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post #31 of 41
I suggest going for a DX10 card. If you're on a budget, grab the El Cheapo 8600GT to hold you over until you can afford at least an 8800GTS.
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post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by justedbin View Post
currently i have an ATI X850XT. runs ok i guess, but i wanna upgrade; not sure though if i should get a 7900nVidia or 1950pro, either way with vista out and dx10 coming out for Xp in a while, is it worth the 'investment' or should i just buy a dx10 card along with vista?
Based on what I've read lately, almost all (if not all) DX10 games that are going to be released over the next year or so should be DX9 backwards-compatible. The vast majority of PC gamers are still running DX9 and no game producer is going to miss out on that market.

If it was a toss-up between an 8600GT and an X1950XT (256MB version is only a tiny but more than the 256MB Pro) I'd probably go with the X1950XT 256MB. If however the decision was between an 8800GTS 320MB or above DX10 card, or any existing DX9 card, I'd have to go DX10, as all the power is there for both DX9 and DX10 games right now.

If I were you, I'd stick it out with your X850XT until you have enough cash to upgrade to at least an 8800GTS 320MB, as any other upgrade doesn't seem to make sense to me atm.

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post #33 of 41
Has anyone here ever used the step-up program? No? Then shut the hell up with all the false information.


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Originally Posted by Aura View Post
Go with an eVGA 7900GS for $150, then use eVGA's step-up program to move to an 8800GTS 320mb within 3 months (which should be lower-priced by then).
Quoted for truth. If you can't afford an 8800 series card, don't whimp out with an 8600.

eVGA 7900GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056
150$-20$ = 130$ After rebate.
Click buy.
Submit your rebate.

90 Days or less later:

eVGA 8800GTS 320Mb:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...1-AR&family=23

By the end of july, the prices of this card should drop anywhere below 250$. Its likely, since you can find it now on newegg and other places for 220$, that it might just drop to 200ish$. In that case (since you have to buy from eVGA for the step up) it would cost you:
200$-130$ = 70$

Note: They claim they charge the price of your step-up card with all possible rebates included. This means if you don't redeem your 20$ MIR via newegg you could be only credited 150$, even if you payed 130$. I personally didn't have this problem and i missed turning in a 30$ rebate. They just credited me 175$, which is exactly what i payed.
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post #34 of 41
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I understand your dilemma. I would suggest going with a mid range DX10 card like an 8600GT or GTS. They are great cards with very good DX9 performance and you are future proof for DX10. You don't have to buy vista along with them you can use them in XP for a while until you decide u want to go to vista, but if u do decide to go to vista don't try to play games with anything less than 2gb of ram.
Eww... If you're gonna buy a new graphics card then at least buy something decent like an 8800.
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Originally Posted by liermam View Post
Has anyone here ever used the step-up program? No? Then shut the hell up with all the false information.




Quoted for truth. If you can't afford an 8800 series card, don't whimp out with an 8600.

eVGA 7900GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056
150$-20$ = 130$ After rebate.
Click buy.
Submit your rebate.

90 Days or less later:

eVGA 8800GTS 320Mb:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...1-AR&family=23

By the end of july, the prices of this card should drop anywhere below 250$. Its likely, since you can find it now on newegg and other places for 220$, that it might just drop to 200ish$. In that case (since you have to buy from eVGA for the step up) it would cost you:
200$-130$ = 70$

Note: They claim they charge the price of your step-up card with all possible rebates included. This means if you don't redeem your 20$ MIR via newegg you could be only credited 150$, even if you payed 130$. I personally didn't have this problem and i missed turning in a 30$ rebate. They just credited me 175$, which is exactly what i payed.
Incorrect.

Step up is based on the MSRP, which will not decrease, which is $299.99 USD, quoted from their website.

So, infact, you would pay 300-130=$170 which you will have to pay.
    
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post #36 of 41
I'm willing to bet that the 8600's will be pitiful in most DX10 launch games, so I'd get an x1950pro.

I was in this situation a few weeks ago, and look at the decision I made .
    
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post #37 of 41
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I'm willing to bet that the 8600's will be pitiful in most DX10 launch games, so I'd get an x1950pro.

I was in this situation a few weeks ago, and look at the decision I made .
Here's a review showing the 8600GTS better than a x1950.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...VudGh1c2lhc3Q=
 
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post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by Aura View Post
Go with an eVGA 7900GS for $150, then use eVGA's step-up program to move to an 8800GTS 320mb within 3 months (which should be lower-priced by then).
I thought eVGA dident allow you to step up over generations.... I could be wrong now but thats what I knew a while ago....

But i would put my money on a dx9 card (or just wait)
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post #39 of 41
eVGA's step-up program does not allow you to step-up through generations of cards. (Just as DaRkLoRd65535 says)

So get an 8600 GT/S, and then you can step-up in 3 months, which V-cards will have a pretty good price drop by then. (Ultras used to be 800+, you can get them for 639.99 with rebate now)
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post #40 of 41
The 8800GTS 320 is worth whatever extra money or effort it will take to upgrade to it. The Step-Up is, without question, the best way to do this if you do not the money for the card now.

I'm not going to argue this anymore, since some of you certainly will not change your stance on step-up regardless of what I (or Liermam) have to say.
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