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#16 OP Seizure1990

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:42

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

Sure, but I don't think my client would have been too happy if I told them a new graphics card was gonna cost over 500 dollars.


#17 Jason S.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:49

all of you are missing the point. he's trying to find today's equivalent card that would have had the same "power" as 3 years ago. today... thats?? the 560? The 8800GT was fast, but not the fastest either at the time.

#18 Laslow

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:58

A GDDR5 GT240 would be the equivalent power wise. Which could have been had for under $100.

#19 max22

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:30

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


Comp USA still exists ?

#20 Laslow

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 17:56

Comp USA still exists ?

Yeah there are a few left. They're owned by Tigerdirect now.

#21 Valcrist

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:41

Comp USA still exists ?


Yup. Looking at an employee! :-D

As Laslow said, we are indeed owned by Tigerdirect. Infact there is a slow but sure movement to turn all of the stores in to Tiger Direct stores (the ones in south Florida where Tiger's headquaters is already are). Most of our stores are in Florida, but we are expanding! In the three years since we re-opened we have gone from 11 stores to 44! With many more to open next year, we are one of the few big box electronics stores posting year over year growth.

...but back on topic the 460 is going to be a great replacement for that aging 8800GT!

#22 OP Seizure1990

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:52

...but back on topic the 460 is going to be a great replacement for that aging 8800GT!

That's basically what I told the customer in other words.

Are there any games I should suggest he check out that will really show off his new card? I noticed he had a FIFA game installed, but the graphics were so simple, I doubt he would have seen the difference, so I'm worried he'll think my hype is BS.

#23 nfiniti9

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:31

All these cards are a bit faster than an 8800GT. The GTS450 and the 6750 are both a bit faster. Its actual speed is around a GT 430/440 or 6670/6650. A 550 or 560 would be multiple times faster.

Oh and 6950 or 560ti would be close to its equal when it was released.



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