I've got the 8800m GTX on my laptop which is I think a tiny bit less powerful and can play all current games to a reasonable extent (ie. still fun to play). Playing on desktop is still better when possible though.
Honestly I'd imagine that at the very least you're still going to be able to run new games up until the next console gen is out unless the PC gets some unexpected treats before then.
its still good ive got a peasant p4 with 9800gt which runs crysis medium 20-30fps with fraps without fraps maybe 30 - 35 which is i'm still keeping with my beast pc because of sentimental value --- because you like to read a sig in a sig so I wrote a sig(inside a sig)for you to read - Brainlack
It's outdated, but will run anything out there on at least low settings. --- Desktop: Phenom II X4 965 | 4 GB DDR3 | HD 5850 | 1 TB HD | W7 | 650W Antec | 1600x900 Laptop: A6 3400m | 4 GB DDR3 | HD 6520g | 500 GB HD | W7 | 1366x768
8800GT's are better then them slight though I think.
My old 8800GT cried when playing SR3 and Just cause 2. They were "playable" but barely. --- "If you find something that you feel you belong to, become a groupie and a fan, and then a critic." Starlee Kine
It obviously can't keep up with recent cards and especially the lack of VRAM will bottleneck you on current graphic-intensive games (don't even think about going 1080p), but combined with a contemporary decent rig (which shouldn't be hard to surpass, mine was a Core 2 Duo E6700 with all of 2GB RAM) it will play nearly any game from a couple of years ago just fine on near-high to high settings. Save for Crysis, perhaps. It's a good card when you have a back catalogue.
For example, I remember playing Mass Effect 1 and 2 at 1680x1050 and could crank everything up to max while still getting highly playable FPS. Which by the way was when I ran an 8800GT 512, which is almost the same card but slightly inferior. Bioshock, Dragon Age, no problem either. Oblivion could get a little stuttery during outdoor gameplay, but that game was pretty badly optimized. --- Before the soup gets cold, we must care for Mani Mani. Before the knife gets rusty, we must care for Mani Mani.
I still run a 4770, which was generally considered the card directly above the 9800gt (between the 9800gt and 9800gtx+ in performance). My 4770 512mb STILL maxes most games I play @ 1080p + my side monitor (1440x900).
I will admit, I don't play the most demanding games (BF3, Crysis, etc.), but I do max or near max all of the following @ 1080p: Counter Strike Global Offensive (and other Source Titles: L4D2, TF2, P2) Starcraft II Battlefield: Bad Company 2 World in Conflict League of Legends
Pretty damn impressive if you ask me! I've had this card for... almost 3 years now... and it is still meeting all of my expectations.
The 9800gt will be able to play any game currently out. For some most intensive/newer titles, you may have to turn down the graphics to medium, but it will be playable.
I agree with one of the earlier posts --- What is your current CPU, GPU, and PSU?
It is quite out dated but it's a little contender. You'll get medium or medium-high settings out of most games if you don't play on 1080p.
lol most games? eh prob not lol today games Like bf3 and witcher2
but older games yeaa. but depends on the cpu too. CPU is huge now adays. For example. I took my card and put it in a Q6600 system and bf3 ran at 25fps on low. lol It runs on 80fps on high with my setup.
I think he can play crysis 1 on high med. but basically that card is almost 5 years old So don't expect it to be all that good for currant games. --- Intel i5 2500k+on FRIO|8GB G.Skill RipJaws|Raptor X, 1TB WD Fals|AsRock z68 Extreme 4 G3 |Sapphire 2GB 6970|Corsair 520W PSU|Corsair 500R & K90|Win 7 Pro 64