Dual 8800 GTX

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by PBvB, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    8800gts 512mb. that was g92 as well. the older 8800gtx and 8800gts 640mb and 320mb were g80. g92 had lot of rebrands
    iirc the 250 was known as a fake 200 series card because it was g92
     
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  2. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    I see I was getting gts and gtx mixed up.
     
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    hello,

    i've eddited my post?
    anyone care to take a look at it? :)
     
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    What is your budget? Any mid-range card of recent generations will bring significant improvement over the 8800GTX.

    BTW, are you running a 32-bit version of Windows?
     

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    200-300 euro's.
    thats about 275.28 - 412.92 dollar
    i am running 64 Bit windows. with 4GB ram
     
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    chasus Member Guru

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    US$412 should be enough to buy not just mid range cards but higher end cards up to GTX770.

    So, you have to decide, whether to get a higher end one like GTX770 which might not be fully utilized due to your relatively 'weak' CPU (especially if it is not highly overclocked, say, to 3.6GHz) but can be kept to go with your next system if you plan to upgrade your entire PC in foreseeable future OR to get a midrange card like GTX660/Ti which will be more matched with the rest of your system and is still a huge improvement over the 8800GTX.
     
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  7. kislotikas

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    You can buy better cpu cooler, overclock your q6600 to say 3,5Ghz. Will help a little with fps.
    As you mentioned 3D TV, i would look at video cards from Nvidia 760Gtx or 770Gtx depending on the price you can afford, some games you could play in 3D, with good image quality.
    If you don't care about games in 3d, R7270x-280x from AMD or 7950-7970.
    Any of these cards would be very noticeable update and you could go to high very high settings.
    p.s. I have similar pc from 6 years ago, only E8400@3,7(dual core) and 8800 GT (instead of your 8800 gtx) and i'm planning to update gpu in 1 month or so to one mentioned above.
     
  8. Comrade_Jerkov

    Comrade_Jerkov Master Guru

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  9. PBvB

    PBvB New Member

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    Okay,
    so I'm gonna go with a higher end card which i cannot fully utilize, but I will take it with to to my next rig.

    I've always been a big fan of Nvidia, but the Radeon has nice integration with TriDef.
    AMD's HD3D automaticly enables the 3D on the TV.
    I don't know if thats also the deal with Nvidia?
    + now i have to use side by side (8800 GTX)
    With an Radeon not right?

    I was thinking about this card:
    Club 3D Radeon HD 7950.
    i've read its pretty good and easy to overclock.

    what do you guys think?
     
  10. Comrade_Jerkov

    Comrade_Jerkov Master Guru

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    You might be better getting an R9 280x, since all the AMD cards are getting marked up because of the crazy bit coin miners...

    Same price with more horsepower
     

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    If you are looking to pair the six years old CPU with 300eur GPU you can forget it...
     
  12. kislotikas

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    that's where u are very wrong mate :)
    ocaholics dot com
    and check cpu benchmarks with 7970, they had dual cores, apu's, top of the line processors etc. and good gpu can bring a new life to an old system and even if cpu is bottlenecking, the upgrade is huge from 8800gtx etc.
    :cyclone:
     
  13. Comrade_Jerkov

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    Yes there will be bottlenecking, but it won't be as much of a factor as you think. The difference between a 8800GTX and 7950, 7970/280x is huge. We all know that

    The OP also said that he will get the card later and carry it over to his newer system.
     
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    max for this cpu hd7850, stronger card is money wasting
     
  15. Undying

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    Indeed. I think even 7850 will be bottlenecked.

    Anyway if he thinks of upgrading his Mb/CPU/Ram in near future then why not a get a GPU now.

    Like people said, it's a big upgrade over 8800gtx anyhow you turn it.
     

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    Real true is what my q8200 oc 2.8 bottlenecked hd7770:D in farcry3 (1680x1050 custom settings) like heavy fights, villages
     
  17. kislotikas

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    I've read one review few years back about cpu bottleneck and the idea was that some games show bigger gains if cpu is at least 3,5. try to oc yours to 3,5-3,7 and check results again.
     
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    q8200 multiplier 7 so i need very high end 775socket board:D to reach 3.5
     
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    I suspect OP's Q6600 is either at stock speed (2.4GHz) or slightly overclocked (say, to 2.6-2.8GHz) as it is a Dell XPS system. But the problem is that Dell BIOS does not usually allow user's overclocking. Even though this is a quad core CPU, the relatively slow speed will bottleneck.

    As the OP is going to take this new card along to a complete new system in the future, then it should be justified.
    But, 'future' should be not too far away. Or else, this card will just become a 'dinosaur'.
     
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    Ok first off according to http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

    Scores 767 points, and yes they are power hungry video cards.Get a HD 7770 1gb which is about 3 times faster scoring 2,150 costing around $99.00.

    Probably your best bet, sometimes you will see a 650 ti boost 2gb for around $95-$115 with rebate, that is your ultimate upgrade. Do not sli the gtx no matter what someone else says unless you get it for free.
     

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