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Im going to buy a 8800GTS, yes a GTS.
I know soon maybe prices will drop, but I cannot wait that long.
Is an 8800GTS future proof for all the up coming games? Will it play them maxed out?

I do plan on picking up another very soon, but what graphic card can the 8800GTS be compared too?
post #2 of 13
very nice card. i would say it would be future proof for a year for new games. and since game quality is increasing, i would say that there will be a lot more cards to come.
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On a 19" LCD you should have no problems running DirectX 10 Games that use the Unreal 3 Engine maxxed out.

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I would recommend a 8800 GTX, because it's overall 25% more efficient, you may match the Core/memory speed, but you won't match the stream processors # and shaders clock.
    
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I would recommend a 8800 GTX, because it's overall 25% more efficient, you may match the Core/memory speed, but you won't match the stream processors # and shaders clock.
No way... his processor would bottleneck the 8800GTX.

@THEoBZ, the GTS performs slightly better than a 7950GX2
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at least you have pcie

if i have a pcie mobo i would get a 8800gt


so get it! and pwn all your nooby friends
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I realize the GTX is faster, but its not what im wanting.

My question was on the GTS. Will it run fine on my system, and will it be good for all the up coming games.
post #8 of 13
Not having a Core 2 Duo doesn't limit someone from buying a G80....I wish people would toss that belief out the window.

Crank up the FSAA, and AF and you'll hardly notice.

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I realize the GTX is faster, but its not what im wanting.

My question was on the GTS. Will it run fine on my system, and will it be good for all the up coming games.
Noone knows for sure, seeing has how no DX10 titles have been released. That 7900GS should hold you over...I'd wait until DX10 games come out, and when you have Vista.
    
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Heh, yep. Alot of people dont realize that.
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My CPU bottlenecks my GPU, but his 8800 GTS will bottleneck it too. I overclocked my CPU a little more to compensate. But at least he will be future proof when he changes CPU.
    
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