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View Poll Results: Is an upgrade worthwhile?
Hell Yes- Get a GTX 260 8 50.00%
Hell Yes- Get a GTX 280 4 25.00%
Hell Yes- Sell GTX and go Crossfire.... 0 0%
Hell No, its cool bro just stay cool 4 25.00%
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Old 11-25-08, 10:57 AM   #13
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In that case buy the best card you can afford where you live.

If the HD 4870 1Gb is cheaper than the GTX 260 Core 216 where you are, consider it. I really can't recommend cards with 512Mb ram at this stage in the game. While they can play some very demanding titles fine they will hitch or stutter much more than cards with larger ram amounts. So their FPS might look fine on paper and feel like garbage in a demanding game.

Also make sure you're buying from a company that has good support in your country.

A manually overclocked GTX 260 is a nice move from an 8800GTX. I used a manually overclocked 8800GTX from their release until the GTX 260s hit. I definitely noticed a difference @ 1920x with AA active. 8800GTX is still possibly the best card nVidia has ever made.

The new cards are good and they are more of a modest evolution than revolution.
Don't tell me I brought a GTX with an aftermarket cooler on it. Got it really REALLY cheap and found out why >_> It was artifacting etc. Problem is that BFG don't allow you to modify your card so essentially it was a waste of money.

Meh, only cost a bit so not to bad. Still annoying though.
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Old 11-25-08, 11:08 AM   #14
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Sorry to hear that. For future reference both EVGA and XFX support end user overclocking and HSF replacement under their lifetime warranties.
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To be honest my 8800GTX is fine for what I play now (CoD5 and RA3). I'm running 1600x1200, but if you turn down the AA and AF one notch I'm sure you'll be fine for now.
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If money is a issue then the GTX 260 (192) for around $209 is a great card and they overclock real good.Plus you will see a good increase in power in the games you play.If you want a GTX 260 (216) then it will cost you around$239 and get around 5% to 10% increase with games,but the GTX 260 (192) is still a great card and you will see a good increase in games over the 8800GTX at 1920x1200 resolutions.
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