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post #11 of 36
theres no way to future-proof yourself from dx10 right now, i don't even know how long an 8800 ultra will last, but probably much longer than most, either way, i wouldn't be worrying about dx10 right now as most games that support dx10 will also have a dx9 version
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A decent DX10 card would be the 8800GTS 640MB. The next product up would be the 8800GTX and that's usually about a $130 difference for about 5 or 6 extra FPS. You should get the 640MB if you play at high resolutions and also to accomodate the large textures in video games.
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id say that within a year, you'll probably need to upgrade your entire pc, but primarily the cpu, hdd, and ram
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Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Alright i need a graphics card badly since right now im using OB, i play CS:S< HL2: DM, and want to play HL2:LC and im wondering if i get the 8600GT will it play those games? Because i dont make that much money so basically I want to have a futureproof card
lol that's like asking can DX9 play DX8.1 (Shadow Support) ..

All DX10 cards will play DX9 and lower depending on the the operating system and current DX package installed
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Yeah i know ill have to upgrade but im not a Hardcore gamer right now, so the 8600 should do
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post #16 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Yeah i know ill have to upgrade but im not a Hardcore gamer right now, so the 8600 should do
I had the 6100 before on my Biostar Tforce-6100 socket 754. 400 to 700 in 3dmark06. Enabled 8xS AA and I got under 100

Overall it's a good non hardcore gamer video card
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I had the 6100 before on my Biostar Tforce-6100 socket 754. 400 to 700 in 3dmark06. Enabled 8xS AA and I got under 100

Overall it's a good non hardcore gamer video card
Sweet so what kinf of FPS should i expect in CS:S and HL2:LC?
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post #18 of 36
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Sweet so what kinf of FPS should i expect in CS:S and HL2:LC?
hmm let me try to find the old thread
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k, thnx
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post #20 of 36
Quote:
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k, thnx
Stock! Driver Settings

http://www.overclock.net/1457285-post701.html




With 8XS AA and 16x AF

http://www.overclock.net/1459063-post711.html
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