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The GeForce 9x00 series is a rebranded 8x00 series with a slightly higher clock, PCIE2, and DX10 compatible?

Should I even wait for the 9800GT to come out to consider it for my next upgrade?
    
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Sort of. Since the 8 series has both the G80 and G92 core, it is based on the G92 core.
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Im having a real hard time here. Ive got $200-250 to spend, and I debate...

8800GT?

9600GT?

Or see if I could save up a bit extra for a 9800GT? (When it comes out...)
    
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Im having a real hard time here. Ive got $200-250 to spend, and I debate...

8800GT?

9600GT?

Or see if I could save up a bit extra for a 9800GT? (When it comes out...)

If you dont plan on going SLI later on i would go with the 8800gt, but the 9600gt scales better in sli.
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Im having a real hard time here. Ive got $200-250 to spend, and I debate...

8800GT?

9600GT?

Or see if I could save up a bit extra for a 9800GT? (When it comes out...)
Well, there will always be something new on the horizon. If i were you, I would look into either an 8800GT or GTS (G92) the GTS is a great card that overclocks well. What resolution do you run? Anything 16*10 or less is good for either of those cards. Since the 9 series will be expensive as it is new, the price vs. performance isn't as good as the newer 8 series cards.
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I am a 1280 x 1024 person right now. I enjoy performance
    
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Throw in a bit more $ and get 8800 GTS G92
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I am a 1280 x 1024 person right now. I enjoy performance
Well, considering you won't display anything higher than 60 FPS or so, an 8800GHT would be perfect. I do not think you would see any performance increase (besides 3dmark) with a GTS. If you plan to get a bigger monitor in the future, get the GTS.

I would look at a new monitor as it will enhance your gaming experince much more than a good card at 1280*1024. Even a 19" WS would be a huge improvement.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254023
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I think your right. Im currently looking at the 320MB EVGA 8800 GTS.

Your suggestions?
    
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