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Geforce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 - £75.01 Delivered @ Microdirect
Geforce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 - £75.01 Delivered @ Microdirect

Geforce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 - £75.01 Delivered @ Microdirect

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"Your search for the perfect graphics card is over SLI-Ready NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT has arrived. The ideal combination of power, performance, and price, GeForce 8800 GT offers GeForce 8 Series goodness, 112 stream processors, and a 256-bit frame buffer for jealousy-inducing DirectX 10 gameplay at ultra fast frame rates."

112 cores @ 600MHz
512MB GDDR3 @ 1800MHz
256 bit memory
Dual DVI

This is a great price for a great card! This is basically a lower clocked 9800GT. The Core can be overclocked to around 700MHz and the memory to 2000MHz. Will be able to play most things on max at 1280x1024 or 1440x900 with AA and AF.

It's selling for the same price as a 9600GT but it's much faster. Definitely worth a look.

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god thats cheap, heat added

tinkerbellsteve;4686490

heat added



Was the pun intended ? As it will certainly add heat to your PC

I had one that died after just 4 weeks. Luckily scan refunded me the full amount and I bought a 9800GTX

Cheap though...

Althought the 9800GT is slightly better, at that price you cannot complain. Just make sure you have a 500watt power supply to run it in your system!

heat added

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defsteve;4686600

Was the pun intended ? As it will certainly add heat to your PC :pI had … Was the pun intended ? As it will certainly add heat to your PC :pI had one that died after just 4 weeks. Luckily scan refunded me the full amount and I bought a 9800GTXCheap though...



It doesn't have the best cooler - it IS single slot after all - but there're ways around that. Just use RivaTuner to ramp up the fans when gaming. It's probably set to around 30% by default. Setting it to 80% would help a lot.

It's a similar problem with the ATI 4850. Hot chips and single slot coolers don't really go together...

Great deal.
Heat Added.

Never had a problem with mine (although I have XFX version).

great card though, runs everything nice and smooth!

tahir_owen is 100% wrong so please dont listen to him, the old 8800gts 320mb and 640mb (about 1% difference between 320mb and 640mb) are both quite a bit worse than the 8800gt but the newer 8800gts 512mb is better than the 8800gt but not by much!

I deleted the message, thought I was just 66% wrong!

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tahir_owen;4688296

You could go for this which is £10 cheaper but with less memoryAnd also … You could go for this which is £10 cheaper but with less memoryAnd also its the GTS version which is a little bit fasterhttp://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=545086&source=froogle



Actually no, it's NOT faster. The 8800GT actually replaces the GTS and is faster than both the 320MB and the 640MB versions. The GT has faster memory, more cores, 112 vs 96 and is clocked higher.

The only area where the GTS wins is memory bandwidth but 256 bit is plenty enough. Even the ATI 4870 has a 256 bit memory bs. The 8800GT is around 15% faster than the GTS. :thumbsup:

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tahir_owen;4688488

I deleted the message, thought I was just 66% wrong!



Lol not quick enough. :-D Never mind eh, can't be right all the time...:p

Any idea about power requirements for this - I do have a 500w psu, but it's only got 18a on the 12v rail. Which I'll admit is just a collection of linked numbers to me, but I did try a 8800GTS, and it never even got to POST and someone then said you'd need 30A on the 12v rail.

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ourdave;4688726

Any idea about power requirements for this - I do have a 500w psu, but … Any idea about power requirements for this - I do have a 500w psu, but it's only got 18a on the 12v rail. Which I'll admit is just a collection of linked numbers to me, but I did try a 8800GTS, and it never even got to POST and someone then said you'd need 30A on the 12v rail.



Apparently you need a minimum of 24A on the 12V rail. If you have multiple 12V rails and it's 18A each then you'd be fine but I guess that's not the case for you.

Nice deal, heat added,

I currently run 2x BFG 8800GT OC2'S sigle slotted cooler,

I found they crashed alot and hit 90'c during heavy gaming, so i upgraded the coolers to dual slot,

i fitted 2x Akasa AK-VC03-BLUV Vortexx NEO VGA Cooler

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RoVPgsjyL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

now there running 52'c idle, 70'c Full Load.

Amazon sell them £17.43 delivered.

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I hate microdirect it took them 3 months to pay back a cancelled order.

You have been warned.

C64;4689064

I hate microdirect it took them 3 months to pay back a cancelled … I hate microdirect it took them 3 months to pay back a cancelled order.You have been warned.


I also found them slow and it took me to threaten to contact my credit card company to get them off their backside; I didn’t wait 3 months though but probably nearer 6 weeks.

audioporno;4686661

Althought the 9800GT is slightly better, at that price you cannot … Althought the 9800GT is slightly better, at that price you cannot complain. Just make sure you have a 500watt power supply to run it in your system!heat added



You do not need a 500W power supply for this graphics card.

I have a factory superclocked (700Mhz core) Gigabyte 8800GT (Not this reference card design)
I am able to overclock it (above factory clocks) along with my Quad core CPU and RAM and use a 450W power supply.

This looks like a better deal:

hotukdeals.com/ite…3-/

a little more expensive, but the Radeon is a fair bit faster than a 8800GT.

DrRamtop;4689968

This looks like a better … This looks like a better deal:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/361510/xfx-ati-radeon-hd-4830-512mb-gddr3-/a little more expensive, but the Radeon is a fair bit faster than a 8800GT.



I think I have to agree, I'd go for the ATI card too, even though secretly I prefer nvidia with its video handling on multiple screens handled much better.

Haven't looked into reviews for either, just a quick glance at toms hardware charts so delve deeper if you're going to choose I'd say.

Yep, the HD4830 card is better than the 8800GT/9800GT:

techreport.com/art…2/7

The XFX card also has a custom dual slot cooler which actually vents the hot air out of the case.

The 8800GT and 9800GT are the same cards with a 112 shader variant of the G92 chip in both of them!!

Andrewolu;4689905

You do not need a 500W power supply for this graphics card.I have a … You do not need a 500W power supply for this graphics card.I have a factory superclocked (700Mhz core) Gigabyte 8800GT (Not this reference card design)I am able to overclock it (above factory clocks) along with my Quad core CPU and RAM and use a 450W power supply.



8800GT has 105W rated chip. Just add 130W (to be on the safe side) to your system to know if your PSU can handle it.

there are lots of power calculator website, i entered all my stuff, e8400 cor2duo, 8800gt, 2hdd and it olny came to 240-280w, i had a 300w power supply so i bought a 400w 'silent' gold one amazon are selling, vry quite and runs my superclocked 8800gt jst fine.

What brand is this .. just nvidia? Thinking about building a hackintosh so looking at compatability ..

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It's just an OEM Nvidia one.

CTPAHHIK;4690366

8800GT has 105W rated chip. Just add 130W (to be on the safe side) to … 8800GT has 105W rated chip. Just add 130W (to be on the safe side) to your system to know if your PSU can handle it.



It's not that simple, since the vast majority of power for this card is drawn from the 12v rail, the current capacity of the PSU on this rail is of at least equal importance to the overall power rating i.e. you could have a PSU with a total power rating that appears to be perfectly adequate, but if the 12v rail can not supply enough current it won't work.

mikerj;4692299

It's not that simple, since the vast majority of power for this card is … It's not that simple, since the vast majority of power for this card is drawn from the 12v rail, the current capacity of the PSU on this rail is of at least equal importance to the overall power rating i.e. you could have a PSU with a total power rating that appears to be perfectly adequate, but if the 12v rail can not supply enough current it won't work.



Well put, I hate it when PSU's for sale don't show you the amps on the 12v rail/s. I wouldn't touch a PSU that didnt as usually that means the 12v rail/s are terrible. If only more people were aware how important the 12V rating is, equally as important as the overall wattage if you're looking at decent graphics cards.

I also think graphics card listings should state what the power requirements are, this often isn't the case, very annoying when its such an important part of buying a card today.

Sorry... but what is this, why is this used?

gaurav.rewari;4696452

Sorry... but what is this, why is this used?



it is used to enhance graphics on your system. If you dodnt know what it is then you probably dont need one

This turned out to be an XFX Alpha Dog.

you can get a 9800GT for £77 plus p&p i would snap tht up instead

Seems pricey for an old card, given they were around this price a while back when still current technology.
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