View Full Version : 8800GT 512 MB Longevity?

04-02-08, 06:54 AM
Can I keep this card till June or is there something at the horizon sometime soon in the $250 range, like a 9800GT/GTS etc?

The card is doing decently right now but I am not quite sure if I want to keep it. Any help would be appreciated.

04-02-08, 06:57 AM
There isn't anything available that you could call an 'upgrade'. Unless you're wanting to go for a GX2, but that's waaayyy over $250. The next range of cards is looking like it's just gonna be another refresh, so nothing next-gen for 6 months or so. The 9800GTS and GT are not out yet and AFAIK the new GT is just an old 8800GT with TriSLI ability. No idea where the GTS is gonna fit in this new lineup seeing as the GTX is pretty cheap.

04-04-08, 12:18 PM
Any more feedback?

04-04-08, 04:51 PM
Yes, the card will definitely last until at least June. Given that the 9800GTX is about the same as a 8800GTS 512, which itself is barely faster than the GT, any more 9 series cards will mostly likely not be worthy of an upgrade.