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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;13655126 

9800GX2
8800 Ultra
9800GTX+
GTS250
8800GTX
9800GTX
8800GTS 512
8800GT
9800GT
9600GT
8800GTS 640 --9600GSO
9600GS
8800GTS 320
8800GS

this about sums it up....if only phae could type in straight lines.lol
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post #12 of 16
the 8800 cards released in late 2007 are basically the same as the 9800 series,
8800GT was renamed to 9800GT,
the 9800GTX was basically a 8800GTS 512mb with higher clocks.

all of these are based on the same GPU, the "G92".
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Because they're still solid cards that will play the majority of games the average person plays are reasonable settings with reasonable FPS. I <3 my 8800GT.
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still got mines running.... runs every game pretty much maxed so its gonna sit in this bad boy till the games actually put a dent in her
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post #15 of 16
Still useful cards, although not so much for those 'gamer' types...

My 8800GTX and 9800GT fold 24/7 for OCN!!
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Not sure the OP's proposition here is exactly 'true' ... I remember seeing PNY 9800GTX cards going for $49.99 after MIR a few months back at Fry's ... considering they were like $349 cards about three years earlier, I'm not sure this is an especially notable example of a card holding it's value.

However, the 8800GT - 9800GTX range of cards is a pretty optimal choice as a physX card unless you're running crazy powerful rendering cards ... this probably helps keep the value of them up a bit. You do get people looking for them for this purpose.

Also, most cards that were top-o-the-line at one point (or very nearly so, as was the 8800GT) tend to hold their value fairly decently over time.

It helps that they're generally still more powerful than brand new cards that go in the same $50-$60 price range, and still very competent gaming cards at lower resolutions.
    
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