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I have had this card since May last year. It Overclocks to 648/1620/900 and pulls 11500 on a good day in 3DMark06. Except for Crysis, I can pretty much run any game fully maxed with good FPS
Now, With all these 9800's and other offerings from ATI coming out of the wood work, Am I really gonna see any huge increases? Say if I go with a new ATI GPU or 9800GTX will I see any real gaming performance increase? I am itching to buy a new GPU, 11500 points on 3DMark06 is still a pretty decent score for my setup, Is it? I am not willing to upgrade unless the increase is going to be good. I really don't want to Buy a G92 8800GTS 512MB or 9800GTX, ATI 3870 1GB and only gain 1000-2000 points or 5-10 FPS in games. I just need someone to put things in perspective for me.
I have been so busy with work lately that I haven't had a whole lot of time to read all the reviews on all the new cards. I heard something about that the new 9800GTX is just a Re badged G92 8800GTS 512MB
Anybody care to shed some light on my issue? Any and all advice would help. Thanx
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You can definitely live with it till the GT200 comes along. Not worth the difference at this point in time, especially since the GT200 is coming out in only a few months.

If you can play all your games maxed, then you are good to go for now, no sense in spending another $200 at this point. Just save up for now.
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your fine as long as you dont want to play crysis at desent settings lol
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yeah the 320 gts is a great card i had 8 of them and loved them all
    
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i had 8 of them
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yeah the 320 gts is a great card i had 8 of them and loved them all
LMAO! please explain?
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If you want to game on your monitors native res then you would see a significant gain with a 9800gtx or gx2. It all depends on what resolution you game at
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LMAO! please explain?
i'm one of those lucky people who gets free stuff mostly GPU's and CPU's so i had and sold 8 of them
    
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i'm one of those lucky people who gets free stuff mostly GPU's and CPU's so i had and sold 8 of them
Oh I thought somehow you got 8 of them and they all ended up failing on you somehow hahah.

(unless you are being sarcastic )
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Thanx for the replies people. But, I ordered my 24 Inch Wide screen LCD which is still on its way. Should have it in a day or two. I am sure that My performance will drop big time once I jack up the Res to its native Res of 1900*1200. One of the main reasons why I got it was to finally be able to run my XBOX 360 at 1080P along with being able to game at 1900*1200 on my Rig.
But I totally forgot about the Demands of that res on my 320Mb. I will be in a diff Ball game with that res compared to my 1440*900.
So that being said, Should I at least try to get my hands on a 8800GT? I could sell my GTS and put a few bucks in for a GT. They are only 240 bucks right now at Future shop. The added Memory should help right? But then I will be loosing the 320Mb frame buffer
Would ATI's 1GB 3870 or the 1GB 8800GT help with my higher res? Please continue with the replies.
Or would getting a new CPU be better, A quad or faster C2D be better than a new GPu?!?!?
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