OK so my little ones pc blew up today and have narrowed it down to the Geforce 8600 it had in it. So im now in the market for a new card but have not looked at any of the newer cards since i purchased mine 2 years ago, and dont know which ones are good value atm. I have always gone Nvidia over ATI so would like to stick with that so please no recommendations for ATIs... but have a bit of a dilema.
In my games machine i have an 8800gts 512 which pretty much flies at 1920x1080 and have never had any probs. I am thinking perhaps it may be time to upgrade this however and was looking at maybe offsetting some of the cash i would have spent on the kids machine and put it towards mine ;-)
So the choices ive got are:
1. Buy a GT240 for the kids machine at roughly £70 - machine back upo and running easy option.
2. Give the kids my 8800gts512 and upgrade to say a gts250 for £95.
BUT will the gts250 give me much of a performance increase over the 8800 or is it better with something like a 9800gt, which seems to equate to around the same.
So any gfx guru's out there that can point me in the right direction ? Bottom line is if i have to shell out £70 to get the kids a new card is it worth going up to a max of say £125 and upgrade my old 8800gts for a newer model ? Have looked at benchmarks for the past hour but the 800gts512 still pretty much holds its own... and a lot of the new GT2xx series seems to all be rebadged 9800 or 8800 anyway.