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So it is my brothers birthday and I just bought two nvidia cards from a friend at work with the intention of giving the better one to my brother. Long story short I want to know which card is the better one....

EVGA 8800 GTX 768mb

or

EVGA GTS 250 512mb

I'm guessing the 8800 but I want second opinions.
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GTS 250. It's a More Energy Efficient Version of a 9800GTX which is 2x better than a 8800.
 
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GTS 250 will be a bit faster in anything not limited by the amount of it's VRAM.
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post #4 of 21
I give him the 250, I love the 8800's, it was a bad ass card for its time! But the 250 is new tech and dx10. But man those 8800's beast back in the day!!!!
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Awesome thanks. Will the GTS250 be a decent upgrade from a HD 3870?

@Keith - The 8800 is also DX10 and shader 4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KEITHRH12 View Post
I give him the 250, I love the 8800's, it was a bad ass card for it time! But the 250 is new tech and dx10. But man those 8800's beast back in the day!!!!
The 8800 is DX10, too. They both have 128sp, but the 250 should have more overclocking headroom due to a more efficient design (it'll run cooler). They're very similar in performance.
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250 is better for future SLI endeavors.
 
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post #8 of 21
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So he has a ton of unused power in his psu...750 watt with only one hdd and a i5 processor. I'm thinking I'll give him the 8800 and save the smaller 250 for myself to use for physx (since my intention was one for a gift, one for physx in my system).

So, I am right to believe the 8800 gtx will be a serious upgrade from a HD 3850 256mb?
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post #9 of 21
yep the were dx10, like one of the first, I think, still great cards!!!! Sorry for the mistake!!! Never owned one, I went from a 7950gt to 9800gtx. But hell that was yrs ago!
Edited by KEITHRH12 - 8/20/11 at 4:23pm
post #10 of 21
The GTS 250 is the better card OP.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PimpSkyline View Post
GTS 250. It's a More Energy Efficient Version of a 9800GTX which is 2x better than a 8800.
How did you figure the 9800GTX is 2x better than the 8800 GTX?.. Its more like 10-15% I think..
    
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