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I would say a 8800GT is still a great card. You can still play new games. Not everyone needs higher resolution then 1280x720, some people just don't care. I'm still chugging away on my HD 3850 (which is slower then the 8800GT but not by that much) and I would probably like a faster card but I don't need it.
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive;12892561 
everything.

Just tessellation. DX11 has its benefits but its no game changer.
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I for one am 100% in agreement. I don't NEED 60fps to "max" out my games, anybody saying the OP is wrong needs to read into personal preference; what one person wants is pointless if an argument comes out of it. I'm not upgrading for a LONG time.

I remember when there was a discussion on here about what's more important, graphics or gameplay. I bet, in this thread, gameplay is appriciated. But because the 8800GT isn't the latest and greatest DX11 card, he'll get flamed.

An 8800GT is enough, even at 1080p, if you can live with it.
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post #24 of 96
I too still use my 8800 gt which is a great performer though i haven't been keeping up with the latest games. I'm just throwing it out there, if I were to upgrade my gpu with the same relative requirement as a 8800 gt (single slot and 6pin power), which would it be?
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Barely? The framerate is pretty good in my eyes, for such an old card. Yeah, AA and HBAO are off, but everything else is set at high. Sure, there are dips, but those are to be expected.

At minimum, it's more than playable. I don't necessarily need an eye-bleeding 60FPS to be satisfied. Or perhaps my standards are lower than your's.
Scratching the low 20s is shocking on BC2. That would be like playing a power point presentation of the game. I think your standards are considerably lower than everyones seeing as you think that it is possible to max games on your GPU - oh yeah with settings of low or off. Thats like dividing by 0

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Personally, I'm not going to upgrade my CPU or GPU until BF 3 comes out. I believe that is best because by Autumn, when it does arrive, prices of GPU's and CPU's will drop, especially around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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Barely? The framerate is pretty good in my eyes, for such an old card. Yeah, AA and HBAO are off, but everything else is set at high. Sure, there are dips, but those are to be expected.

At minimum, it's more than playable. I don't necessarily need an eye-bleeding 60FPS to be satisfied. Or perhaps my standards are lower than your's.
I felt a massive difference going from your settings and same card on BC2 to my 480. It actually improved my scores because those dips below 30fps are so noticeable. Now on MP I can run it maxed at 32xaa and it will never go below 50fps, normally hovers around 70-90fps.

Those dips are what made me think, maybe its time to upgrade...
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Lol, the OP is virtually an advertisement for upgrading your graphics card! Just out of curiosity, do you get a commission?

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post #29 of 96
If you're not picky about graphics, sure.

An 8800GT is still a good card, and in SLI it can actually max out quite a few titles below 1080p. I happily used mine up until last December.
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Lol, the OP is virtually an advertisement for upgrading your graphics card! Just out of curiosity, do you get a commission?

Eddie.
What? It's a personal opinion. I'm not telling everyone that they need to keep their graphics cards forever until they no longer support the current and most recent API, but rather that, if you are a gamer on a budget, it's more cost effective to buy and keep a recently released high end card for several years until it can no longer offer the level of performance that is considered "playable."
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