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If I keep waiting for the next best thing I'll never upgrade my 3.7 year old system
Absolutely. Cards seem to be released every other quarter now. I'm with you. It's always "wait for the next release blah blah; go with what you feel is the best bang for your buck. But wear protection.

For what it's worth, I'm about to buy either a 8800gts g92 or a 9800gtx, just still on the fence.
    
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Regardless of future GT200 releases etc, anything you buy now will run everything you want for a hell of a long time (resolution depending). Look at the 8800GTX, it's still runs everything.

I doubt that any game will be released that'll demand more than Crysis for at least another year or so.
 
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Regardless of future GT200 releases etc, anything you buy now will run everything you want for a hell of a long time (resolution depending). Look at the 8800GTX, it's still runs everything.

I doubt that any game will be released that'll demand more than Crysis for at least another year or so.

i agree. there isnt anything that is as graphically demanding as crysis slated for a release anytime soon
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SLI GTS 512s rock. but im steping up to dual GX2s soon. but i have heard they dont play games as well as the 8 series does.
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SLI GTS 512s rock. but im steping up to dual GX2s soon. but i have heard they dont play games as well as the 8 series does.

What's the point when you have a tiny monitor?
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And then it'll be "don't get the GT200, the new cards will support DirectX 10.3 etc)

If I keep waiting for the next best thing I'll never upgrade my 3.7 year old system
Lol yeah... just ignore people that say "wait for the next ______". It's the same thing with every release, wait for the next. There is always going to be an improvement in the following release, you can't just keep waiting on it otherwise you'll never upgrade.
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Go for something cheaper. Unless you just want to spend the money, get an 8800GT or 8800GTX. Those have the best price to performance ratio.
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post #18 of 22
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Go for something cheaper. Unless you just want to spend the money, get an 8800GT or 8800GTX. Those have the best price to performance ratio.
The 8800GTX is by far the best option.
 
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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
The 8800GTX is by far the best option.
Says the guy running dual 9800GX2's.


I think you'll find a lot of people that disagree. The G92 GTS can be had for $199 these days. The cheapest GTX is still $340+. Time after time the benchmarks show the GTX does not really outperform the G92 GTS, and the few cases it does it at the really high resolutions.....and even that rule isn't always true depending on the game. Crysis for example:






An extra $140 for something that is roughly equivalent to the $199 option? No thanks. It seems the only folks still saying the GTX is the best option out there are the folks that bought one before the G92 cards were released.
    
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post #20 of 22
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The 8800GTX is by far the best option.
lol, well said. but you've got 9800Gx2, IN UK!

RoadRashed, UK 8800GTX prices have dropped so low, it'd be dumb to guy 8800GTS at about £10 cheaper.
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