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I'm currently thinking the 8800gt era as this mainstream graphics card offered performance that is better then the highest end of the former generation (7900gtx) in sli. But tell me what you guys think.
 

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You'd be surprised how common the leap is, it's usually almost double or a bit more than. The 7800 to the 6800 was the lowest jump. But the 7800 to 8800 was more than double, the 285 to 8800 was double (over, once drivers aged). That's just using Nvidia's cards.

if I had to take a not very educated guess, chalk me up for 7800 to 8800. If there had to be a favorite, I'd say the jump from x800 to x1900 was fantastic too.
 

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You'd be surprised how common the leap is, it's usually almost double or a bit more than. The 7800 to the 6800 was the lowest jump. But the 7800 to 8800 was more than double, the 285 to 8800 was double (over, once drivers aged). That's just using Nvidia's cards.

if I had to take a not very educated guess, chalk me up for 7800 to 8800. If there had to be a favorite, I'd say the jump from x800 to x1900 was fantastic too.
Wouldn't you consider the 285 at the same category as a 8800 ultra. Also the gtx 285 is technically two (or one and a half) generations ahead of the 8800 ultra considering the 9xxx series, and the gtx 285 came late in the 2xx generation. But yea, it's still significant.
 

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For me going from a 6800GT to a 8800 GTX was a huge jump. Also going from a 8800 GTX to a GTX 285. I'm actually impressed with the jump from a GTX 285 to a GTX 480 as well. I didn't think it was going to be about double the speed.
 

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The release of the mighty 8800GTX and 8800 Ultra have probably been the most intense performance increase by a new generation of cards ever.

Look in my sig...

7600 to 8800 was INSANE! and then from 8800 to 9800 was NOTHING... then 9800 to GTX280 was nearly double...
 

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To add, the 8800 cards came out around the release of the "next gen" consoles. The 7900 offered similar performance to that of the consoles but than the 8800gt came and kicked their ass a couple months later. I think this magnifies the 8800 generations importance.
 
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