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So now that the new nvidia cards are out I was wondering if upping my 8800gt to a gtx260 would do me some good. Is it a good jump or should I just keep saving money and upgrade later? Right now my 8800gt is a beast but I'm at 1280x800 resolution and could be upgrading to a 24' 1900x1280 (think thats it) resolution monitor. I cant find any benchies for the 260 so links would be great!
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Your 8800GT is still an excellent card. If your step-up is going to be running out soon, then I would use it.

The 260GTX isn't out yet, so there are no benches.
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Oh wow I feel dumb... whats the release date?

I still got 2+months on the program
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post #4 of 6
just as strife said, the G92 cards are still great, but if your time is running out you might want to step it up. Other then that, i think maybe a G200 card might help with the larger resolution, up in that range G92's dont do so great (from benchies ive see)


edit: lol beat me to the post, and no idea about the release date
    
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If you are upgrading to a 1900x1280, then I would say yes (even a 9800GTX+ should be great for that). If you are staying at 1280x800, there is no point.
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your thinking of the GTX 280 card I think and If I still had my step up I would to a 9800 GX2 hold on to that then Step up to the GTX 280 and then Step up to the GTX 260 if its better ot just keep the 9800 GX2
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