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I have the 8800GTS 320mb and the step-up runs out mid-august. I've already convinced myself that if I do go for the step-up, it'll be the GTX and not the 640mb GTS.

The thing is from nvidia's history, everytime they have a new generation of cards it completely owns the provious version. (lol, I remember my 7600GT could beat the 6800 ultra). The basis of my system is to be able to play the next-gen DX10 games smoothly, at high graphical settings at 1680x1050 for the next two years. Think the GTX should suffice for around 2 years or would it be worth it to wait till november and stick it out with the GTS?

another one of my concerns is selling the GTS afterwards, think it'll be hard to sell once the 9-series ships? Either way, any advice would help, i just need to be conviced one way or the other. Its just sketchy not to know what to expect fromt he 9 series or what kind of power is going to be needed for games liek crysis.
    
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Step up to the GTX. The 9 series is a long way away yet (at least a year). The only card on the horizon is the 8900GTX (due Christmas) which is just a faster version of the XFX Ultra XXX edition. Nothing worth worrying about, as anything past 612Mhz Core and 2000Mhz Memory is pointless unless you like benchmark scores and nothing else. The GTX is going to PWN everything DX10 has to offer once the drivers and vista are ironed out.
 
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isn;t the G92 slated to be released in november? I thought I read that in this forum and on vr zone?
    
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isn;t the G92 slated to be released in november? I thought I read that in this forum and on vr zone?
I find it unlikely that the G92 will come out so soon, they'd be no point to the Ultra otherwise.
 
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i'm kind of hoping you are right. here's another place I read it from
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,6624.html
    
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nvidia said its next big chip will be the g92 and it'll be about 3times more powerfull than the g80 and they will release it in november(4th or 6th i think) so i'd sell it now and buy a 86gt and wait, or keep it, then when the new stuff comes sell it, should be plenty of people wanting your current card, but you'll be selling at a loss. 9800gts is going the kicka$$
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they actually said they will release it in november? i think its onyl a rumor for now
    
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they actually said they will release it in november? i think its onyl a rumor for now
they said it would be ready for x-mas, they are adopting the release cycle they used for g80 which was in november
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Sorry but Im very dissapointed with the G80 series cards. I cant wait till they come out with a new card. Most people are playing rather old games on their G80s and they play fine but the newest game I got benchmarked very poorly on a G80.
    
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so then wait? i hope these new cards aren;t rediculously expensive
    
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