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Its tax season again and I'm getting quite a lot back, would it be worth upgrading my gfx card to an 8800GT? I'm currently running a 2900XT. Or should I wait till the next gen cards come?
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post #2 of 22
Depends how much you want to spend. You can get an 8800GT or GTS 512MB fairly cheap right now. You're going to spend more on the next gen card. The 8800GT will be a good improvement though over what you've got now.
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post #3 of 22
8800GT is about 16% over HD2900 in general. HD2900XT is power hog. Yes. I think it is a good upgrade. Depending on your budget, if you can spend more, you can go for G92 8800GTS or wait to see how the 9800GTX does under the official drivers.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/121...k06/index.html
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Are the new 8800GTSs really good? Does anyone have a comparision chart to other cards?
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post #5 of 22
ya, definitely worth it!
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post #7 of 22
Get either the new 8800GTS 512 (G92) or the 8800GT
 
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post #8 of 22
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Are they really that much better than the 2900XT? I know the XT is a power hog, but i don't really care about that. Speed wise, with my 2900 OC's to 830 clock and 1075 mem. Would the 8800 reallt be worth the money in frame rates?
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post #9 of 22
True, 2900 OC is pretty good but a product is about the whole package, which its architecture and the coordination among interal components. That's why GDDR3 and 65nm is still better than GDDR4 and 55nm card.


http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/12...k06/index.html
post #10 of 22
In my opinion, it isn't worth it, get a better monitor first.
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