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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127328

Why is this so cheap? After the rebate it's $120.

The worst thing about building a system is when you start seeing the prices go down almost immediately. I remember a 8800gts was like $100 more than my HD3850 when I built mine.
    
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because it's old. Remember, that particular 8800 GTS is G80 based, and has 96 SP' as opposed to the G92 GTS, which has 128. Looks like they are trying to shift those old cards.
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post #3 of 36
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Originally Posted by dglkn View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127328

Why is this so cheap? After the rebate it's $120.
It's a G80 model. It's about a year and a half or more old. G92 models are out and the 9-series are out, as well.

The 8800GT is faster than the 320MB and the 640MB version of the 8800GTS (G80). Just so you know.
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post #4 of 36
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It's a G80 model. It's about a year and a half or more old. G92 models are out and the 9-series are out, as well.

The 8800GT is faster than the 320MB and the 640MB version of the 8800GTS (G80). Just so you know.
It's still one hell of a buy if your on a budget though.
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There is nothing wrong with that card. I'm sure you would get decent frame rates with that card. It just happens that its based on the older chip like mentioned before me.
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It's still one hell of a buy if your on a budget though.
I do agree. It's worth to save $40 more if you're going to get a 8600GT and get the 8800GTS 320MB.
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There is nothing wrong with that card. I'm sure you would get decent frame rates with that card. It just happens that its based on the older chip like mentioned before me.
Older chip, yeah, but I think they just took the crown for the best price/performance ratio on the mid-range market right now. It still outperforms the 3850, which costs the same, and is about on par with the 3870, which costs more.
    
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post #8 of 36
9600gt's are selling for as low as $145 and they're substantially faster then a 8800gts 320mb so I'd say that's the better choice.

But yeah I agree it's not a bad deal.
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post #9 of 36
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9600gt's are selling for as low as $145 and they're substantially faster then a 8800gts 320mb so I'd say that's the better choice.

But yeah I agree it's not a bad deal.
True, if you're buying a new rig, then these cards are aren't the best price/performance per se, but if you already have an old G80 GTS, this is the best opportunity to go SLi that you are going to see.
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9600gt's are selling for as low as $145 and they're substantially faster then a 8800gts 320mb so I'd say that's the better choice.

But yeah I agree it's not a bad deal.
Seriously? They're that cheap?
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