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nvidia 8800 GS good or bad?

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  • 46% (18)
    Get the 8800 GS to Fold
  • 30% (12)
    Get the 8800 GT because it's better (cost like $70 more)
  • 23% (9)
    Folding is not important.
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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
well i am tempted to pick up an EVGA 8800 GS because of the price of $80 after MIR.

so my question is how is the performance on this card.

it will go in My E4500 System, Mainly to fold. but still i'd like to be able to game on it once in a while, even though most gaming i will probably do on the HD4850 on my quad.
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You really can't beat it at that price.
    
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post #3 of 28
The 8800GS is also known as a 9600GSO. It is a decent card and significantly more powerful than your current 7900GT (~70-90% faster). It is an excellent deal for $80.
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post #4 of 28
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lol so that means go 8800GS?
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post #5 of 28
You can OC it to the GT stock speed and get a decent number of PPD out of it.
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post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
here is the card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130332

i believe the PPD is around neighborhood of 4k. correct me if im wrong.

this will burn a hole in my wallet since i just bought the HD4850 for $150
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post #7 of 28
8800GS isn't bad at all at $80, which many 8600GT still sell at this price.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/E...800_GS/20.html
Edited by linskingdom - 6/23/08 at 11:53am
post #8 of 28
Its 4000+ depends on what kind of stable clock you can push out of it.
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post #9 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
here is the card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130332

i believe the PPD is around neighborhood of 4k. correct me if im wrong.

this will burn a hole in my wallet since i just bought the HD4850 for $150
Get it for $80 its a ftw. My Stock is around 4700 and OC'ed (shaders only, underclocked mem/core) is at 4980 running with 100% fan at 58*C

Hope that helps
post #10 of 28
i have the 9600gso folding.
4957 ppd estimated by fahmon.
Overclocked to 650/1620/812

Just get the 8800gs or 9600gso, wichever is cheapest!
theyre the same card anyway
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