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Go with a 6950 2GB and try to get reference to unlock it. Metro 2033 maxed can use around 1400MB of Ram at 1080P if I remember.

PS. DX11 cards are not worth it remember?

I kid. I kid
Edited by Tom1121 - 5/4/11 at 7:08pm
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post #22 of 27
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Yea it's strange, I got this on the egg 2 years ago for about $200, and now they've been completely discontinued. Even stranger, they don't have a 1920x1200 monitor under $300.
Those have been mostly phased out for the 1920x1080 16:9 counterparts. Not sure why the samsung model was discontinued though.

I'm glad I grabbed the samsung back then too, as it makes an excellent secondary monitor with it's good resolution.
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PS. DX11 cards are not worth it remember?
The 4xx and 5xxx series weren't worth it. They were kind of screw ups IMO and the 5xx and 6xxx were like a fix. Actually I take that back the 4xx series were ok. The 5xxx weren't all that great though.
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The 4xx and 5xxx series weren't worth it. They were kind of screw ups IMO and the 5xx and 6xxx were like a fix. Actually I take that back the 4xx series were ok. The 5xxx weren't all that great though.
you could say that of any first generation video card that introduces support for the newest DX

I was never keen to run DX10 games on a Radeon HD 2000 or GeForce 8000 series...

or DX9 games on a Radeon 9000 series or GeForce FX 5000 series...

that doesn't mean the cards aren't blazing fast for previous generation DX titles
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Those have been mostly phased out for the 1920x1080 16:9 counterparts. Not sure why the samsung model was discontinued though.

I'm glad I grabbed the samsung back then too, as it makes an excellent secondary monitor with it's good resolution.
I've been looking to pick up a second with no luck. I had found one on CL for $120 but it sold within hours of posting.
 
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you could say that of any first generation video card that introduces support for the newest DX
No I understand that, which is why I'm iffy on whether I should buy the 7000 series when it comes out.
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post #27 of 27
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The 4xx and 5xxx series weren't worth it. They were kind of screw ups IMO and the 5xx and 6xxx were like a fix. Actually I take that back the 4xx series were ok. The 5xxx weren't all that great though.
5000 series was awesome (until drivers went from half ass to horrific) and well priced, 460 and 450 were also awesome. 500 series is a huge fix, and 6000 series is a slight upgrade
    
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