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Old 03-13-2008, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well here I go again with another graphics card thread. I was considering getting one of the new 9800GX2 but I don't really want to spend $400 and up. So I was considering this card. Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
I need a graphics card that will preform well and not break the bank. So what do you guys think of this one? I would prefer to stick with EVGA but I'm open to all suggestions and I don't want any ATI cards. Not that I have anything against ATI cards.
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Thats the old 8800GTS, the GT is better. If you want bang for buck here are the cards:

nVidia - 9600GT 512mb
nVidia - 8800GT 512mb
ATi - 3870 512mb (an option if you change your mind about ATI, better than a 9600GT.)

Cheapest there is the 9600GT, around $150 and is about the same if not better than the one youve listed.
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Yeah I was looking at the 9600GT. That is a good price. I wonder if I could play Crysis on high setting with this one. Right now I can play on medium with the one in my sig.
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Now you got me thinking about ATI. Does this one support Direct X 10.1.
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail It did not say anything in the specs.
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I think it does..... i think... Its not even important.
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it does support 10.1 but its not that vital in any way

actually most of the new cards out can play Crysis maxed, but not with a consistent decent FPS

Newegg.com - Apollo HD3870XTG4-E3R Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

and thats a better HD3870 if you are really considering them, because of its aftermarket cooling solution, and the price drop
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^lol! New cards can play Crysis maxed out yeah, but at under 20fps!
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^lol! New cards can play Crysis maxed out yeah, but at under 20fps!
I can play Crysis on High (Very High mod too), at around 35-45fps average .
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it does support 10.1 but its not that vital in any way

actually most of the new cards out can play Crysis maxed, but not with a consistent decent FPS

Newegg.com - Apollo HD3870XTG4-E3R Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

and thats a better HD3870 if you are really considering them, because of its aftermarket cooling solution, and the price drop

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All cards can play crysis maxxed out......at 800x600 resolution

Try setting it to Very High at 1920x1200. I actually heard my cards cry.
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