if i were buying new, that would be true- albeit slightly impossible since I couldn't get a new 8800gt as its too old.
Likewise, I cant get gt440 or 640 since there are hardly any used sold, and the ones that are- cost at least 2x more. New ones cost 3x more on a good day
Believe it or not, in my price range and performance needs, 8800gt takes the cake easily and has best power consumption too compared to performance. g92 chip was awesome for its time.
I intend to only play sc2 occasionally on this 2nd rig, and 8800gt can play it in full hd maxed out - not bad, i think.