Summary: As old as this card is, it still manages to play some very graphic intensive games. I bought this to upgrade my sons old Gateway desktop with an upgraded 550W powersupply. If you can still find these cards brand new, grab one for the price.
Summary: I'm relatively computer savvy. I can remove and replace cards. I can install software. I've replaced and upgrade my comp several times now. Until my previous card died. The same card lasted me five years of constant use. Easy to replace and the buillt in fan is wonderful for those hot days.
Summary: Every so often a company produces a product that becomes an icon, this is one of those. The 8800GT series was know to be a great card for the price, powerful, and didn't break the bank for those on a budget. Even with the advances in today's graphic card technology, the 8800GT holds its own, especially when running in an SLI configuration. This card outperforms the new nVidia GTS 250 for example and it's technology is nearly 3 YEARS older.
Summary: Back in August I was sold on Folding@Home project and started donating CPU time and electricity. My machine was running 24x7 and everything went smooth. I escalated position in the donor scale very quickly thanks to the processing capabilities of an NVIDIA 9800GX2 and a quad core CPU. A month passed by and I was surprised by the increase in my power bill. I still wanted to contribute, but I did not like the idea of spending a little fortune in utility services.
Summary: I ordered this card back in early December and got it the day after X-Mas. Let me tell you, this card ROCKS! Bioshock, HL2:Ep2, Portal, Guitar Hero 3 are all running at 1920x1080 in all their smooth glory. (I have my PC hooked up to my 52" LCD tv.) The only drawback is that it makes my computer run 10 degrees hotter, and I'm worried that it's going to make my power supply die out. OH YEAH... and this thing is REALLY long. So, make sure that your case can hold the thing.
Summary: Amazing card for the money. It's the same as a 9800gt. I think they're around the same price, but it's worth noting that the presumably higher echelon is the exact same product. Anyway, I'm still using it and it runs all games with ease. Even Crysis looks pretty good. Of course, you should run it in tandem with a quad core processor and a decent amount of ram (at least 3 gigs).
Summary: The 8800gt is known to run hot, so if you still want to run one of these, aftermarket cooling is a must. The reason for this is that the stock heatsink/fan combo is not only dependent upon a very weak fan, but the unit was simply poorly designed. I ran one for at least two years on my... slightly...