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post #11 of 23
..Wait for DX10. Then even if you decide to get a DX9 card the price should of dropped
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaRkLoRd65535
wait for dx 10.....
DX10 = $700 GPUs that suck down 250-300W of power

I would also agree with the X1950XTX.
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X1950XTX but be prepared to be obsoletified in about a month
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Two 7900GTOs in SLI, mod the bios and overclock away.
    
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Remonster
X1950XTX but be prepared to be obsoletified in about a month
Make that a year. Those DX10 cards will be useless for a good while.
    
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post #16 of 23
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X1950XTX is seconded.

And this should have no bearing on the choice of CPU???
he's questioning whether to get an nvidia chipset, or 975x.
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post #17 of 23
Well.. the 975X can run Crossfire (out of the box) and SLI (now with modded drivers, but official onces should come soon).

The SLI board has the advantage of x16, x16, but that advantage is not that great, and more than offset by the limited overclocking capabilities of that board.

I'd get a 975X board.
    
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post #18 of 23
Quote:
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Make that a year. Those DX10 cards will be useless for a good while.
Have to disagree Chozart. THe 8800GTS coming out in a month will outperform the X1950XTX. Thats what always happens (i.e 7600GT and 6800GT).

The G80 will destory Ati for about 2 months...
post #19 of 23
Are you sure about that? I have not seen benchies yet. I assume performance on the DX10 front will indeed be great, but I am wondering about the DX9 performance

Logic would indeed assume that it'll be good though. Outperforming the X1950? We'll see
    
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post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Make that a year. Those DX10 cards will be useless for a good while.
I agree Chozart (I think we've been in agreeance on this for a while ). There is still no point in waiting for DX10. That is unless you plan on *NOT* upgrading in a year or two from now. It will take a while for the entire DirectX market to saturate themselves with version 10 only. Thus it won't be for a while that the X1950XTX becomes obsolete.
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