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: This card is amazing. Of course I went from a 7300GS to this, so there really isn't a comparison when going from a low end card. One warning to potential buyers. Make sure you have adequate cooling for this card. You will see through numerous reviews that this card runs very hot. Mine actually elevated my Case temperature high enough to set off CPU overheating alerts. I had to revamp my case cooling to accomodate this card. After that though, everything works flawlessly.
Summary: First, some background to set the stage. I am very fortunate in that I working in an R&D lab that has cutting edge computer equipment. My office workstation is a dual quad-core Intel box with two Dell 2407 monitors driven by a nVidia Quadro FX 4600. Using glxgears with both monitors at 1920 x 1200, I have a fps of 22,000 ... the Quadro FX 4600 is an awesome beast.
Works great, fast, quiet, even nice 2D colors and great price too
15 September 2010
Summary: What a great look, richer looking colors than my old 1950 pro. This thing is very quiet and doesn't get too hot to be in my Dell 530. In fact it is idling at 35C and rarely reaches 50C (Core Temp) under load. This is with an Antec PS though, not stock PS. Anyway, this thing has a good amount of power and the price was right at $160 after MIR.
Summary: This is a mean video card, seriously the best one out on the market. Outperforms the 8800GTX which is $100+ more than this one. Crysis: All on High CoD4: All on High Hellgate London: All on Max (80-100 FPS) Tabula Rasa: Max Settings (80-100 FPS) This is the best card out right now for the money, do yourself a favor and buy one of these!!