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Is Geforce 8800GTX too old of a card to buy?

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December 14, 2012 8:44:53 AM

Hello. My computer is older and bought from futureshop and the power supply is weak so i bought a HD 7750 a while back because its cheap and energy efficient. My brother has the same computer and i would like to buy him a a video card because his games lag and we cant play together.

I was thinking of buying the same video card i have but i came across 2 older video cards on craigslist for cheap so i was curious. They are 2 X EVGA 8800 GTX Video Cards $75 for both. My HD 7750 cost will cost $105 + tax + shipping so about $125. I was thinking i could buy these two cards AND a good power supply for the same price as my one card.

I am just curious if these cards are any good or are they too old? They used to be really expensive when they were new and it seems like two older higher end cards in SLI would be better than one newer lower end card.

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December 14, 2012 8:52:29 AM

Well I have a 9800Gt, It played crysis 2 ok with a few low settings,and plays CSS ok.
And I put one in a friends system to play wow and it did ok. TBH it will get replaced when it breaks untill then its fine 2008 I bought it and it plays most things fine, with a few tweaks, there again im not mad on the Res of the game.
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December 14, 2012 8:57:42 AM

Maybe if they weren't THAT old, but while raw computing power might be competative, specific feaures since then are not, i.e. the 8xxx series only supported dx9. A good power supply is a noble cause, so don't abandon that.
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December 14, 2012 8:59:25 AM

abbadon_34 said:
Maybe if they weren't THAT old, but while raw computing power might be competative, specific feaures since then are not, i.e. the 8xxx series only supported dx9. A good power supply is a noble cause, so don't abandon that.


I just watched a video on youtube it said the 8800 GTX is direct x 10?
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December 14, 2012 9:02:41 AM

I couldn't find similar benchmarks comparing the 2 cards with similar games because the 8800GTX is much older. If 2 X EVGA 8800 GTX in SLI would run games much better than a single HD 7750 than i would buy them but i have no idea =\
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December 14, 2012 9:09:36 AM

sorry, was thing they don't support dx 11 and the newer features that accompany new cards. dx10 pretty much got skipped. most games are either dx9 or dx11, so you'll end up running dx9 mostly, and any dx11 game is off the table. that said, most games still support dx9 and you'll probably see good frame rates since all the dx11 features like tesselation will be disabled
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December 14, 2012 9:27:06 AM

Bear in mind two 8800 GTXs will require a much beefier power supply than a Radeon HD 7750 will.
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December 14, 2012 9:32:55 AM

Does anyone have any personal opinions on what they would do? these 2 cards + a power supply would cost the same as a HD 7750 so it just comes down to which would perform better.
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December 14, 2012 9:38:33 AM

What is his power supply right now?

Considering a single 8800GTX performs worse than a 9800GTX and a 9800GTX performs on par with a 6670/6750 a 7750 performs about equal to a 6770/5770 and those perform equal to two 6670s I would have to say... Factoring all that in an the increase power consumption and age of cards aswell as heat and issues with SLi in most games you would see better performance with a 7750.

Oh and the 7750 can do DX11 and can only use at max 75w


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-...

Oh and you probably don't get a warranty with craigslist items :) 
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December 14, 2012 9:45:35 AM

mouse24 said:
What is his power supply right now?

Considering a single 8800GTX performs worse than a 9800GTX and a 9800GTX performs on par with a 6670/6750 a 7750 performs about equal to a 6770/5770 and those perform equal to two 6670s I would have to say... Factoring all that in an the increase power consumption and age of cards aswell as heat and issues with SLi in most games you would see better performance with a 7750.

Oh and the 7750 can do DX11 and can only use at max 75w

http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/92/bench/Crysis_02.png
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-...

Oh and you probably don't get a warranty with craigslist items :) 



Thanks a lot man that helped so much. The power supply he has at the moment is the same as mine it came with the PC it's just 300W industry standard i could only afford to upgrade it if i went with the cheaper cards.

I know most people would say replace it asap but i bought the HD 7750 because my power supply has not been upgraded and is weak but i've been using my HD 7750 for several months and it works fine the card and my PC run very cool and quite.
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December 14, 2012 9:46:28 AM

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