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Its coming close to the time where my step-up is going to be over. I was thinking for just getting the 640mb of the GTS but I;m almost scared it won;t be enough for me. The motivation for this system is basicly to run Crysis with some eye candy so now I'm thinking perhaps I'm going to need the GTX.

I game at 1680x1050 and the 320mb gts has been owning all games for me excpet for world in conflict, call of juarez, and lost planet. I'm not expecting to run crysis at ultra settings or whatever its called, but I;d like to run it at high settings, smoothly, at 1680x1050 in DX10. Is the GTX worth twice the price of my 320mb? I won't be changing anything for a long while except maybe for the proc when the quad 45nm's come out so it needs to be decently future-proof.

So GTS 640 or GTX? Also, one more question, does anyone know if you can replace the rom of a GTX with that of an ULTRA? I'm lazy and rather do hardware overcloking over software that way once its done I don;t have to deal with it anymore, oh and is my ps enought for the GTX?

thanks if you guys actually read through this, haha
    
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I say go for the GTX. Now I know some one will say OC the 640 to GTX speeds but you can OC GTX even more so i say get it!
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I say go for the GTX. Now I know some one will say OC the 640 to GTX speeds but you can OC GTX even more so i say get it!
The step up for a GTX is roughly 300 bucks....not worth it IMO. :-/

You could go up to the 640 for 100 bucks though
 
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The step up for a GTX is roughly 300 bucks....not worth it IMO. :-/

You could go up to the 640 for 100 bucks though
I still say GTX...because you wanted to play smoothly at that resolution with an eyecandy

EDIT: if you´re not a Nvidia fan...then also consider a 2900xt
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For the money, I say the 640mb GTS. But if you think it's worth so much extra for a GTX, then knock yourself out and I hope you enjoy your eye candy
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can;t really step-up to an AIT card, and most of the games I play have had pretty brutal results with the 2900XT. I think nvidia is the sponsor for crysis so there's another reason that it'd be safer to go with nvidia. Yeah, i think i'm leaning towards the GTX, just a safer alternative and should last me quite a while, and the 200 bucks is worth it to me if the game can look better.

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I still say GTX...because you wanted to play smoothly at that resolution with an eyecandy

EDIT: if you´re not a Nvidia fan...then also consider a 2900xt
    
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Get the GTX. That way you won't be saying..."man I wish I got the GTX" in a couple months and won't be able to step-up again.
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The GTS will get raped in actual DirectX 10 Games. Try running Unreal: III maxed out at 1680x1050 with a good amount of AA...

I would get an eVGA e-GeForce 8800GTX and overclock it to 600/2000 or wait until the 9-Series which will twice as fast as the G80.
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ah, well i wish I could go for the 9 series but my step-up runs out in august and it seems like apain in the ass to try to sell my gta and get the 9 later. The GTX should be good for a decent while, and if anything, throughout the next year, dx10 games will be even more optimized so my hardware should be ok for another 2 years i hope.
    
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