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Either 8800GT or G92 8800GTS is prefect for the short or mid term upgrade. For $160, get a 8800GT. For $200, get a G92 8800GTS.
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8800GT = best card in its price range for quite some time now...
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what is your framerate on cod4? and what resolution
I actually haven't played COD4 simply because I know it won't run well, but I'd like to. I have Bioshock and Crysis. I can't play Crysis with anything on Medium at 1600x1200 (not a surprise). Bioshock would play with some OK settings, but the framerates were like 20 to 30, not ideal at all. So I'm not even going to play these games until I know I can run them close to how they were meant to played.

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I would suggest this one :click here its cheap and you can always OC this card to the same as the factory OCs. and like wheth said it is an evga card so you can always step up your card
That's the exact card I'm looking at. Newegg has a $10 off code in the latest e-mail too.

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I would say the gains will vary quite a bit depending on the game and its settings, but you'll probably see an average gain of at least 70% would be my guess. The average gain would be a little higher with a better processor, but cpu bottlenecks generally apply mostly to older/less graphically intensive games, and tend to hit you in such a way that it doesn't matter that much to your gaming (i.e. take you down from 120 to 90fps, that kinda thing).

Another benefit is that the IQ on the 8800's is very noticeably better than the 7800 series, especially the AF quality, plus you get DX10 of course, and HDR/AA simultaneously.

I say go for it man. I think 8800GTs are gonna be decent cards for quite a while...
Those are good points too about IQ.

I have Vista and XP loaded (Vista on RAID0 Raptors and XP on a single Raptor). When I first got Vista, my framerates took a pretty large hit, so I still game in XP. If I get this card, gaming should work pretty well in Vista, right? Or would I be better off still gaming in XP?
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from the 7 series to the 8800 is the biggest jump in performance I have seen, and I have been on the nvidia train since my 6800GT.
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Yeah, I picked the wrong generation to decide to skip. When the 8 series came out like 15 months ago, I figured "well my 7 series is still pretty new, I'll just skip the 8 series and wait for 9." Little did I know that the "true" 8 series would last nearly 2 years by the time the true next gen cards come out this fall.

Sounds like this will be a good upgrade until my next build. I bit the bullet and bought it.

Any thoughts on playing between XP and Vista? I have both running on separate hard drives.
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The 9600GT has less stream processors, so if I can get a 8800GT for about the same price, it seems like a good deal.
Since you said it was a short term upgrade I figured a 9600GT would be right up your alley since someone picked up the Palit version for $110 off of Newegg. Try getting an 8800GT at that price.
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Thanks for all the help guys, this forum is awesome for quick answers to questions.
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you're welcome and enjoy that 8800GT!! Get COD4 to play on it, its a really fun game on hardcore multiplayer. There are alot of custom maps for it now and most of them are much bigger and better looking even than the stock maps. The single player is pretty good too.
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