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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.
I was keeping it simple . I know about the G92 and G80 stuff, and that the GTX and Ultra are slightly faster. But in general, they are very VERY close to performance, its easier to just call them equals.
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I was keeping it simple . I know about the G92 and G80 stuff, and that the GTX and Ultra are slightly faster. But in general, they are very VERY close to performance, its easier to just call them equals.
ok I can understand that.

thing is though, these GTX's just feel more awesome and robust than the G92 cards. both mine took 1.6v on air like champs & are in SLI on my i7 system now

boy 8800's are really awesome! :
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worth $50 but thats about it , its 3+ years old now there is much much better cards on the market nowadays .. I remember the 9800gt days , playing games at the lowest resolution on lowest settings and it still lagged ... Dunno what the hype about 8800gt's are ROFL meh.. must be a fanboy thing cos it wouldnt do anything for me personally though it might make a good paper weight or just to have for sentimental value since u know its the ALMIGHT 8800gt .. they are old , outdated and not really worth a second look imo .. unless u play old games and fps means nothing to u .. Wouldnt mind one as a physx card though =)

They "were" awsome , not anymore .
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alright kool ill get back to you guys when he responds :] thanks
    
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worth $50 but thats about it , its 3+ years old now there is much much better cards on the market nowadays .. I remember the 9800gt days , playing games at the lowest resolution on lowest settings and it still lagged ... Dunno what the hype about 8800gt's are , must be a fanboy thing .. they are old , outdated and not really worth a second look imo .. unless u play old games and fps means nothing to u .. Wouldnt mind one as a physx card though =)
Hey now, I had SLI 8800's and could run Far Cry 2 pretty well... I don't know how it stacks up today, but I know I gave my friend a 8600 and it barely runs the newest games, so I'm guessing the 8800 should be ok on lowest for some.
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Hey now, I had SLI 8800's and could run Far Cry 2 pretty well... I don't know how it stacks up today, but I know I gave my friend a 8600 and it barely runs the newest games, so I'm guessing the 8800 should be ok on lowest for some.
Thats sli , im talking about a single 8800 .. Its nothing special , wont play the latest games .. Maybe on low settings if hes lucky ... even in sli it doesnt compare to todays tech .

With my old 9800gt and c2d e7500 i had to run most games in windowd mode @ 800x600 on the lowest settings and the performance was rediculous the games werent enjoyable playable .. Playable as a slideshow but thats not gaming ... Wouldnt even load nfs shift , had to play it at 800x600 on the lowest settings to get a max of 17fps .

If you live in 2007 i say yes , but these days a card like that is just going to get worse as games advance ... Get over it i say and spend another $100 and get a decent card that plays all the latest games .
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Thats sli , im talking about a single 8800 .. Its nothing special , wont play the latest games .. Maybe on low settings if hes lucky ... even in sli it doesnt compare to todays tech .
lulz you must have been trying to play at maxed out 1080p....he stated that he is using 1440x900.....and 8800's are perfect for that resolution. My 8800GTX SLI on my 1440x900 monitor can run BC2 maxed 16x AA/AF easy with a great framerate.

so really, it can play the latest games.

EDIT: **** even one 8800GTX (5-10% faster than 9800GT) I can max BC2 at 1440x900 no AA/AF with 50+ the whole time.
your comp was messed up, because it certainly wasn't the card. Don't spread hate for something that was most likely a PEBKAC error...
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Hey now, I had SLI 8800's and could run Far Cry 2 pretty well... I don't know how it stacks up today, but I know I gave my friend a 8600 and it barely runs the newest games, so I'm guessing the 8800 should be ok on lowest for some.
There are plenty of worse options. My daughter's rig is still rocking a 7900GS
 
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Thats sli , im talking about a single 8800 .. Its nothing special , wont play the latest games .. Maybe on low settings if hes lucky ... even in sli it doesnt compare to todays tech .

With my old 9800gt and c2d e7500 i had to run most games in windowd mode @ 800x600 on the lowest settings and the performance was rediculous the games werent enjoyable playable .. Playable as a slideshow but thats not gaming ...
wow really? 800 x 600 lowest settings??

e7400 + 9800gt ( oced a bit ) run cod 4 on high @ 1440 x 900 without aa. pretty good lol.

mmm idk its either get this or build a bong cooler for the lols. and use a 9400/8400gs >.<
    
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A bong cooler ? shed some light =D

I never tried playing games at 1080p on my 9800gt , i wish .. Would be very poor performance , maybe in sli its different .. though back then i wasnt as much of an enthusiast as i am now so maybe im dipping a little too low ..

Either way 8800 isnt the worst card , nor the best but if you play old school games and dont mind so much about picture quality then go for it . Sorry if i came across as an ass , but im just being honest about what i think .
    
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