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Why does this thread only have four pages? It deserves a lot more!
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I owned the 8500GT, and it STILL does a nice job with all games, expect some of the very new ones..


games I played on my 8500Gt 1GB DDR2:

Tomraider underworld.

Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Metro 2033.


Crysis Warhead.


settings were medium ~ high (but not very high for sure)

I could also overclock it to double the values it came with.


in general, most of the 8000 series cards were awesome really.
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wouldnt the 8800 ultra be more legendary than the GT?
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wouldnt the 8800 ultra be more legendary than the GT?
No, not at all. It was nothing but an overclocked GeForce 8800 GTX at an even bigger premium (considering the GeForce 8800 GTX itself was in the land of being sold at a premium).

The GeForce 8800 GTX was legendary for being such a big jump in performance when it came out, and for being such a successful new architecture (and unified shaders and all, etc.)... but price was still high. Still, back when it first came out, it was, and by far, the only option aside from the cheaper but weaker GTS siblings, so it deserves a mention for that. It was great in every way by so much, even if it was expensive.

The GeForce 8800 GT that followed later, however, was within distance of the GeForce 8800 GTX at a much lower proportionate fraction of the price, and not only that, but it ran cooler, used less power, could be smaller, etc. It wasn't quite the performance of the GeForce 8800 GTX, but this is largely what made the GPU/series so famous. That GPU made so many others, including most of nVidia's, all but obsolete for most intents and purposes. It was literally a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 2.0, as I've said a few times. Those sorts of GPUs don't come around often.

I honestly say those were the only two GeForce 8 series cards that were truly special. Both were great so it's hard to down on either, though I'd argue just a bit more for the latter despite being slightly weaker. The rest of the GeForce 8 series ranged from being priced too high, to not offering enough performance, or just being rehashes (and that's not including the heat/solder issues many of the lower and mid-range ones suffered either...).
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I'd say today's current "8800GT" card would be the GTX 460 1GB. I have a feeling it'll last a lot of people a very good time.
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I'd say today's current "8800GT" card would be the GTX 460 1GB. I have a feeling it'll last a lot of people a very good time.

agreed, the 460 1GB is primed to be the next 8800GT.
    
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I had an EVGA Superclocked 8800GT for two years. It ran great on games like Crysis, Flight Simulator X (to some extent), GTA San Andreas, Need For Speed Shift, and many others. That was the first discreet graphics card I ever owned.
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agreed, the 460 1GB is primed to be the next 8800GT.

Haha, definitely!! 8800GT was a legend in its day and the standard for PC Requirements, I came from a 512mb 9600GT aha, then to a 1GB 5750, to my 1GB GTX460.

Trully awesome cards 8800GT's/460's
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