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XFX GeForce 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition XXX

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      30.08.2009 21:02

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      very good value

      I went for this card when I built a new PC, My old one wouldn't play Oblivion on high spec. You could only see about 20 feet in front of you.
      I also upgraded to vista so I wanted a a card that was direct x10 compatable. This card is very impresive, especially for the price. On reinstalling Elder scrolls Oblivion the differance was staggering. I can now run it on maximum and the clarity of the draw distance is amazing.
      I also played Bioshock, which was one of the first direct x10 games. This also ran on max graphics and the anti aliasing was fantastic. This makes this card a good alround affordable one. Obviously it has now been superseeded by the new Nvidea cards, but for the casual gamer who doesn't want a bank loan to build a new PC then this is best one in this price range.

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      09.06.2009 17:45
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      This edition of the 8800GT is very capable and give equivalent 9800s a run for there money

      I bought this graphics card about 18 months ago when I built a new PC. I was trying to build a pretty powerful PC on a budget and when it came to the graphics card I was at something of a loss. There were so many cards available and then there were different versions of each card. After considerable research I ended up choosing this card and it turns out the research was worth it. I'm still using the same PC now and although hard drives and monitors have come and gone, this card remains, doing it's job admirably.

      I'm trying to keep the review short on specs and jargon and instead focus on the actual tangable effects of the card. Having said that I think it's necessary to mention what this card is working with. I'm running a Core2Duo 2.66MHz processor, 2GB ram, 500GB HD, 550W power supply and 24" Benq monitor running at native 1920 x 1200. My PC can manage Crysis on high settings, Assassin's Creed on highest, Race Driver GRID on highest, even GTA 4 on medium without dropping frames. I think GTA 4 would benefit from 1GB ram on the graphics card instead of the 512MB on offer here but it's enough to run all but the best looking, largest sandbox games like GTA 4 or Saints Row 2. This card can be run in SLI and with 2 of these you'll be hard pressed to push it to it's limits.

      One thing that made me choose a GT8800 was that they only take up 1 slot and have relatively low power consumption when under load and when idle.

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