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I am wondering if i should get the 8800GTS or wait for the ATI cards?
what do you guys think
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post #2 of 11
Wait, then see which one is the best, besides nvidias will go down in price when they release R600s anyways
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8800GTS gets my vote, it's too long a wait for r600
    
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But it will be worth it in the long run, 8800gtxs have nothing to compare to, we dont even know how good they are (obivously they are good) but i woudl say wiat for R600 its the more logical choice, unless you need a card right away, then get the nvidia
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kris88 View Post
I am wondering if i should get the 8800GTS or wait for the ATI cards?
what do you guys think
I would just get a 8800GTS, unless your willing to wait and see what happens.
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post #6 of 11
The ATI Card will be better than the 8800GTX like the DX9 ATI Card killed the DX9 nVidia cards, so I'd wait and see since you don't even really NEED Vista right now. And if nVidia is better than ATI the price will drop by then. NiNjA-boY
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
The ATI Card will be better than the 8800GTX
Please quit making statements without any proof.
    
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by wowza View Post
Please quit making statements without any proof.
We know it might not be.....but about 6 mnths more research than nvidia, what are the odds?
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Well actually, I heard that the R600 uses 64 4-way shaders(I think that's how it was put) as opposed to the 8800GTX's 128 1-way shaders. Even if the 8800GTX beats the R600 in all current games because they don't utilize those shaders properly, there's still no way an 8800GTX will beat it once the AA/AF are ramped up.

And if you consider the release date differences.... Maybe 8900GTX > R600, but not 8800GTX.

That said, if I were upgrading now I'd either save up(ie not upgrade), or go with a DX10 card.
     
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It's called an opinion, and I do have proof. The X1900XTX beat the 7900GTX. The X1950XTX beat the every DX9 nVidia card and is only beat by the 8800GTX because the 8800GTX came out after it and it's a DX10 GPU. So, lets see, ATI has been beating nVidia is almost every game and benchmark and now the R600 is coming out months after the 8800 meaning that they are spending more time and money making it better. So, you are telling me I'm wrong? Okay, well, let's see. And if I'm wrong, so what, he can still get an 8800GTS once the R600 is out and by then the price will be lower. Just my thoughts, .

P.S. Sorry for not adding a probably in that sentence you quoted.
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