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Thats not bad. However then you need to ask yourself. Why get the 9600SLI when the 4870 is said to beat the 3870X2. I really would save up and see what ATI brings first . You can then make a more informed decision . I know how tempting it is to spend spend on new hardware but I really would wait
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A.) 9800GTX is just a slightly overclocked 8800GTS G92 for $75-100 more. That's paying a lot for a "9" and an "X".
B.) Your 2900XT is still an excellent GFX card, and should play 99% of games maxed out.
C.) If you have the upgrade bug, keep in mind the new cards will be out soon.

So, no, you shouldn't buy a 9800GTX.
Agreed.

For a single core/card setup, nothing beats a good ol' 8800GTX or Ultra, and an used one runs fairly cheap these days.

The only reason I switched to 9800GTXs from 8800GTXs is because of the nature of SLI. 1 G80 is great, but 2 together turns my room into Chernobyl, and I just can't afford to have that in summer. Oh and the black PCB of course. (Bought these for about $20-30 more than GTS 512 a piece, why the hell not)

As for the 2900XT though, I wouldn't keep it if I were you. Resell value is going down really quick on the 2900-series. I've seen one that ended at about $100 on eBay.
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Thats not bad. However then you need to ask yourself. Why get the 9600SLI when the 4870 is said to beat the 3870X2. I really would save up and see what ATI brings first . You can then make a more informed decision . I know how tempting it is to spend spend on new hardware but I really would wait
I have done google searches for the 4870 and it seems to be a myth. LOL! Is there any new info out there that I have missed other than the "benchmarks". Is there any info on pricing?

ATi has made a lot of promises the past year and has failed to deliver. I'm afraid the 4870 may be another failed promise

At the pace that nVidia and ATi are going there will always be something new and great just around the corner. If I wait, I could be waiting forever! Even if I waited for the 4870, a month after that nVidia will come out with a "4870 Killer" just like they did to the 3870X2.
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I have done google searches for the 4870 and it seems to be a myth. LOL! Is there any new info out there that I have missed other than the "benchmarks". Is there any info on pricing?

ATi has made a lot of promises the past year and has failed to deliver. I'm afraid the 4870 may be another failed promise

At the pace that nVidia and ATi are going there will always be something new and great just around the corner. If I wait, I could be waiting forever! Even if I waited for the 4870, a month after that nVidia will come out with a "4870 Killer" just like they did to the 3870X2.
You're 100% right, there will always be something new every few months. To some people, "waiting for a new GPU" is game of the century, but IMO it never really benefits. Sure if you buy something now, there will be something better very soon, but it's not like it'll be outdated as far as software development is going unless you're some uber bencher.

I usually just go ahead and buy when I want to. Unless I'm a week or two from some new releases, I really don't bother to wait.
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You're 100% right, there will always be something new every few months. To some people, "waiting for a new GPU" is game of the century, but IMO it never really benefits. Sure if you buy something now, there will be something better very soon, but it's not like it'll be outdated as far as software development is going unless you're some uber bencher.

I usually just go ahead and buy when I want to. Unless I'm a week or two from some new releases, I really don't bother to wait.
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You're 100% right, there will always be something new every few months. To some people, "waiting for a new GPU" is game of the century, but IMO it never really benefits. Sure if you buy something now, there will be something better very soon, but it's not like it'll be outdated as far as software development is going unless you're some uber bencher.

I usually just go ahead and buy when I want to. Unless I'm a week or two from some new releases, I really don't bother to wait.
I agree, although i also disagree. Yes a new card is released every couple months, but they usually state a performance that is only slightly more noticable. These new series of cards are supposed to perform amazingly better then the cards we currently have.
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I agree, although i also disagree. Yes a new card is released every couple months, but they usually state a performance that is only slightly more noticable. These new series of cards are supposed to perform amazingly better then the cards we currently have.
They're not that much better. The new cards from both nVidia and ATi are really current architecture revised to hold more shaders plus improved memory. If RV770 has 480SPs, let's just assume they're all about 50% better for now.

But you're missing my point. My point isn't how much better the new cards would be compared to current cards. After all, what do you buy a GPU for? Given that you're not a graphics designer, you're most likely buying a new GPU for gaming. In that aspect, does it look like the current cards can't hold? There isn't gonna be a game with nearly as much coding as Crysis (it's not badly optimized, it just has an engine too complicated for current hardwares too keep up but has so much potential).

Then of course, to help those of you get better at your waiting game, eVGA and BFG do offer trade-up programs.
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I think its worth waiting for a new series rather than a new card within the current series.
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Thanks for the input guys, I decided to wait till the new cards come this summer. To tied me over though I bought a new crossfire mobo and E8400 CPU.
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Nvidia Next Generation GT200 series will be release on July. Google is your best friend.
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