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One of the best two video cards out now,
This review is from: Leadtek PX 8800 GT 512MB VGA (Accessory)Availability of the 8800GT has been extremely scarce, and I'd otherwise have bought a slightly cheaper model if I could've found it. The Leadtek PX8800, like all 8800GTs, is a "reference" design (the cards are all made by Foxconn and re-badged anyway, and reference cards are merely those which were built according to the manufacturer's standard specification); 600MHz core speed, 900MHz RAM (1800MHz DDR), and a 1500Mhz shader clock. The 8800GT was possibly rushed out to steal the Radeon 3870's press thunder, which it did, hence the scarcity of supplies.
Generally, the 8800GT delivers about 90% the speed of the 8800GTX, which retails for approximately £240 for a generic model up to £400-ish, hence the popularity of this sub-£200 video card. If you have a newer dual-core CPU, you won't find much that will slow this card down - maximum detail in currently everything except Crysis is easily possible, as well as framerates exceeding 100fps at the same time. With soft-shadowing and maximum details, FEAR runs at 90fps on my own setup. Adding maximum anti-aliasing still results in 60fps, and in general, the 8800GT is approximately twice as fast as older high-end DX9 cards such as the 7900GTX and X1900XT.
ATi's Radeon 3870 is also highly competitive, but the 8800GT currently offers amazing value for money - it performs like a card from the highest-spec, but sells for roughly mid-range money - it's very hard to go wrong with one of these.