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: 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...
Summary: This graphics card requires an external electrical connection which our computer did not have. Apparently, unless your computer came with a graphics card that used a special connection to the computer, your computer will not likely have these connections in it. There is very little documentation on this and it took a while to find this out. We returned the card for a prompt refund, though, without any problems with the seller.
Summary: Unit quit working, fan burnt fried the board, I got an RMA from PNY sent it in with receipt, they returned unrepaired after a month with no explanation, not overclocked and clearly a covered warranty item. I purchase thousands in computer equipment each year and now make sure I dont purchase any PNY products! Do yourself a favor and search pny service you will see all the complaints!
Summary: I bought this because the GTX was too expensive. I don't regret it all. Only one game brings anxiety to this card, and thats Crysis (from the makers of Farcry). With this card (and an ample supply of ram) I can run Crysis on high settings (very high being the highest, and next highest setting), and the framerate holds up pretty well around 30 frames per second without anti-aliasing on 1280x1048 (not sure if thats the exact resolution, too lazy to check).
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: What can I say? It's simply impressive the power of this video card!!! Grid, Call of duty modern warfare, everything with all the options maxed out (on a 1280x1024) work smoothly. For the money there isn't a better option!!! This is the video card. BUY IT!
Summary: THis graphic card is excellent for pc game players. It works great. I had a little hard time installin it because the wire was short but Once I bought the wire and installed it, works perfect.