can play all games at high settings.
  2. GPU Engine Specs:
    CUDA Cores: 575
    Texture Fill Rate 36.8 billion/sec
    Memory Specs:
    Memory Clock 900MHz
    Standard Memory Config 768MB
    Memory Interface Width 384-bit
    Memory Bandwidth 86.4 (GB/sec)
    Feature Support:
    Supported Technologies SLI
  3. maestro0428 said:
    That's a nice gesture, but that card is too old to play many of today's games at decent settings. I would at least go with a HD 7750 which is the cheapest card worth playing games on. Today's version of that 8800 gtx is the 680 gtx, which is a pretty poor value, but is a very fast card that can play all games at high settings.

    Thanks, this is the answer I wanted. +1 for you.
  4. What game do you want to play? The 8800 is 10% slower than the GTX 260. And the GTX 260 plays swtor/tera/gw2 at max resolution. On wow pandaria, max res will be laggy during raid.

    I had gtx 260 and I was able to play basic games like COD on medium settings, csgo on max (really lol), darksiders, darksiders2, fable, fable 3, starcraft on high (not ultra), diablo 3 on max, far cry 3 on medium, GTA1/2/3/4 on max, The settlers 10 on max, mass effect 1/2/3 on max, Halo 1/2/3 on medium.

    So if you take the 260's ability into account and minus 10% performance, you may or may not be able to play those games above at max.

    You need to list what games you are going to play so that we can give you recommendation.
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