GameSpot's Summer Video Card Roundup 2007

In our final installment of the Video Card Roundup, find out which sub-$100 video cards are worth buying.

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code305
code305

I cant afford onne of them

m0th2
m0th2

is there going to be a 2008 video card round up? would really want to see another

Jawesomeman24
Jawesomeman24

you could get a 8800 GTS for about that much after rebate at newegg.com

kam21
kam21

sszaman009 get a 9600GT, it's a great card for great price.

sszaman009
sszaman009

Hey guys...I have a budget of about $170 ... wat do u pros think is the best graphic card for me to buy. Coz thses stuffs are really complicated for my brain to handle. THANXX.

rudeboy4000
rudeboy4000

I bought a geforce 8500 GT recently and it works better than 7300 gt...

krisalid
krisalid

i just got 9800gtx;very good price and kicks 8800gtx butt :)

FstrthnU
FstrthnU

Personally, I think that right now the best bet for your budget is the Geforce 8800 GTX (the Ultra is too expensive for only 10% preformance incarease). If you have a big budget, the Ultra or SLI GTX are your best bet (unless you want to wait for the 9800 or buy the 9600.)

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

i started running SLI today and hoooly crap, i'm replaying crysis again just for the beauty of it, incredible frame rates and everything turned up to highest settings looks incredible.

nate1222
nate1222

I'm considering getting the 8600 GT (512MB). I mostly play older titles like Oblivion and Unreal Anthology, so I won't need 8800.

Skyriderlink
Skyriderlink

i have 8600 GT sli and i'll stick with them for next few months.8800 are really expensive.I am going to get 9800 when thay are out no matter the odds.

Sty1ez101
Sty1ez101

These 8800s will be in the past in the next 2 months

_FAC_
_FAC_

MAn They are Expensive I sure wish yo get myhands on one Of these

softh2
softh2

You see these price in forgien counteries but if we want to realize this price in the other country ( East countries ) the Price &... is very high and expensive and gamers cant buy any this such as Ultra SLI .

User-
User-

i have in my computer The GeForce 8800 Ultra SLI ;)

nate1222
nate1222

For a while I touted PC gaming. I'm still into PC gaming, but I've stopped singing it praises. I'd grown tired of the propietary issues with current consoles (PS3/360), so I tried my hand at the PC side...turns out to be even more expensive and complicated. I think I'm going to give in and get a XBox 360 so I don't have to sweat this BS anymore. I still love playing 'Unreal Anthology' with my Celeron D (3.33GHz), 2GB RAM and GeForce 8500 (512MB). But I'm going the console route on the more contemporary titles.

lop890
lop890

IF YOU THINK THAT A GE FORCE 6650 IS OLD MY IS A 6150 LE IN 2006 IT WAS PERFECT BUT NOW IT LIKE TRASH AND NOT THE GOOD KIND OF TRASH TRUST ME

lop890
lop890

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CounterZeus
CounterZeus

I'll stick with my overclocked 6600GT in my desktop, it runs CSS great ;) besides, my X1900 in my laptop can run any modern game at decent fps on 1920x1200 without too much eyecandy o_O

voodoothe2nd
voodoothe2nd

lol cookie_the_shed, the laptop I most often use has a x300... I plan getting a new one soon

BenXL
BenXL

i luv my BFG 8800 GTS 320mb but im gonna get a nvidia 9 series when they come out in feb, if theres going to be a watercooled virsion i will get that 1 :)

krisalid
krisalid

8600 gts is a very good option

ImN_red
ImN_red

please someone tell me which one is better? HD2600XT or 8600 GTS

cookie_the_shed
cookie_the_shed

lol... my ati x1400 is too bad even too register, apparently :-0. tell me that then watch it play call of duty 4 quite well

watermanx
watermanx

the ati radon hd 2900 xt has almost double the speed of an 8800 ultra and is loads cheaper

poopipoopoo
poopipoopoo

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Psycold
Psycold

I bought my first 8000 series card, a XFX 8800 GTS 320mb card, I was very impressed with the increase in framerates from my old 512mb Nvidia 6800 which was on it's last leg. I plan on buying a 640mb of the same card in the future when they are cheaper since I will never be able to afford the highest end card.

mtfour
mtfour

I don't think the 8800 GT was out yet when this article was written.

fel_rossi
fel_rossi

i havea GeForece 8800 GTS XFX very good!!

nate1222
nate1222

I have a GeForce 8500 (512MB), a 3.33GHz CPU and 1GB RAM. Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion looks great on it. Unreal Tournament 3 looks good at 22-30 fps, texture 3, world geo. at 2, res. at 11?x800. Would a RAM upgrade speed up my fps?

sentenced83
sentenced83

where's the 8800 gt ? its really close to the gtx on lower resolutions !! and my 79oo gto still plays everything really well on high settings (except for crysis - medium = high)

sentenced83
sentenced83

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RADOGMIJ
RADOGMIJ

I take it the new 8800GT surpasses the 8800GTS in fames per budget??

thorstien
thorstien

Which card should I get in order to play Gears with a good frame-rate at a medium quality?

Folderu
Folderu

This is just outrageous my system its an old one and still plays all those games exceptionally, my machine is Pentium 4 3Ghz HT, 2Gb of ram dual channel kingmax, tha mobo is a MSI 875P neo with an AGP 8X video card ( YES ITS AGP) , and the video card is a Sapphire x1950 pro with 512 mb. The point is that all my system is CHEAPER than a one single GE-Force 8800 Ultra and i play all those games at high detail with more than 30 fps (even Crysis)

NnethKe
NnethKe

I think since AMD bought ATi, nVidia starter surpassing ATi

NnethKe
NnethKe

Ouch!!! pocket killer...

lik_king
lik_king

Is there any GeForce 8600 with 512mb?

millbro
millbro

Would a Nvidia 8800 GTX play crysis pretty well?

blibbax
blibbax

My 512mb 8500gt easily handles crysis at mdium settings, even in my relatively low end system.

DooDa
DooDa

Hey, where does gamespot get their prices from for this roundup?

SYdoggXxX
SYdoggXxX

@ramtin1001: The 8500GT is too weak for that; my 8600GT can handle Crysis on medium-high settings at 1024*768 and still keep the framerate hovering around 30fps. But the shader option must be kept on medium, otherwise the framerate will tank. I also recommend keeping shadows and textures on medium. The rest can be set on high (depending on your PC configuration).

kjhsadmin666
kjhsadmin666

ramtin1001... the 8500GT will be able to play crysis at LOW settings at a resolution of 1024x768. The 'SHADER' graphics option seems to be the most influential towards frame rates; and at 'low', the game appears to run at DX7, and at a nice fps for most current video cards.

tjdeep_2007
tjdeep_2007

no 8500gt cant handle..........even 7600gs cant handle at all.........7600gs is powerfull than 8500gt

el_carl
el_carl

noobkid, those power supplies only take as much power as needed. The don't take a constant stream of 900 watts XD

ramtin1001
ramtin1001

Do u think a 8005 GT will handle Crysis well on 1024x768?? (med-high settings)

matt168
matt168

just make your own energy from crap theres people that do that

Rufrgt2001
Rufrgt2001

noob kid.....what the hell, besides how do you know they don't get power from wind, or water generators. Oh and there's about 100 years left of fossil fuel.