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Whats up people?

I am getting a new system soon (2 weeks-ish) and I was pondering on the significance of a DX10 card now. DX10 is initially here, but it isn't really being utilized. I was pondering on getting a sort of "hold-over" card until DX10 comes into full effect. 8800GTX's are about $640 US Dollars, and I have some insider info that the price should be dropping significantly within the next few months, which is also swaying my decision to buy DX10 now.

What I am thinking of getting:

eVGA 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 Superclocked Video Card

I know I have some people I can sell this card to in a few months and/or put this in another box, so it shouldn't be a waste.

What do you think? Go with this or something less to tie me over until DX10? Thanks for your input!

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Where do you get this info from?

Anyways, that card would hold you over nicely if you want to wait for a DX10 card.
    
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Where do you get this info from?

Anyways, that card would hold you over nicely if you want to wait for a DX10 card.
I can't give you cold hard proof, but I have a friend that makes chips (literally) out in silicon valley for some big companies and that Is what he told me.
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post #4 of 34
You might wanna get a cheaper card?
A 7900GS is 140$ in newegg, and can hold you off 6 months.
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Whats up people?

I am getting a new system soon (2 weeks-ish) and I was pondering on the significance of a DX10 card now. DX10 is initially here, but it isn't really being utilized. I was pondering on getting a sort of "hold-over" card until DX10 comes into full effect. 8800GTX's are about $640 US Dollars, and I have some insider info that the price should be dropping significantly within the next few months, which is also swaying my decision to buy DX10 now.

What I am thinking of getting:

eVGA 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 Superclocked Video Card

I know I have some people I can sell this card to in a few months and/or put this in another box, so it shouldn't be a waste.

What do you think? Go with this or something less to tie me over until DX10? Thanks for your input!

P.S., will be run on:

E6600 (Overclocked, of course)
680i motherboard
Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066
EVGA does have a Step-Up program. You can trade in your card for a new one by paying the MSRP price difference. You have 90 days after purchase.
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post #6 of 34
90 day is very little time to get money, and he might wanna get a 8900 model.
post #7 of 34
As said I would go with EVGA as you may be able to step up to DX with them at a later date for cheaper.
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90 day is very little time to get money, and he might wanna get a 8900 model.
doubt he would, he doesn't want to spend the current price of a 8800 card...
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post #9 of 34
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doubt he would, he doesn't want to spend the current price of a 8800 card...
I would.

I am probably going to buy in late 07, so whatever is the best then will probably be what I get.
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post #10 of 34
The i sugest the 7900GS now, wich screen will it be running on?
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