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Which should I buy and why?

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Which should I buy and why?

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to my knowledge the 9800gtx doesn't differ much from the 8800gts/x

i think the x2 would be a nice upgrade... but then again the 4000 series comes out sometime soon i believe
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If you play on playing in low resolutions 9800GTx is only about 10% slower but at higher resolutions X2 is about 30% faster. I would go with ATi since cat 8.5 has great improvements.
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You also need to take into account the HUGE price difference between the two. But as said, I would wait for the 4 series this summer
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You also need to take into account the HUGE price difference between the two. But as said, I would wait for the 4 series this summer
Yea, but that's going to be like $600. >.> Same w/ the new Geforces coming out in the summer, too.
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Yea, but that's going to be like $600. >.> Same w/ the new Geforces coming out in the summer, too.
No actually. AMD needs to make up some lost ground, so they are going to be keeping their parts VERY competitively priced. Expect 200-300 for the 4870 and 150-250 for the 4850. Prices aren't set in stone yet.
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No actually. AMD needs to make up some lost ground, so they are going to be keeping their parts VERY competitively priced. Expect 200-300 for the 4870 and 150-250 for the 4850. Prices aren't set in stone yet.
I also heard the 4870 X2 will be <$400? Is this true? If so, I think I can wait then!

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Tempting... but I want to wait a bit.
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No actually. AMD needs to make up some lost ground, so they are going to be keeping their parts VERY competitively priced. Expect 200-300 for the 4870 and 150-250 for the 4850. Prices aren't set in stone yet.
I've read this as well.
    
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I think you should wait until next month for the new tech GTX200 series:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/3343...on-thread.html
 
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