Possible Upgrade | 8800 GTS 512 to GTX 260

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Agent Ironside, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Agent Ironside

    Agent Ironside Member

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    Is it worth it? I currently have my GTS oc'd to match a 9800GTX stock. I also plan on ocing the 260 if I get it. Thoughts?
     
  2. auggie dog

    auggie dog Member Guru

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    I went from the evga 8800GTS 512mb in SLI to two GTX260's in SLI and as far as games go yes its worth it.I can max out every game i play and i mean max out.Im only running 1600x1200 res but i couldnt max out all my games with the 8800GTS 512mb.Even with just one card i could run my games at the same setting i used with my8800GTS's
     
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    Aura89 Ancient Guru

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    Yes it's worth it however, like i have tried to tell everyone, i would wait on the 55nm versions of these cards
     
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    Thanks for the input, just looking for someone to buy my 8800GTS now.
     

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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    I was pondering the same question myself, but I realized that I can play all the games I have at satisfactory settings and that a 260 would not make a whole lot of difference for me. Only Crysis maybe, but thats a game I dont care about. If I do go for a 260, it will only be for the excitement of getting a new card rather than the actual need for it. But I'm an impulse buyer, so may end up with one, lol. I'll try to hang on a bit longer for the 55nm variation.
     
  6. Agent Ironside

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    One of the exact reasons im buying this card, impulse/joy of getting a new card rofl. Bad thing is im getting it anyways...well I wasnt gonna get it if I couldnt sale my 8800GTS (not going to have a perfectly good card laying around), looks like someone is already interested in it so chances are im ending up with the 260, I figure Farcry 2 will make good use out of those extra shaders and memory anyways.
     
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    when is the 55nm GTXs coming out?
     
  8. kapu

    kapu Ancient Guru

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    Its huge upgrade imo
     
  9. domen

    domen Master Guru

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    Nvision 08 maybe. Don't expect to much from it, except for lower price, slightly improved performance and better OC capabilities.
     
  10. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    What else could there possibly be? LOL
     

  11. Zooze

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    LOL great post :)
     
  12. domen

    domen Master Guru

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    Some ppl are actually expecting huge gains in performance, and eventually beating 4870X2.
     
  13. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    No comment. ;)
     
  14. domen

    domen Master Guru

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    Explain?
     
  15. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    No comment as in: "I don't think so. It won't beat a 4870X2." ;)
     

  16. domen

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    Ok. Thank you for explanation.
     
  17. auggie dog

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    Die shrink doesnt always mean alot more performance.Like with the 9800GTX and the 9800GTX+. The 9800GTX+ is only slightly faster than the regular 9800GTX and it acutally runs hotter from what ive seen .So i expect the same results with the GTX260/280's.Which imho isnt enough to make me wait til the die shrink cards come out
     

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