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.
3 thoughts on “NVIDIA releases GeForce 8800 GT – The Price Friendly GPU”
If I didn’t put a 7900 in my PC when I built my computer earlier this year, I’d grab a 8800GT for sure. The reviews I’ve read have all been stellar. Maybe it will be time to upgrade when Starcraft 2 arrives.
I was looking at this one today .. looks like the card I’m going to use in building my new rig early next year *cross-fingers*
The reviews put the performance between the 8800GTS and the 8800GTX, at about half the price of the GTX. It’s amazing how much difference 25nm can make
Nemi, I wish you better luck building your new computer than I had with mine. I had to RMA 2 motherboards, and the RAM once.
After more consideration, I may grab one of these cards, and either sell my 7900, or save it for my media centre pc I’m building in the next few months. (Hopefully that build will go smoother)
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