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I have a Nvidia 7950GT 512MB the evga model and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to get a new dx10 graphics card for new dx10 games or to wait until the 8900 series.

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 11
The 7950GT is a pretty sick card. I would honnestly wait until the 8900s get released. Your 7950 can't be that old anyways.
EDIT: Also heard a slight rumor that there will be no 8900s. They are supposidly just going to jump to 9xxx, just a rumor though.
post #3 of 11
wait. Directx 10 isnt out yet and no one knows what these cards will really do. Just kickback, relax and wait, but that's just my opinion.
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post #4 of 11
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Its a nice card, i get around 5300 on the 3dmark06 i found that to be low with my build but i dont know.
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post #5 of 11
DX10 IS out, but not that prevailent. But, regardless, do wait, you have a great card and it will run pretty much any game out there with good detail and nice frames. If you are really itching for more performance, try oc'ing the card if you already haven't, or, if you have, OC it some more!
post #6 of 11
score does seem a little low, that's what I'm scoring too with my sig rig
And I agree, just wait until the next round of GPU's hit the market.
post #7 of 11
I would wait a while until DX10 has a good hold on the gaming market, and by that time there should be cards out that will outperform the 8800s. No one really knows how the 8xxx series cards perform at DX10 right now, as there are no real games out yet that use it.
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post #8 of 11

Lost Planet Download Site

Actually, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition already has a demo out for DX10 and DX9. So the reviews and benches are starting up.
post #9 of 11
I get 4904 with my rig, i've got a 7800gs. not the one in my sig.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by GibbyGano View Post

Lost Planet Download Site

Actually, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition already has a demo out for DX10 and DX9. So the reviews and benches are starting up.
LP is rigged for nvidia
COJ is rigged for ATI.

Both things suck anyway and I hate 'em.

Wait for Crysis or like Alan Wake
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