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I think they said January, but that could mean February or March, ATI really isn't all to good to sticking to release dates.
    
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ATi is AMD now... so you can't realy say that.
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ATi is AMD now... so you can't realy say that.
That is true, so its under new management. But I am just going by their past track record.
    
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Meh personally I think its dumb to buy a DX10 card when we haven't seen how it performs running DX10 stuff. It runs DX9 stuff very well, but for all we know it could suck running DX10 stuff.
That is a good point. I am still wondering the same thing...

...But man does the 8800 scream!
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That is a good point. I am still wondering the same thing...

...But man does the 8800 scream!
I mean why would they make a DX10 card that can't play DX10 games well??? That makes no sense, and they would hear alot of crap about it. So I am thinking it plays DX10 games well. Also I am getting a GTX cause DX10 is more GPU based, more of the processing is done with the GPU, leaving the CPU to be able to do other things.
    
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It snot worth my right arm.... But maybe my left

I want to upgrade really bad. I just bought tickets to atlanta so lets just say C2D is going to have to wait. So maybe a 8600gt + a quad core will be my next rig instead
    
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I mean why would they make a DX10 card that can't play DX10 games well??? That makes no sense, and they would hear alot of crap about it. So I am thinking it plays DX10 games well. Also I am getting a GTX cause DX10 is more GPU based, more of the processing is done with the GPU, leaving the CPU to be able to do other things.
I dunno... I hope Nvidia has got their collective egg-heads out of their proverbials arses on this one.

I bought a GTX. Maybe stoopid, maybe not.... All I know is that gaming is absolutley, amazingly incredible now.

All of us go through this at least twice a year. New generations of this, more cores on that... blah, blah, blah, We are "drug-addicts" and the industry knows that. All of us (with the exception of the insanely wealthy) will always be playing "catch-up" and the "Do I wait?" game.

It is for that reason that I originally started OC'ing. To get a longer lifespan (at or near the top) out of my hardware because I love gaming with awesome graphics and eye-candy. I generally try and get top of the line on a current generation, then skip a generation. I expect 1 year out of a given piece of hardware.

Just an opinion.
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That would be nice. I just don't think Quad core is really all to great right now. I mean we are barely using all of 2 core.
    
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I dunno... I hope Nvidia has got their collective egg-heads out of their proverbials arses on this one.

I bought a GTX. Maybe stoopid, maybe not.... All I know is that gaming is absolutley, amazingly incredible now.

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Just an opinion.
Thats why I am getting the GTX, because I know its not gonna be out dated that soon. And I can OC it. A stock GTX is a little better then a OC'd GTS. So I figure the GTX leaves me a little more wiggle room to get better performance. I mean I can always go SLI if I need more. And get a better CPU. But I think a e6600 and a GTX will be a good combo for a while.
    
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Thats why I am getting the GTX, because I know its not gonna be out dated that soon. And I can OC it. A stock GTX is a little better then a OC'd GTS. So I figure the GTX leaves me a little more wiggle room to get better performance. I mean I can always go SLI if I need more. And get a better CPU. But I think a e6600 and a GTX will be a good combo for a while.
That was very much along the lines of my thoughts as I pressed the "Purchase" button.

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