So you need a new graphics card but can't afford to go all out and buy the current king of the ring - the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
. No problem. Just take a look at the latest offering from XFX - the GeForce 8800 GT 256MB.
The GeForce 8800 GT 256MB carries the standard feature set of modern Nvidia graphics cards - it's HDTV-ready (with HDCP), SLI-capabilities, RoHS-compliancy, and DirectX 10 support.
What's most interesting about this new card is the fact that it packs all of the features of the 512MB GeForce 8800 GT into a lower price point, thanks to the smaller memory footprint. That means that all of you out there with cramped computers can breath a little sigh of relief.
The latest offering from XFX will come in standard and XXX editions just like its previous offerings
. Pricing for the standard edition is expected to be €149 excluding VAT, which puts it at an interesting price point that's not too dissimilar to the current GeForce 8600 GTS price.
If 256MB isn't enough for you, you'll be happy to know that XFX also has several 512MB versions of the 8800GT
out as well. Sadly, the worst thing about the card is that it's not going to be available until the end of the month from what we've been told, which breaks Nvidia's hard launch tradition... one can't help but feel this is because Nvidia's friends dressed in Red and Green are just about to launch some new graphics cards
Have you had good experiences with XFX graphics cards and think this might be your latest bang-for-your-buck offering? Leave your thoughts over in the forums