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ATOJAR
09-02-08, 02:20 PM
I currently have a Evga 8800GT SSC 512MB(see sig) ... i have the chance to upgrade to a ASUS GTX260 896MB for a really cheap price, is it really worth the upgrade? how much more power does the GTX260 have compared to my 8800GT? and would i notice that much of a difference?

john19055
09-03-08, 06:17 AM
Yes it is worth the upgrade .In some games the GTX260 is twice as fast as the 8800GT SSC

Dazz
09-03-08, 08:45 AM
Yes do it, i gone from a 9800GTX to a GTX 260 SC and wow somes games don't show much improvement but, Surpeme Commander FA and Company of Heroes DX10 shows very good improvements. More so for COH w/ DX10 min frame rates was 6x faster.

gstanford
09-03-08, 08:46 AM
Take a look at the table below (from anandtech's GT280 review iirc). I know it compares 8800GTX to GTX280, but the results are still applicable to your situation, just scaled back slightly.

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/9463/nvcompareec6.jpg

So you can see that anything heavy on shader power or ROP Blending or both (example: Oblivion with HDR enabled) will see a healthy performance increase over g80/g92.

asd
09-10-08, 02:52 PM
I currently have a Evga 8800GT SSC 512MB(see sig) ... i have the chance to upgrade to a ASUS GTX260 896MB for a really cheap price, is it really worth the upgrade? how much more power does the GTX260 have compared to my 8800GT? and would i notice that much of a difference?

But did you consider to get a 4870x2? the perfromance of the card and the price really make it very attractive, I was consider to upgrade my 8800gtx to 280gtx few weeks ago, but when someone post a link and some beachmark about the 4870x2 in my topic, I changed my mind. (nana2)

XDanger
09-10-08, 03:40 PM
i have the chance to upgrade to a ASUS GTX260 896MB for a really cheap price

How much?