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Graphics 8800GT,GTS,OR GTX...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kierax, 20 Mar 2008.

  1. Kierax

    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys, right my X1950 is showing it's age especially since today I bought Crysis and it moans even on medium setting * how you get 1680 by 1050 on crysis anyhows :sigh:, so time for a change, now some people have said the 8800GT is good enough for Crysis but is the extra £100 worth it for the GTX, given I would get better FPS and everything.

    Next up on the 8800GT I have heard good things about this card, mainly the cost I could get this a week this Wednesday coming easily and not break the bank, but my problem is

    1) Will it run Crysis at high?

    2) Have they fixed the 45% fan issue

    3) What driver issues remain on this card

    I do like the GT, I have heard the top end 512MB models are above or damn close to the GTS is this really true with the new G92 series GTS cards:geek:

    I ask because with my Q6600 and 4GB Corsair XMS2 800 DDR2, on my Abit Ip35pro some people have broken the hailed glory of 10,000 on 3dmark06, and claim Crysis is running nice.

    Your thoughts please people :D
     
  2. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    I use a 8800GT and run Crysis at High. What specs are the rest of your system? :)
     
  3. Kierax

    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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    Seasonic S12 600 PSU
    Abit IP35 Pro
    Intel C2Q Q6600 on 2.4GHZ with stock Intel Cooler
    4GB Corsair XMS2
    Western Digital 250GB SATA2 HD
    Onboard HDAC97 sound

    Windows XP Pro Sp2 at the moment
     
  4. lamboman

    lamboman What's a Dremel?

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    Definitely GT.
     
  5. Kierax

    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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    Can I ask which one you'd recommend? I normally buy from Scan.co.uk
     
  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I wouldn't bother even trying to get a graphics card that would run Crysis :) You'll have to wait for a couple of years.

    Just go with a 8800GT is my 2 cents.
     
  7. iceblade

    iceblade What's a Dremel?

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    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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    I won't use OCUK they ****ed me about good, GT it is though from SCAN, so checking whats good now.
     
  9. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i would have picked up GT if it were out when i bought my computer. so i'd say go for it!

    why only High? i think if you go for GTS, you might just be in the Very High park with a tiny bit tweaking.
     
  10. Kierax

    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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    And what about the GTX if I wait about a month tops I could afford one?
     
  11. iceblade

    iceblade What's a Dremel?

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    the thing is with the GTX, it's old.. The GTS does pretty much the same thing but is cheaper...
     
  12. Kierax

    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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    Interesting... given it will be at least a fortnight before I am buying, which GTS's should I be looking at spec wise.
     
  13. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    old, yes.

    outdated, no.

    it's still the fastest single GPU solution out there!. just look at this forum's 3Dmark leaderboard sticky, 8800GTX is the fastest single solution on there, and out of top 5 single GPU, 8800GTX is the top 4
     
  14. Kierax

    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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    okay given we take the 8800GTX as daddy, which model is right for me and is my Seasonic S12 600 enough for it?
     
  15. byronrock

    byronrock What's a HighK dielectric material?

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    i think that 8800GT has the better ratio price/performance of the whole Serie 8.

    But if you have the money for to buy a 880GTX, and dont have hurry.. i would wait until the 9800GT realase (in theory the first half of april),and with a little bit of look the price of this one would be around $275.00.

    source:
    http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.php?shownews=18734&catid=2

    With all video card metioned above can run Crysis in high settings, but forgetting the AA filters. With 9800GT despite isnt a GX2 but may handle the high settings of crysis and aa filters in good resolutions.
     
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  16. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    Get the cheapest 512mb 8800GTS. The 9800GT, 9800GTX etc are all refreshes and all about the same speed as the current cards - there is no point waiting for them. The 8800GT is a great card, but the 8800GTS is so cheap these days, plus it comes with a better stock cooler. :)
     
  17. Kierax

    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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    Currently I run Crysis with AA on max * i hate being without AA* and most settings on medium, blurr OFF. I have to wait at least a fortnight for the money, if not a little longer sadly, we have a poorly pup right now who needs a trip to the vets * gets card out *

    I am thinking down the line of a good XFX 8800GTS , but the my confusion comes in

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=745804

    Is a lovely XFX Card. A nice 8800GTS but for the price

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    This XFX 8800GTX comes into play

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=519994

    So then I am confused.

    Or should I just go for a 8800GT and live happy with the extra power, 1680 by 1050 on Crysis all on high and some AA?
     
  18. JesterQ

    JesterQ What's a Dremel?

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    Me too ...
     
  19. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    agree with all above, although GTX is fastest, it is way too hot for my likings.
    get the cheapest 8800GTS 512MB you can find, performs similar to GTX at 1680x1050 or lower. only problem GTS has is when it comes to super high quality AA, it drops down a tiny bit when you enable super high end AA such as 16xCSAA
     
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    Kierax What's a Dremel?

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