Upgrade from a 8800 GTX 768MB

By coldcuttin
Apr 1, 2009
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  1. Hi All

    Think its time to upgrade my Geforce 8800 GTX 768MB,im having trouble playing some of the latest games like GTA4 at a decent frame rate.
    any suggestions on the best card for my system? im thinking something with at least 1GB memory.
    no budget really but obviously the cheaper the better :grinthumb



    Heres my other parts

    Motherboard : Abit IP35 Pro
    Memory : 4 GB Crucial DDR2
    CPU : Intel Q6600
    PSU : OCZ GameXStream Power Supply 600w
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41

    gtx 260 216 core, or a 4870, only go for the 1gb version if you're using a monitor upwards of 22"
  5. coldcuttin

    coldcuttin Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    its looking like the 1GB HD4870 is going to be my best bet from the suggestions so far,its $140 cheaper than the geforce 280 gtx both with 1 GB memory.
    oh & Im using a 32" samsung tv @ 1360 by 768 max res at the moment if that makes any difference?

    @ supersmashbrada..the gtx 260 216 core you suggested is only 896MB memory,is that really gonna be worth upgrading from a 8800 GTX 768MB?
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41

    yes its a noticeable difference. Your resolutions arent that great so you want to go with core clock speeds/memory speed rather than a crap load of memory which is used for high resolutions. In the end the 4970 1gb is a great card as well.
  7. coldcuttin

    coldcuttin Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    ok ill take that into consideration when i decide.Thanks
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