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hey got offered a 8800 ( waiting to see which model it is )
but its only $50.. AUD
second hand.. but like GTS 450s are $110 - $170ish...

would it be alright in a second rig? or just save the money and dont worry about it.

it will be in my second rig
2.8ghz e7400 ( not oced atm will be l8r ;D )
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corsair cx-400 psu.

but yeah are they still worth buying or dont worry about it?

EDIT: what do 8800s compair to the newer cards? xD
Edited by Liighthead - 1/27/11 at 8:37pm
    
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I have a 8800GTX in my spare computer and it plays just fine. 1280x1024 max settings for 99% of the games that is installed on it. Would be a good back up for any machine.

EDIT: 8800GTX would be much faster than a GT 430, but slower than a GTS 450 by around the same margin.
Edited by M0E - 1/27/11 at 8:43pm
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It's not better than your sig GPU but it's still a good card.

May show it's age a bit in newer games but it's still an impressive GPU. If you don't game on it, use it as a secondary and fold with it!
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Originally Posted by M0E View Post
I have a 8800GTX in my spare computer and it plays just fine. 1280x1024 max settings for 99% of the games that is installed on it. Would be a good back up for any machine.
it would be running at 1440 x 900 or 1080p most likley 1440 x 900.

what card would they be on par with in the 5k ati or 400 series nvida cards? :]


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It's not better than your sig GPU but it's still a good card.

May show it's age a bit in newer games but it's still an impressive GPU. If you don't game on it, use it as a secondary and fold with it!
yeah ik it isnt as good as my 460 lol. will be used in my second rig....

depending where this second rig goes might end up folding it lol
    
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if it is a 8800GT/GS, then the price is about what they are worth.

If it is any thing else, then it is a good deal
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liighthead View Post
it would be running at 1440 x 900 or 1080p most likley 1440 x 900.

what card would they be on par with in the 5k ati or 400 series nvida cards? :]
I edited, dont know if you saw the change...

EDIT: 8800GTX would be much faster than a GT 430, but slower than a GTS 450 by around the same margin. It would be faster than a 5670, but slower than a 5750.
Edited by M0E - 1/27/11 at 8:47pm
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Quote:
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I edited, dont know if you saw the change...

EDIT: 8800GTX would be much faster than a GT 430, but slower than a GTS 450 by around the same margin. It would be faster than a 5670, but slower than a 5750.
8800GTX / Ultra = HD4850, which = HD5750.
8800GTS 512 = 8800GTX / Ultra (just missing some vRAM)
8800GT = slightly slower (maybe 5-10%)
8800GS = slightly slower still (maybe 5%)
8800GTS 320 / 640 = don't bother for such a high price.
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check the S/N and P/N stickers on the bottom to see if it's been baked. i'd hate to unknowingly by one of those. i would buy anything that "old. especially something with a history of fudging up out of nowhere.
    
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fold on it, or use it as physX
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Quote:
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8800GTX / Ultra = HD4850, which = HD5750.
8800GTS 512 = 8800GTX / Ultra (just missing some vRAM)
8800GT = slightly slower (maybe 5-10%)
8800GS = slightly slower still (maybe 5%)
8800GTS 320 / 640 = don't bother for such a high price.
dont forget that they are different cores, with the GTS being G92 and 65nm and the GTX being G80 and 90nm.

Also, the GTX has higher memory bandwidth than the GTS and is a little bit faster. i know because i have both

8800's still rock and $50 for a higher end one is not a bad deal.

EDIT: my GTX's have a 384-bit memory bus compared to the 256-bit bus of the GTS
its 12 chips vs 8 there
Edited by wumpus - 1/27/11 at 9:05pm
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