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SLI 8800GTS 512's XFX Alpha Dog Edition

Loved those cards so much and they overclocked so well. Wish I still had them to be honest.

That's funny. I still have two of the exact cards you're talking about. The neat thing about them is that they also have sequential serial numbers.
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I still have a rig setup with an 8800GT w/ a 27" Sony CRT. Love that card.
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Makes sense, after all:

1. The new generation of games that will also be released for the new consoles will be DX 11 only, whereas indie games on DX 9 will probably work just fine on the current code, developers have to take that driver into consideration instead of waiting for Nvidia to make some change, besides, DX 9 is most probably well digested by now, all the different ways of doing things with it have already been done and are in the driver;

2. The performance of these cards is starting to become not relevant in terms of gaming, which is where having updated drivers matters.

Just for a historical perspective on this, the GTX 750 (non Ti) is faster than all of these cards and has the same amount of VRAM as the best one from the GTX 200 series:

GTX 750 > GTX 650 Ti > GTX 460 1 GB > GTX 285


The only card faster is the GTX 295 (if there is an SLI profile available), for which the GTX 750 Ti will probably perform just as well if not better for a multitude of reasons;

3. They will still fix bugs on the last driver until 2016.


The release schedule for the last driver for these series also means that it will be compatible with Windows 8.1 Update 1, which probably means full compatibility with the rest of the OSes life.

For consistency reasons I'm actually curious if the last driver they made available for the 7 and 6 series works with Windows 8.1. The last driver they released was for Windows 8, but given that the 8.1 update is essentially a service pack (people will have to install it in order to get the full support period), I wonder if it works.
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Still love my 2 9800GTX+ I had in SLi, truly a powerhouse of a GPU setup until about 3-2 years ago.
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I have a GTX260 still in the house. Ah well!
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I don't think my sister has updated her GTX 275 drivers in 3 years thinking.gif

Ah well, it's going to run League of Legends and MapleStory fine for her until it dies, at which point I can take advantage of EVGA Lifetime Warranty biggrin.gif
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8600GT Master Race reporting in, haha. Had good times with that GPU, played Crysis and Crysis Warhead on High settings with it no problem. Good ol' days...
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This is still on Nvidia's website... biggrin.gif
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With two on-board GPUs, a GeForce® 9800 GX2-based graphics solution is bar-none the fastest graphics card available, and when paired with a 7 Series NVIDIA nForce® motherboard, creates the latest in a line of powerful NVIDIA gaming platforms. Be blown away by scorching frame rates, true-to-life extreme HD gaming, and picture-perfect Blu-ray and HD DVD movies.
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I'm guessing this also applies to their mobile D3D10 cards?
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I still have 2 volt modded 9600GTs. I plug them in from time to time.
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