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PNY 8800GT 256mb £56.39 delivered!! @ ocuk!

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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
Your search for the perfect graphics card is over. The ideal combination of power, performance, and price, the NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT graphics card offers 112 stream processors, a 256MB 256-bit frame buffer, standard-setting GeForce 8 Series features and, a strikingly immersive DirectX 10 gaming experience. Ultra-realistic smoke, rain, explosions, lighting, terrain deformation and motion blur enable jealousy-inducing, lightning-fast gameplay in the hottest games, including Crysis, Hellgate: London, Call of Duty 4, and Gears of War. With full support for PCI Express 2.0 and featuring second generation NVIDIA PureVideo HD engine, the SLI-Ready NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT graphics card was worth the wait.

- GeForce 8800 GT core running at 600MHz
- Shader Clock Speed of 1500MHz
- 256MB GDDR3 Memory running at 1800MHz
- 256-Bit Memory Interface
- 112 Stream Processors
- Shader Model 4.0
- Memory Bandwidth: 57.6GB/s
- Designed For Extreme HD Gaming
- Nvidia Pure Video Technology
- Dedicated Video processors free the GPU Shaders to run 3D applications
- Dual dual-link DVI supports two 2560 x 1600 resolution displays
- HDCP Enabled!!
- SLI ready Upto 2x the performance of a single GPU (Available on with future driver release)
- True High Dynamic Range Rendering Support Based on Open EXR technology
- World's first unified architecture supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10
- Built for Microsoft® Windows® Vista
- Warranty details: If you card fails within the first 30 days of ownership then RMA with OcUK. If it fails after 30 days then contact PNY direct on 0870 423 1103 for an RMA.
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#1
Roughly half the price I paid back in April. Good card.
#2
total bargain
#3
Cold deal, this is the 256mb version.
#4
EndlessWaves
Cold deal, this is the 256mb version.


Lol. So? Its only really relevant if you game above 1280*1024 which a lot of people don't.

Also, note that you get free delivery if you are an ocuk forum member with more than 250 posts.
banned#5
ghost101

Also, note that you get free delivery if you are an ocuk forum member with more than 250 posts.


must get a lot of spamming :?
#6
ghost101
Its only really relevant if you game above 1280*1024 which a lot of people don't.


http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9033/coj1280jb6.jpg

from here
#7
256MB cards are almost useless.
#8
Vegeta
256MB cards are almost useless.


Have you any idea what you are chatting about? Its not the memory its the memory speed and clock speed of the card most relevant. Most games today cant harvest all that memory anyway.
1 Like #9
The shipping will set you back about £7 and its overclockers.

I have a better buy than that a refurb XFX 8800gts £49.99 and a £5 P+P and they throw in a couple of games and this is from the offical XFX site they are available from the 15th to the 22nd september and come with a full 12month warranty.
http://www.xfxshop.co.uk/
#10
ghost101
Lol. So? Its only really relevant if you game above 1280*1024 which a lot of people don't.

Also, note that you get free delivery if you are an ocuk forum member with more than 250 posts.

Wrong!!
#11
EndlessWaves
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9033/coj1280jb6.jpg

from here


I love people who just search the web to pick out single benchmarks to prove themselves right.

That review is the only one which shows this card in a bad light. Even then its mixed clearly suggesting driver issues at the time. Remember that this was one of the first reviews out. The anandtech review using the the 169.12 drivers sees much better results. I'm sure you are a knowledgable person and knew this and still decided to omit? or are you just regurgitating what you've been told by someone else? Something which I see a lot of on here on this site.

Lets show a few others

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3175 - specifically this page http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3175&p=6 where its only slightly worse than a hd3870 which costs a fair bit more atm.
http://en.expreview.com/2007/11/29/reviewgalaxy-geforce-8800gt-256mb/

To vote this cold because its 256mb is stupid. I'd love to see endless waves to find a better performing card at this price.
#12
Nvidea GT and GS graphics cards are currently deffective and can cause burnout to itself and the processor so be warned, stay well clear of these and opt for the reliable ATI Radeon
http://gizmodo.com/5035980/inquirer-pretty-much-every-nvidia-geforce-8800-9600-and-9800-graphics-card-is-defective
#13
Actually not all 256MB cards scale the same. From what I recall the 8X00 series of cards from Nvidia suffer far worse from the reduced memory than the ATI cards do.
So be careful on this one.
#14
zcgby03
Nvidea GT and GS graphics cards are currently deffective and can cause burnout to itself and the processor so be warned, stay well clear of these and opt for the reliable ATI Radeon
http://gizmodo.com/5035980/inquirer-pretty-much-every-nvidia-geforce-8800-9600-and-9800-graphics-card-is-defective


Nice to see a link this time.

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/08/12/nvidia-g92s-g94-reportedly

Heres the original article. Charlie at the inquirer isn't taken seriously. As you can read, he presents next to no evidence that g92/94/96 cards are faulty. Of course it could be true, but this is one guys speculation.

Go on respectable tech forums and this guy is mocked because so many of his articles are anti nvidia. Most of his articles are terribly innacurate. The inquirer was the site which claimed amd phenom processors would annihilate intel's offerings.
#15
theinquirer is a joke site, think of it as the sunday sport of tech news, the main difference being is that the sunday sport people know what they are doing.
#16
So many experts, I feel for the people that come here and read comments and are genuinely interested in buying.

It must leave them confused, it is the same with tv's.

Just search google for reviews and make up your own mind :)
#17
sparkyIreland
So many experts, I feel for the people that come here and read comments and are genuinely interested in buying.

It must leave them confused, it is the same with tv's.

Just search google for reviews and make up your own mind :)


Isnt the whole point of a messageboard is that its about people's personal opinions?

Might as well shut the forum down then eh? :roll:
#18
polly69
The shipping will set you back about £7 and its overclockers.

I have a better buy than that a refurb XFX 8800gts £49.99 and a £5 P+P and they throw in a couple of games and this is from the offical XFX site they are available from the 15th to the 22nd september and come with a full 12month warranty.
http://www.xfxshop.co.uk/


Is that a good price & card, sorry but i havent got a clue :oops:
#19
What sort of power supply would i need for this. Iv got a dell vostro 200 with i think a 300w power supply. would that suffice.
#20
deanos
Is that a good price & card, sorry but i havent got a clue :oops:


At that price, very respectable. The card itself may be about 18 months old in terms of design, but it should be capable of quite reasonable frame-rates up to 1680x1050.
#21
666FU
What sort of power supply would i need for this. Iv got a dell vostro 200 with i think a 300w power supply. would that suffice.

A 300w power supply will not power this card but you can use one of these from Maplin,on sale at the moment at £24.99
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223165

Tony
#22
1000s of customers have reported sudden slowness in graphics from the defective cards, whoever said above
"So many experts, I feel for the people that come here and read comments and are genuinely interested in buying."
i actually am interested in buying a laptop and have ruled out any laptop with Nvidea graphics because when my brother contacted DELL (he bought a XPS 1530) they informed him that Nvidea may have defects in all their cards. he has since had a REFUND on his 1month old laptop and they will facilitate this for other customers as long as they used a creditcard. I can not trust Nvidea for another 3 years or atleast not until "consumers" give good feedback. I reiterate that I do not trust news articles, i trust consumer reports.
The question here is, how can you trust a company that put into full production defective products? this is a similar case with the high child suicide rates associated with a drug from Glaxo-smith-Kline, how can you trust them with other drugs?
There is no such thing as "we didnt know that would happen" because every company must test their products and monitor closely any problems occurring within the first year of release.
#23
tonyg1962
A 300w power supply will not power this card but you can use one of these from Maplin,on sale at the moment at £24.99
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223165

Tony


Thanks tony but im probably gonna get one of these from ebuyer for 21.99 plus postage http://www.ebuyer.com/product/102994/show_product_overview#
#24
You think a company knowingly selling a drug with side effects that raise the incidence of child suicide is 'similiar' to one producing defective consumer electronics that may cause your computer games to slow down:?
#25
666FU
What sort of power supply would i need for this. Iv got a dell vostro 200 with i think a 300w power supply. would that suffice.

It will comfortably handle this card if you have a Core 2 Duo but you’ll need to buy a SATA power to PCIe power adapter to power the card though. My parents have a Vostro 400 and it consumes very little power with a Core 2 Duo so I'm speaking from expereince.
#26
Strawdog
You think a company knowingly selling a drug with side effects that raise the incidence of child suicide is 'similiar' to one producing defective consumer electronics that may cause your computer games to slow down?

In one sense it’s exactly the same; a company (allegedly) selling a product that they know to be faulty. The outcome in this case is obviously much less severe but the principle is the same and nVIDIA are already being sued in the USA by angry shareholders who’ve seen the value of their shares significantly lowered and claim that nVIDIA didn’t disclose information in a timely manner.

As far as I know there’s no evidence that the desktop chips are affected by this issue unless someone wants to point to some!
#27
tonyg1962
A 300w power supply will not power this card but you can use one of these from Maplin,on sale at the moment at £24.99
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=223165

Tony


I wouldn't trust thas PSU with my life mate, XPower never heard of it.

This would be a better PSU : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/120376

Yes it almost double but compared to a cheap PSU it won't blow up on you or waste power - as its meant to be a very energy efficient PSu from what I've heard.
#28
My parents have a Vostro 400 with an E4500 2.2GHz C2D and a 160GB HDD and it consumes about 76W DC with both cores fully loaded with Orthos. You don’t need to upgrade the Power supply just to run an 8800 GT 256MB, you just need to buy the correct adapter cable which is admittedly hard to find.

The Dell power supply probably only has 4 SATA power connectors so 2 will be taken by the HDD and DVD drives leaving 2 for the PCIe card which leaves none free for future expansion.
#29
I'm thinking about buying that £170 Emachines e4500 - would I need a new psu to support this card?
#30
timothyw9
I'm thinking about buying that £170 Emachines e4500 - would I need a new psu to support this card?

Yes, I bought this and it came with a 285w Psu but i bought the maplins psu and fitted my 8800gt 512mb and now i have a very cheap very quiet gaming machine ,
Tony
#31
timothyw9
I wouldn't trust thas PSU with my life mate, XPower never heard of it.

This would be a better PSU : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/120376

Yes it almost double but compared to a cheap PSU it won't blow up on you or waste power - as its meant to be a very energy efficient PSu from what I've heard.


Ihad a Enermax 650w liberty fitted and it lasted 6 months,cost me £110 lost the receipt so no repair im now using the xpower one and it is working fine and i think its worth the gamble,
#32
If your Dell has a 300W or above PSU & a PCI-E connector, it'll be fine to power this - Dell under-rate their PSUs. If no PCI-E connector, 2x SATA connectors need to be free & appropriate adaptors/convertors required too, as has been mentioned already.

If you want a good PSU that doesn't cost too much: Hiper 530W = £41.78 delivered, or if you can wait - this FSP 700W PSU regularly goes for ~£35 delivered (much less if you can get free del via AVForum/Hexus) on Scan/todayonly.
#33
Agharta
My parents have a Vostro 400 with an E4500 2.2GHz C2D and a 160GB HDD and it consumes about 76W DC with both cores fully loaded with Orthos. You don’t need to upgrade the Power supply just to run an 8800 GT 256MB, you just need to buy the correct adapter cable which is admittedly hard to find.

The Dell power supply probably only has 4 SATA power connectors so 2 will be taken by the HDD and DVD drives leaving 2 for the PCIe card which leaves none free for future expansion.


Thanx Agharta. Iv already got the adapter off of e bay for about a fiver. I triad to run a 2900xt with it until i found out you needed two 6 pin connecters.
Definatly be getting one of these now.
#34
I own the XFX version of this card, with 256mbytes of memory. At 1280x1024, it handles every game I've thrown at it fine at max settings and no AA no problem.

Recently brought a 1920x1200 TFT in the last week. Thought with 256mbytes the card would struggle. Imagine my surprise when I found that Spore and Tiberium Sun both ran at 1920x1200 with close to max settings with a measily 256mbytes of memory, smoothly!

Probably be a different matter if I play Crysis or something with mega textures active, but point being, its not nearly as bad as I thought.

Edit : Having said all that, this company can be real ****** when it comes to customer services, nevermind past trouble...
#35
What would actually happen If I tried this in the EMACHINE E4264? Without buying a new PSU?
#36
timothyw9
What would actually happen If I tried this in the EMACHINE E4264? Without buying a new PSU?

Usually the psu would provide power to run the pc at idle and running most applications but when you started playing GPU intensive games if the psu wasnt up to the task the machine would probably just crash and reboot itself witth no harm done,However the biggest problem is when the psu can just about cope and keeps running at its limit you may then start to get voltage fluctuations or spikes which can damage the mobo or the processor,
Tony
#37
seems a good bargain
#38
Wouldn't buy from OCuk if my life depended on it. Countless stories of bad customer service on the net. Buyer beware......
#39
TeddyT;2958781
Have you any idea what you are chatting about? Its not the memory its the memory speed and clock speed of the card most relevant. Most games today cant harvest all that memory anyway.

256mb is not a lot of memory dude :) Most games these days DO benefit from the extra 256mb of memory most mid-high end card these days have. I had myself 256mb card about 4 and a half years ago and it was hardly cutting edge back then.
#40

TeddyT:
Have you any idea what you are chatting about? Its not the memory its the memory speed and clock speed of the card most relevant. Most games today cant harvest all that memory anyway.

I have to agree - I have 1 machine running an XFX 7600GT which has DDR3 memory in it. I bought an XFX 8600GT from PCW (I know but it was an impulse) and it had DDR2. The 8600 actually ran slower than the 7600, so I took it back.
Having a lot of memory might sound great, but if you only get DDR2 memory you will definitely feel the pain.

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