Back in my day, we didn’t have Graphical Processing Units. We had the Atari 2600 and we liked it. It was $50 and it hooked up to a Black & White TV real nice. Seriously, it seems like every time I turn around, there’s some other gaming thing to spend money on. It looks like a GeForce 8800 GT is now on my list. $199-$259 is a significant amount of cash, but that’s a good price for a powerful DirectX 10 card.
“Today we decided to raise the bar and deliver GeForce 8800 GT with 112 stream processors, a fast 256-bit memory interface, and our second-generation PureVideo HD technology, giving our customers an incredible value proposition.” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of GeForce desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. “At this price point, gamers are getting more performance and features than ever before.”
Right now is a critical point for gamers. If you haven’t already, is it time to switch to Vista? If you want to enjoy DirectX 10 games, Windows Vista is required. Plus, you’ll need a GPU capable of running DirectX 10. That’s a lot of money to spend. Between the hardware and software upgrades, is the money worth the entertainment value?
I wasn’t interested, until…
With the release of the GeForce 8800 GT, I’m starting to get curious. Even more so, now that the Crysis single player demo is available. The next generation games are starting to hit the market. I know that a good Video Card can make a gaming experience more enjoyable. If I wasn’t already happy with my Overclocked GeForce 6800, now would be a good time to make my move.
It’s good to see that NVIDIA is looking out for cost conscious consumers. I definitely fit into that category. How are gamers supposed to afford three consoles and PC gaming? Most cannot. It comes down to tough decisions. If you’re going with PC gaming, you’ll need a good GPU. Now that the GeForce 8800 GT is hitting the market, those looking to upgrade their PCs have another choice.