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#1 Seizure1990

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 19:34

I need to replace someone's GeForce 8800 GT card. His original request was to replace it with the same exact card, but he needs the computer back immediately, and obviously, nobody outside of online retailers are still selling that card. I told him I will need to buy something more current unless he wants me to order online and then wait (he doesn't want to wait).

So, I want to give him two pricing options:

- The closest equivalent card in terms of power - what card should he get, such that he can still play the same games he did before?
- The closest equivalent card in terms of "at the time" - what card would one get now to get the same amount of proportionate horsepower that the 8800 GT gave when his PC three years ago?

As I said, this is a rush job, so any answers would be MAJORLY appreciated.


#2 lunamonkey

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 19:42

It's tricky, because you'd have to buy a new "bad" card which people don't tend to have reviews for. The two cards either side on performance charts are..

Geforce GTS 450 1GB GDDR5
Gigabyte HD 4850

But they aren't new either.

Slight above rating and more modern is the lower class 5000... Radeon HD 5750 1 GB

#3 killmaster84

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 19:46

The two cards that Luna listed, at times you can get the 6870 for $150

#4 protocol7

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 19:48

You'll need to check the specs of his PSU as well.

#5 OP Seizure1990

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 19:52

Its a 750 watt PSU so I doubt its an issue. This is a gaming rig (Dell XPS 630)

#6 Blaze_Zewi

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 19:56

The 8800GT was a beast back in the day now its in a retirement home "my closet".

Whats the price range?

The 8800GT is like the current 580.

#7 OP Seizure1990

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 20:02

I tried asking for a price range, he didn't want to give one, which is why I'm doing it this way.

Best Buy doesn't seem to have a great selection of cards available for pick up. I'm looking at this one:
http://www.bestbuy.c...8&skuId=2264415
This seems to be a pretty good deal, no?

It's quite a few steps up from his actual needs, I think, but the 450 GTS mentioned isn't available for pickup, and they weren't much cheaper then this thing anyways.

#8 lunamonkey

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 20:17

The 8800GT was a beast back in the day now its in a retirement home "my closet".

Whats the price range?

The 8800GT is like the current 580.


The 580 is twice as powerful. :/

To the OP, do you want an equal? or did you really want a modern equivalent like the 580?

http://www.hwcompare...eforce-gtx-580/

#9 Jub Fequois

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 20:22

I'd say the direct nVIDIA equivalent of today is the GeForce 560Ti. It's the current low-cost performer, so to speak. If you're looking for one equal in "lack of power" to the 8800GT, you'll be looking for a while. Mostly anything is faster, heh.

#10 OP Seizure1990

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 20:50

I'm looking for a card that is at least as good as the original.

Having said that, the 560 is a hell of a lot more expensive then the 550 I just listed. Will my link not do the job? Or is that good enough for doing whatever it is my client was already doing with his 8800?

#11 threetonesun

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 21:26

I'm looking for a card that is at least as good as the original.

Having said that, the 560 is a hell of a lot more expensive then the 550 I just listed. Will my link not do the job? Or is that good enough for doing whatever it is my client was already doing with his 8800?


According to this, the 550 Ti is much faster: http://www.videocard...et/gpu_list.php

You could get away with an even cheaper 6750 and it would have similar performance.

#12 Jub Fequois

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 22:01

@ Seizure1990 & threetonesun,

The 550 would do the trick, yes, as it performs much better than the 8800GT. So does the 6750.

#13 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 22:10

You can probably go to Best Buy or Comp USA and anything that they carry will be better than the 8800.

#14 OP Seizure1990

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 23:06

For some reason, the actual prices at Best Buy were WAY lower then advertised online. I ended up getting a 460 GTX for $138 after taxes, instead of the 550, which was 10 bucks or so more.

#15 Motoko.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 00:28

You're kinda wasting power by having a 750w psu for a (now) low profile card