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ok, about 2 months ago i sold my 7900GTX to my roommate for 200 bucks, thinking i would take the money and put it towards a 8800GTX... That did'nt happen... life happened instead...

So now finally i got some money together and got this card...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150215

I know its not a GTX but how much more of a card would i get for the extra money i'd be spending??

Is there really that much of a difference between the card i bought compared to a 8800GTX??

Here is my thinking....

DX10 games are still way to much in their infancy. IMO... So these first gen DX10 cards will not come close to running DX10 games at their max potential...

Am I way out in left field with this thinking? I really only bought this card to finally dump my 7300LE that i had in place of my 7900GTX. And i really dont plan on doing any hard DX10 gaming with it... Mostly DX9 stuff like everyone else...

I'm going to wait for a better line of DX10 cards to come out before i drop serious cash on my graphics....
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I think you might have paid too much on that card, But a nice choice!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
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You should be fine. If you dont plan on running hardcore DX10 games then you will still run all DX9 on super max.
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post #4 of 6
You are waaay off left field.

Basically all DX10 that with have seen so far is ported from consoles or badly coded and is actually nowhere near the real performance of DX10. As for your choice in card it's a very good one. The GTX is only marginally better.
 
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post #5 of 6
You did nothing wrong there...you seem to already know that you won't do much in DX10 with that card, but you'll chew through pretty much all DX9 stuff at max settings.

I have a feeling there will be updates to drivers and DX10 it's self to make it better, but my guess is that these first gen DX10 cards will never be all that good at DX10. It may help to actually get DX10 programed games too but there are DX10 slide show demos out that no card did all that great on either.
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post #6 of 6
Yea, for now at least dx10 looks to be way above the scope of even 8800GTX's, so its ok to get a GTS. Both will play pretty much any dx9 game on ultra high with aa and af anyway, so your not missing much imo.

I love my gts
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