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Well my friend is looking for a cheap easy to install card to play some form of Crysis on like Medium.

He found this card and said he wanted to get it.

My question is - is this a good card to get or are there other good/cheap cards that can do the same or even better?
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post #2 of 18
Why not pay the little extra and get the 8800GT?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125089
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post #3 of 18
i've got an 8800gs arriving today, stay tuned for benches and the such
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post #4 of 18
Why not get a 9600GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130328

Not sure if it beats or stays on par with the 8800GS though.
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post #5 of 18
Get the 9600gt its better for about the same price.
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post #6 of 18
With extra $30-$40, a 8800GT or 9600GT will perform better.
post #7 of 18
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the question is power consumption. I havent been inside my friend's computer, I still dont even know if he has the power cord for the video card yet. Though I may point him toward the 8800GT if he does.
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Well my friend is looking for a cheap easy to install card to play some form of Crysis on like Medium.

He found this card and said he wanted to get it.

My question is - is this a good card to get or are there other good/cheap cards that can do the same or even better?
The 8800GS is definitely a worthy choice, but look into the new 9600GT. Sub-$200, amazing performance. Blow the 8800GS out of the water as far as I know
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post #9 of 18
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does better then the 8800GT posted above?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130329
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Are there actually any benchmarks out there comparing the 8800GS and 9600GT?

EDIT: Found this review at VR-Zone. It shows the 9600GT beats out the 8800GS 384MB, but not by a very large margin IMO.
    
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