Replacement for Geforce 8800 GTX
Hi,
My desktop is now 5 years old and the Geforce 8800 GTX has given up on me. Came to a head when playing Arma 2.
So now looking for new graphics card,,, but have no idea what will work with my system, as much as I would love a new Desk top, things are too tight right now. Have budget of £300 to update system.
This is my system:

Windows XP 32 Bit
Intel® Core™2 Duo E6850 (2 X 3.00GHz) 1333MHz FSB/4MB L2 Cache
Motherboard ASUS® P5N32-E SLI+: Quad-core CPU Ready, NVIDIA® Dual X16 SLI
Memory (RAM) 2048 MB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)
Graphics Card 768MB GEFORCE 8800GTX PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT (NOT WORKING NOW)
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7200rpm)
Power Supply 850W Quiet Five Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
Processor Cooling SUPER QUIET 19 dBA INTEL CPU COOLER

My apologies if I have listed in wrong forum…

Rob
Hi,

My desktop is now 5 years old and the Geforce 8800 GTX has given up on me. Came to a head when playing Arma 2.

So now looking for new graphics card,,, but have no idea what will work with my system, as much as I would love a new Desk top, things are too tight right now. Have budget of £300 to update system.

This is my system:



Windows XP 32 Bit

Intel® Core™2 Duo E6850 (2 X 3.00GHz) 1333MHz FSB/4MB L2 Cache

Motherboard ASUS® P5N32-E SLI+: Quad-core CPU Ready, NVIDIA® Dual X16 SLI

Memory (RAM) 2048 MB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)

Graphics Card 768MB GEFORCE 8800GTX PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT (NOT WORKING NOW)

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7200rpm)

Power Supply 850W Quiet Five Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Processor Cooling SUPER QUIET 19 dBA INTEL CPU COOLER



My apologies if I have listed in wrong forum…



Rob

#1
Posted 04/18/2012 09:25 AM   
Hi there, and welcome to the forums! /w00twave.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':w00twave:' />

With your budget you have alot of choices, so it really depends on what you are looking for in a card and if you plan on upgrading again sooner rather than later.

With the 600 series now being released, prices are dropping pretty steadily on our 400 and 500 series cards, Ill leave the decision on which up to you.

If you go with a 400 series card, which are still available at most etailers, a GTX 480 is a solid performing graphics card, If you choose something out of the 500 series I would recommend a GTX 560 or above in that series.
Hi there, and welcome to the forums! /w00twave.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':w00twave:' />



With your budget you have alot of choices, so it really depends on what you are looking for in a card and if you plan on upgrading again sooner rather than later.



With the 600 series now being released, prices are dropping pretty steadily on our 400 and 500 series cards, Ill leave the decision on which up to you.



If you go with a 400 series card, which are still available at most etailers, a GTX 480 is a solid performing graphics card, If you choose something out of the 500 series I would recommend a GTX 560 or above in that series.

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#2
Posted 04/18/2012 11:48 PM   
The 8800GTX was an awesome card in its day but, today, a fairly average card like the GTX550Ti would be faster and would have more RAM.

With a 3GHz Dual Core CPU, I think you would struggle to get the full potential from a card as powerful as a GTX480 in some games. I agree with Josh that something like a GTX560 would be a good choice. This would be around 2.5 times the power of the 8800, with more RAM. Possibly still a bit more than that CPU could handle, but 50 quid cheaper than a 480. Cooler and (much) quieter, too.

Another good upgrade would be to add 2GB more system RAM, especially if you are going to be using a 1GB graphics card.
The 8800GTX was an awesome card in its day but, today, a fairly average card like the GTX550Ti would be faster and would have more RAM.



With a 3GHz Dual Core CPU, I think you would struggle to get the full potential from a card as powerful as a GTX480 in some games. I agree with Josh that something like a GTX560 would be a good choice. This would be around 2.5 times the power of the 8800, with more RAM. Possibly still a bit more than that CPU could handle, but 50 quid cheaper than a 480. Cooler and (much) quieter, too.



Another good upgrade would be to add 2GB more system RAM, especially if you are going to be using a 1GB graphics card.

Core i5 4670K @ 4.3GHz with 4GHz uncore
Corsair H100 water cooler
8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 @ 2400MHz
Gigabyte Z87X-OC mobo
SLI eVGA GTX670 FTW (1227MHz boost 6800MHz VRAM)
Soundblaster Z with 5.1 speakers
112GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
240GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
Corsair Carbide 500R case (white)
Akasa PowerXtreme 1200W PSU
HP ZR2740W 2560 x 1440 27" IPS panel
Windows 7 Pro 64bit

#3
Posted 04/19/2012 05:01 PM   
Hi, Josh - Discordia

Thank you for the information and pointing in me right direction will put in another 2048 MB of Corsair XMS2 800MHZ.
Have been looking for the GTX 560 and seems to be a lot of different GTX560 available, would the one below be correct. I've seen on it on Amazon at £164.99

Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card

Once again,,,, BIG THANKS
Hi, Josh - Discordia



Thank you for the information and pointing in me right direction will put in another 2048 MB of Corsair XMS2 800MHZ.

Have been looking for the GTX 560 and seems to be a lot of different GTX560 available, would the one below be correct. I've seen on it on Amazon at £164.99



Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card



Once again,,,, BIG THANKS

#4
Posted 04/20/2012 03:34 PM   
Yeah - good ol' nVidia with their crystal clear product naming. They're almost as bad as Intel and AMD with their CPUs.

You're right. There are 4 different 560s.

The SE is a cut-down, slower version. I would avoid this, personally.

The Tis are the faster versions, with the 448 Core being the fastest. They are both very good cards, but I still think they may be a bit more than your CPU can support.

The model we were referring to is the straight GTX560, with 336 cores. Scan are selling them for £135 - 140 for standard models and anything up to £170 for overclocked versions.

I just checked Amazon and they have a Gigabyte one for £119 + £5 delivery from one of their Sellers. £124 is a pretty good price:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GTX560-PCI-E-Graphics-Card/dp/B0050MUTUY/ref=sr_1_9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1334948629&sr=1-9
Yeah - good ol' nVidia with their crystal clear product naming. They're almost as bad as Intel and AMD with their CPUs.



You're right. There are 4 different 560s.



The SE is a cut-down, slower version. I would avoid this, personally.



The Tis are the faster versions, with the 448 Core being the fastest. They are both very good cards, but I still think they may be a bit more than your CPU can support.



The model we were referring to is the straight GTX560, with 336 cores. Scan are selling them for £135 - 140 for standard models and anything up to £170 for overclocked versions.



I just checked Amazon and they have a Gigabyte one for £119 + £5 delivery from one of their Sellers. £124 is a pretty good price:



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GTX560-PCI-E-Graphics-Card/dp/B0050MUTUY/ref=sr_1_9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1334948629&sr=1-9

Core i5 4670K @ 4.3GHz with 4GHz uncore
Corsair H100 water cooler
8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 @ 2400MHz
Gigabyte Z87X-OC mobo
SLI eVGA GTX670 FTW (1227MHz boost 6800MHz VRAM)
Soundblaster Z with 5.1 speakers
112GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
240GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
Corsair Carbide 500R case (white)
Akasa PowerXtreme 1200W PSU
HP ZR2740W 2560 x 1440 27" IPS panel
Windows 7 Pro 64bit

#5
Posted 04/20/2012 07:12 PM   
Thanks, Discordia for your time and help.

It's on, it's way to me......
Thanks, Discordia for your time and help.



It's on, it's way to me......

#6
Posted 04/21/2012 05:16 PM   
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