GeForce.com writes, "When the GeForce 8800 GT was released in October 2007, it set the standard for affordable, high-performance GPUs. Priced at around $250 at launch, many thought it performed as well as cards that cost twice as much. The 8800 GT also ushered in mainstream DirectX 10 support, which allowed for better shader/rendering support and improved overall image quality. Even Cevat Yerli, CEO and president of Crytek, commended the 8800 GT for its ability to run their hardware intensive first-person shooter Crysis. Essentially, if you wanted a bang-for-your-buck graphics card, the 8800 GT card was the one to get. The card proved to be so well-received that three years since its first launch, it is still the most popular GPU on Steam. In fact, as of December 2010, 8.2% of Steam users are using either an 8800/9800 GT."