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hi i would just like to know every ones views on how long till my 8800gt starts to lag on high settings and i need to upgrade?

because im thinking of buying a ati 4870 but i don't know if it is worth doing that at the moment because my 8800gt runs all games i want fine except crysis but i don't like that very much.
and i dont know if i will even needs that much diff on a 4870 compared to my 8800gt

so my main question is how long might it be till new games coming out that will out do my 8800gt 512mb

thanks alot for your views
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post #2 of 35
It'll be a while before you will NEED to upgrade.
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Im also very interested in this question. Im not sure if its worth trying to sell me 8800 GT sli configuration and buying a 9800GTX2 since its real cheap now.
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post #4 of 35
i would think it will last a long time, i dont know of any new high performance engines/games coming out that had hype like crysis. but then again im not really on the lookout for new games so maybe there are some i dont know about.
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post #5 of 35
I would stay with you 8800 until you notice that you can't max out a lot of games, then add another 8800, or just jump to the 4870.
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post #6 of 35
i say at least a year from now. games like star craft 2, diablo 3, and crysis war head should be playable while on high, unless the game industry has released some sort of new technology that requires a more powerful gpu this year.

besides, it seems that nvidia keep releasing these new drivers that enhance the ability of the 8800 cards so long as you use a modded inf so that it will install.

I went through the same question recently and im sticking with not buying these new ATI cards.

just my two cents though.
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post #7 of 35
The only reason to upgrade from a 8800gt right now, is for bragging rights, or to get a little bit more FPS in Crysis.
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post #8 of 35
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OK new question (i might make a new topic if i dont get as many repleis as i would like)

will i see a difference in my system if i upgraded from a

ECS 650i sli mobo
E4500 2.2Ghz 2mb cpu
(mobo wont let me overclock)

i have 2gb 8400 800Mhz ram

and a 700W thermal take psu

i'm thinking about changing my mobo and cpu to a E8400 and a asus (i think there a good overclocking brand) x48 mobo
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post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by cbrazeau1115 View Post
Im also very interested in this question. Im not sure if its worth trying to sell me 8800 GT sli configuration and buying a 9800GTX2 since its real cheap now.
I love my 9800gx2..works great for me...I havent had any problems with it (some have apparently)
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Originally Posted by headcrabcake View Post
OK new question (i might make a new topic if i dont get as many repleis as i would like)

will i see a difference in my system if i upgraded from a

ECS 650i sli mobo
E4500 2.2Ghz 2mb cpu
(mobo wont let me overclock)

i have 2gb 8400 800Mhz ram

and a 700W thermal take psu

i'm thinking about changing my mobo and cpu to a E8400 and a asus (i think there a good overclocking brand) x48 mobo
You would see a major difference.
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