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i am considering getting a 8800GTS. i currently have a 7900GT. the problem i have in deciding is whether i should wait for the 8900's to come out or even the 9 series. i don't want to spend $350-$400 for an 8800, then a few months later i could get an mid-range 8900 for a little more. i can't complain with my XFX 7900GT. it handles most games really well at my lcd's highest resolution. but i don't want to get an 8800 just for the sake of getting one. so any suggestions? would you wait for the 8900 series or take a stab at an 8800 GTS. my budget is kind of tight. will i be losing that much performance staying at the 7900GT? my gut says to wait and not get an 8800. but my impulses say otherwise. i would appreciate any input. thanks
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8800GTS is going to perform alot better then your 7900GT. Waiting in the PC world isn't always good.. Technology always moves foward, upgrade when you feel you want to. Waiting for something that doesn't have a release date can waste alot of time (2900XT anyone?)

IMHO, just get the 8800GTS. No matter how long you wait or what you get, the price will be about 20% cheaper in a month.

On a 2nd note, even if you waited for the 9 series, why not wait for the 10 series? See what I mean ;p
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Wait until some true direct x 10 games come out. By that time, the 8800GTS should be a lot cheaper (September-ish). Then again, your 7900GT will depreciate in value...

The other question is, do you really need an 8800GTS? It's your choice in the end afterall.

As Murlocke kinda mentions, you need to be careful with waiting. If you always wait for the latest and greatest at a cheap price, it'll never happen. It's best to set your mind on something and wait for the price drop(s).
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What resolution are you going to play your games at? Are you planning for DX10?
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am with you on the say thing, i wanna buy an 8800GTS as well but then i wonder "what if" the 8900 or even 9xxx will be around my budget when they come up

but i have a feeling when the 8900 or 9xxx come out the prices will be high and maybe the 8800 prices will drop?

i would wait as well
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u have a good card now i would wait a bit and get a 89xx or a 9xxx series when thay come out remmember there is no dx 10 games out yet or very few if any
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I say keep waiting because there aren't many DX10 games out yet. The 7900gt performs quite well from what I've heard.
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Originally Posted by mooch49 View Post
i am considering getting a 8800GTS. i currently have a 7900GT. the problem i have in deciding is whether i should wait for the 8900's to come out or even the 9 series. i don't want to spend $350-$400 for an 8800, then a few months later i could get an mid-range 8900 for a little more. i can't complain with my XFX 7900GT. it handles most games really well at my lcd's highest resolution. but i don't want to get an 8800 just for the sake of getting one. so any suggestions? would you wait for the 8900 series or take a stab at an 8800 GTS. my budget is kind of tight. will i be losing that much performance staying at the 7900GT? my gut says to wait and not get an 8800. but my impulses say otherwise. i would appreciate any input. thanks
It's not just the increased performance and the DX10 capability that you're gaining, but also better video quality. HDR with AA is really nice and definitely makes a difference in 2 of the games I play. Depending on what games you play, it might be worth it for you to enjoy it now instead of waiting for something better. As you already know, something better is always coming out down the road
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It's not just the increased performance and the DX10 capability that you're gaining, but also better video quality. HDR with AA is really nice and definitely makes a difference in 2 of the games I play. Depending on what games you play, it might be worth it for you to enjoy it now instead of waiting for something better. As you already know, something better is always coming out down the road
I agree..

Who cares if its DX10 or not the performance all around will blow that 7900GT away in DX9 and DX10.

You guys make it sound like DX10 cards can ONLY run DX10 games.

The best thing to do when upgrading a computer is to not think ahead about whats down the road in the technology world, and just upgrade your computer to the best you can. I could understand waiting if the 8900s were only a month away, but they could be a year away.

Thats my
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Just wait until a game you really want to play comes out and then buy it.
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