Ever since we first laid our hands on Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GT graphics card last year, we've known that it delivers very potent performance for the price. We confirmed this finding earlier this week with our latest article, Today's graphics cards: the value angle, which shows the 8800 GT and GeForce 9600 GT lie in the "sweet spot" for both single- and multi-GPU configurations today.
Fittingly, Newegg recently decided to slash the price of a XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512MB to just about the lowest figure we've seen for one of these cards: just $179.99 shipped. That's already a very tempting price for an 8800 GT, and those who feel like trying their luck with a mail-in rebate can cut another $30 off and nab the card for just $149.99. We're not keen on mail-in rebates here at TR, but since this card is already a smashing deal without one, you have little to lose by giving it a shot.
We should point out that this particular card comes bundled with a free copy of Relic Entertainment's WW2 real-time strategy game Company of Heroes. The card that comes in the box is a vanilla GeForce 8800 GT 512MB with reference clock speeds (600MHz for the core and 900MHz for the memory) and Nvidia's standard single-slot cooler. Nonetheless, XFX covers it with a "double lifetime" warranty that applies even after a resale.