Looking for upgrade for 2 8800's GTX

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Hauler, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Hauler

    Hauler Member Guru

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    I'm looking to upgrade from my 2 8800 GTX's. I use Tigerdirect, but am willing to buy elsewhere if the deal is there. I want to spend no more then 300 or 350 on a card or 2 for SLI. If there is one card out there that can out perform what I'm using then please tell me.
    Games I play:
    TWEmpire
    ARMA 2
    Eve Online
    Football Manager 2009/2010
    Theater Of War 2
    AA3
    Rome TW
    MTW2
    Mass Effect 2(when it comes out)
    Project Reality

    These are games I play, but I play EVE, FM, and Arma2 and TW Empire the most. The 8800's have done very well with Arma2 in that I play high to VH and on my best resolution. I think its time though to make an upgrade though. Any suggestions would be helpful as I would buy them right now. Also if there are any deals on Tiger I should know about throw em at me. Thanks.

    One thing. In one review on this card. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat....asp?EdpNo=3713146&csid=ITD&body=REVIEWS#tabs
    Someone said it was the next best thing if you did not want to get the 295. Is this true of this card?
     
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  2. Copey

    Copey Ancient Guru

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    With your current set-up being more than enough to play literally every game out there on max i would wait and see what the GT300 series brings, otherwise your looking at a 295 which i dont think would be a great idea with the newer cards coming in a couple of months, 2 8800GTX's are still great cards.
     
  3. Odyracer18

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    One option is to wait until the release of ati's 58xx series...They will(according to the current benchmarks) outperform even the gtx 295 for the money you want,and i believe the price of the previews generation will fall...I think that's the best time to consider upgrading,which is a few weeks far from now..
     
  4. Hauler

    Hauler Member Guru

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    Ok wonderful. So wait are you saying I should wait till the new cards come out? Won't they be alot more then 300 or 350?
     

  5. Hauler

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    Got to be honest ATI isn't my brand. Nvidia all the way. I feel ATI is a little bit confusing to get used too. Although if performance gets better then anything is possible.
     
  6. dockap

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    he lied-your 8800gtx sli is faster than 9800gx2
    8800gtx sli=gtx 280~285
    you really want a card faster than your present setup than its the gtx 295 but if i were you i would wait for next month and buy the ati 5870/5850 which is supposed to beat the gtx 295 and is dx11
     
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    Then i'll have to agree with Copey...Your cards are currently very good,and for the budget you say,i can't think something better..Sorry :)

    *Maybe after the release of 58xx,you'll be able to get a gtx 295 for 350 - 400...
     
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  8. Copey

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    I aint to sure on the price but usually the series before drops in price when the new ones come out, so then you could pick a 295 up cheaper.
     
  9. Hauler

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    I'm over the moon guys. Thanks. Very happy with the news. Thanks so much. I CAN GET OTHER STUFF NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  10. quaker3

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    are u fps whore? :)
    please dont find it insulting...
    i would find it more insulting if "my" 2 8800GTX 768 mb cant run any game on max graphics with 60fps...
    if im wrong, tell me ;)
     

  11. Hauler

    Hauler Member Guru

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    No Im not. I do like clean and smooth gameplay though. Could less about the FPS count as long as the game is smooth and not freezing due to lag and stuff Im good.
     
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    Copey Ancient Guru

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    Same as me, i couldnt care about FPS if the game is smooth then its smooth., your cards are great tho so that shouldnt be a problem.
     
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    i also expected you to tell few examples of what games get not enough fps for you...
    im rly curious cos 2 8800gtx sounds perfect solution for all games till 2010xmas at least.
     
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    whats sli 8800gtx? a 275?

    dont be put off. upgrading to a single gpu is a good move. wait till prices on the 5870 come out then make a decision.

    on a general note problems u might have been experiencing are due to sli issues and drivers.

    generally if u want less heat n hassle single gpu is the way to go.
     
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    How about 2X HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB in crossfire. It is about 350S USD which is the same as a GTX 285 and it beats a GTX 285 any day of the week.
     

  16. jmpnop

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    It isn't a worthy upgrade from 8800 GTX SLI.
     
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    I had 8800GTX SLI also and when I was planning to upgrade I noticed that it performs about the same as one GTX285 which I was planning to buy.

    Thats how I ended up buying GTX285 SLI :)
     
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    i would keep the gtx SLi for a bit since its still a very powerful setup. as long as everything is running smooth i would wait until next year sometime for a 5800 or g300 refresh since cooling solutions and drivers usually get better after new tech is out a few months.
     
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  20. jmpnop

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    2GB isn't required if he doesn't game 2560X1600, even for that res. it isn't required much.

    Why not wait for the 5870?:3eyes: It is expected to perform as much as a 295..
     

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