Originally Posted by trueg50
I was just noticing that too!
new, butt kicking mid-range GPU's, but the 8800GTX is still up there at the top!
The 8800 GTX is a real beast, that's for sure, and seeing as it is a 3-year-old GPU, it has the same feel to it as the 6800 GT AGP did back in 2002. A real performer with some serious power.
It does have stiff competition though. I had an 8800 GTS 512 after owning a GTX, and I have to say that the GTS 512 sure made my old GTX sweat. Real close in comparison when using 1680x1050.
Then when I had a 9800 GX2, it was a definite step above my GTX and GTS 512 that I had. Sure, the GX2 uses 2 GPU's to accomplish this, but as a single card solution, it rocked.
I then had to sell my GX2
and ended up getting a 9600 GT. I have to say that for the very low price, it performs exceedingly well, overclocks like a monster (770/2150), and is very cool and very quiet (can't hear it at all with fan at 100%) and with the fan turned up, it never passes 52c when fully overclocked. For only what, $140? Excellent.
Now that the GTX 280 is in the picture, according to some good reviews even with immature drivers, it is giving the GX2 a run for its money. In doing this, the GX2 has dropped in price and is hanging at a very sexy $450. The GTX 280 is a single GPU giving a dual-GPU card a hard time. Once the prices drop even further because of competition, we should be seeing the GX2 at $400 and the GTX 280 below $600. It's nice to see flagships go below $600 in their first 6 months (unlike the 8800 GTX and Ultra). I would love to get my hands on a GTX 280, or maybe a GX2 again.
800 stream processors and GDDR5 and yet it still won't beat the GX2 or GTX 280.Edited by sgtdisturbed47 - 6/19/08 at 10:37pm