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how does it stack up to newer GPU such as GTX 260 on newer drivers.
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post #2 of 30
it is significantly worse, though the 8800 will always have a place in my heart. A 260 on newer drivers will be a good increase in performance.
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I had a HD5870 and my 8800GTS running physx. Now I just have the 8800 as my main card. Just had to turn down AA, AF. And somethings of Ultra (tree detail, terrain to high)

Awesome card still
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It was the king in its days, these cards still pack a punch. But its no match for a GTX260.
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post #5 of 30
The GTS250 is about 20% faster than a 8800GTX, which is mainly caused by the clock difference.

A GTX260 is much more powerful than a GTS250.
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I remember selling my 8800GTX on eBay after I oven baked it to bring it back to life again
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I don't think that it is obsolete. Remember that it was a winner for so long and held the title for all that time. That has to say something for the Card.
    
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post #8 of 30
It'll still whoop some of the newer 512mb cards due its bigger frame buffer
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Mine still works just fine. It's still better than a lot of consumer grade cards, even after 4 years.

I wouldn't upgrade to a 260GTX. That's not an impressive jump in performance. From what I've read, not even 2x the performance.

If you want to upgrade, I'd suggest at least a 460GTX or a 5xx series.
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Originally Posted by Enigma8750 View Post
I don't think that it is obsolete. Remember that it was a winner for so long and held the title for all that time. That has to say something for the Card.



Yes, it's obsolete... Just like my computer is obsolete.




Can it still function and do O.K. yeah, it can. But when you can get a GTS 450 or a 5770 that are better, why get this old dinosaur.
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