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already!? i havent had internet for 9 months because i moved to the middle of NOWHERE. i get it, cruise new egg and theres 5 series cards?!! and 6 for ati?

what heppened to the GTX 2 series, and the femi, and the 4's!


my question is.... how much longer will my 9800GTX+ last?
my mate has the same card...

they are still a good card.. and will run most games quite conformable if not near maxed...

depending on your motherboard.. you could look for a second one for SLI on ebay or somewhere like that cheap...
post #12 of 34
Wow this must be like a time machine to you.

Welcome to the distant future.

Depends what you play. My 8800GTS stil
Edited by Boyboyd - 5/5/11 at 5:46am
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should i step into a gtx260? ive seen them for $99 at the egg. would it be a big difference? big step over a 9800
Nope. If you're looking for a cheap upgrade, this is a much better buy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162058

But if the 9800 runs all your games fine, there's no reason you have to buy new hardware.
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Nope. If you're looking for a cheap upgrade, this is a much better buy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162058

But if the 9800 runs all your games fine, there's no reason you have to buy new hardware.
Or, even better:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102932



It says out of stock, but this is actually a brand-new model, so I'm betting there's more on the way.
    
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I say run your hardware till it dies. Prices have dropped drastically, even brand new 5770's go for $100. It wouldn't be much of an upgrade, but it would get you out of the DX10 age. Not that there's anything wrong with it There's already talk of AMD's 7XXX series, yes, you need to visit Newegg more often! I made that mistake once and found out how much I got ripped off.
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You card is fine. If you want to upgrade the above mentioned are good or go a little bit better and get the gtx460 1Gb version. I got one from amazon a few weeks ago for my girlfriend on sale, $140. She's playing assassins creed 3 on full graphics at 1080p no sweat. Awesome little card for 140.
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ports ._____________. i run mw2/bc2 fine. the most graphical intensive games i have are crysisy 1/2 and GTA4. there isnt a game i own that i can max out and achive 40+fps avrage and never drop below 30.

mw2 runs at 90+fps, bc2 is at 50-80fps, crysis 35-55


should i step into a gtx260? ive seen them for $99 at the egg. would it be a big difference? big step over a 9800
I call bs on being able to max out crysis with that card unless you are playing at a really low resolution. I can't even max it out with a fully overclocked (1.212v) and watercooled 470 at 1080P.

Regardless if you're going to step up I would look at either a GTX 460 or a GTX 560Ti depending on your budget. Those both would be incredible leaps in performance for you.
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just to give you an update.. 6XXX series rocks, and ati's drivers are beginning to rock too.
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just to give you an update.. 6XXX series rocks, and ati's drivers are beginning to rock too.
Trolling him already about those drivers?? Haha just kidding. They still can be hit or miss even now. IMO the unlockable 6950 is the best bet but the rest of the 6XXX series is alright to me.
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already!? i havent had internet for 9 months because i moved to the middle of NOWHERE. i get it, cruise new egg and theres 5 series cards?!! and 6 for ati?

what heppened to the GTX 2 series, and the femi, and the 4's!


my question is.... how much longer will my 9800GTX+ last?
Did You not read newspapers about PCs hardware? I think GTX9800+ should be fine with DX10 games.
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