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Which card to upgrade to replace my 8800gtx?

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Im selling my 8800gtx. Which card should i buy that would allow me to game at 2560 x 1600 res? Id prefer ATI cuz of intel mobos. I'll be buying one card now and another in a couple of months!
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The HD 3870X2 would really be your only option at that res. Either that, or a 9800GX2.
    
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no card out yet is worth upgrading from a 8800GTX. a 9800GTX, 9800GX2 or 3870X2 will provide only 5-15% advantage. hold out till June for nvidia's GTX280 which will be the 9900 series cards. then maybe. for now the 8800GTX is king.
    
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hmmmm. I guess waiting sounds like a good option. The thing is the guy wants to buy the card off of me right now. How much is the price speculated for a 4870 x2?
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post #5 of 10
8800GTX is still a good card especially its 768 ram at higher settings. At this point, I would wait to see how the new HD4xxx and GTX200 series work.
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4870X2 isnt out till late July. 4850 will be out mid june. GTX280 should be around $650 on launch, only pricing detail about 4870X2 i know is that it is going to be cheaper than GTX280. try googling it.
    
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post #7 of 10
3870 NOT x2. IF you get a intel mobo lik x48 you can do crossfire x and 4 3870's. The reason im saying 4 3870's would be because for one it would be cheaper. 150 x 4 is cheaper then 370 x2. 3870's can O.C. More on 4 boards then on 2. If 2 gpu's are sharing the same PCB it will GET HOT! so spread it out w/ 4 and that will keep them RELATIVELY COOLER! ALSO some games do not support the 3870x2 as much so. Go w/ the 3870's!
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post #8 of 10
Not much is better than an 8800GTX from both Nvidia and ATI at that resolution.

Go with the 3870X2 or 9800GX2 if you insist on upgrading
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Wait a month for the 260\\280GTX.
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8800GTX is still a good card especially its 768 ram at higher settings. At this point, I would wait to see how the new HD4xxx and GTX200 series work.
i agree
    
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