8800 GT vs 250 GTS - Will I feel any difference?

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  1. visine

    visine Master Guru

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    Hey.


    I'm just wondering, will I feel any FPS improvement? Or is there any difference in those 2 cards that's markable?
     
  2. Slam

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    There's a difference for sure. But you might want to go ahead and spend a little more and get a 260. That might make the upgrade a little more worth it. :)
     
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    The difference in FPS will be so small it will be impossible to feel and see it.

    8800gt, 8800GTS 512 , 9800gt , 9800gtx, 9800gtx + , 250GTS = More or less the same thing , with very small FPS increased to notice with the naked eye.
    As Slam stated go for a 260 or a 275 ;) , then for sure you will see and feel the frames per second increased.

    chispy.
     
  4. barwell1992

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    agreed thats y i have 2 of them other wise there is just no point in upgrading get the new gtx 275 its verry good :)
     

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  6. reeven

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    With an 9800GT OC in GTAIV i have 50 FPS.
    With an 9800GTX+ in GTAIV i have 60 FPS.
    With an GTX280 in GTAIV i have 75FPS.
     
  7. visine

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    The reason i'm asking is because I can get the card for like 70% off. It costs like 200 dollars and I could get it for like 90? But if it ain't worth it.. hmm
     
  8. visine

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    Or more like 250 dollars is correct.
     
  9. GenClaymore

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    No it be a waste, you better off with grabing a GTX260 core216 or a GTX275 if you can afford it.
     
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    If you can get it for 90 dollars...then I would probably go for it. But if you can scrounge up a little more change, then the 260 would be the way to go.
     
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    Dude don't do it, really a waste off cash.
     
  12. gandalf21502

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    I agree, won't see any real increase, not worth any money. Save and get a 260 or a 275!
     
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    Just wait and save up for the 275 I will be doing that after I get my Mid range gaming laptop from newegg.
     
  14. kindred

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    GTX260's are pretty cheap now, so they are the best cards in terms of price/performance around at the moment. I must admit I've just recently upgraded from a 8800gts 640mb to a XFX GTX260 216 OC and I was expecting the difference in performance to be a lot better, but then I've been told my CPU isn't fast enough as I've only got a E6300 oc to 2660mhz. I also only have a 19" TFT so I'm currently gaming at only 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 on my 19" CRT which I hardly use.

    My main problem is the minimum fps which isn't a great improvement over my 8800gts, probably because of my slow cpu. So would a Q6700 make much of a difference, that's if I can overclock it to 3000mhz. I tried oc my E6300 to 3000mhz but I couldn't get it to run stable on my GA-N650SLI-DS4. This mobo doesn't seem to like oc when all memory slots are occupied. I Wish I had bought one of the other 650 mobos, at least they have the option of upgrading to a wolfendale cpu, unlike this crappy gigabyte mobo.

    Some games are much improved. Necrovision & Mirrors edge run excellent with everything maxed out, as does Crysis, but UT3, Graw 2 and Cryostasis aren't much better.
     
  15. honestjohn

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    Exactly what the others said. It would be an extreme waste of money and I'm the king of lateral moves and wasting money. Get a GTX 260 or GTX 275, it's the only way to go if you feel the need for speed.
     

  16. scoter man1

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    or if you really need speed go buy 2 gtx 295s =D
     
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    I went from an 8800 gts 320mb card to a GTX 275 and the difference was like night and day lol
     
  18. lmimmfn

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    i think youd have to go for a 260/4870 or faster, i recently upgraded from my 8800GT to a 260, great upgrade, however i dont think anything slower than a 260 would be 'upgrade' enough if you catch my drift.
     

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