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Is it worth upgrading from x1950XT to a 8800GTS

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Iv had my x1950XT for over 3 months now, and im thinking bout selling it and with some extra money buy the 8800GTS. Is it really worth it now or later when the prices drop? I dont really need DX10 right now, but the 8800GTS shows a big performance boost in DX9 over my x1950XT.And over that boost it can handle DX10. Should i upgrade now, or wait till prices drop and new tech gets released?
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post #2 of 13
I'd wait, all DX10 cards are struggling with DX10 anyway. My X1900XT has a $h1tload of power considering my 630 is bottlenecking it nevermind your X1950XT if you insist on nVidia wait till the 9 series are out.
     
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Balls to DX10 until Vista is good - go with a 8800GTX for todays DX9 titlez!!@!~
    
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I'd stick to it unless you have trouble playing the games you want. A 1950xt should last you another few good months or maybe a year.
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Is it worth upgrading from x1950XT to a 8800GTS?
No, why should you? Wait untill 2nd gen DX10 cards are out, they will have major advantages to the cards now (smaller manufacturing, less power, higher clocks, more shaders etc).

My advice, stick with the X1950XT
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post #6 of 13
Wich GTS? If it's the 320mb version, don't get it. If it's the 640mb version, I recommend a 2900xt. If you don't want that. You should wait then.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Juggernaut View Post
No, why should you? Wait untill 2nd gen DX10 cards are out, they will have major advantages to the cards now (smaller manufacturing, less power, higher clocks, more shaders etc).

My advice, stick with the X1950XT
Okay, thx
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OC your XT past XTX speeds. Once i did that i Jumped from 6.2k in 3dmark06 to 7.1k
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
OC your XT past XTX speeds. Once i did that i Jumped from 6.2k in 3dmark06 to 7.1k
What are XTX speeds? I couldn't find specs for them anywhere and was just curious.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
OC your XT past XTX speeds. Once i did that i Jumped from 6.2k in 3dmark06 to 7.1k
Cool! Thanks!
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