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ummm i dont think diablo3 will need a awesome video card for it to run on lol. the game doesnt look too graphic intensive should be able to run it even wit ur 8600gt. If you are looking for a upgrade radeon HD4850 is the way to go.

For your question about what the best vid card when WoW came out was, it was probably the 6800gt or maybe even up to 7600-7800gt
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Ok guys i splurged & upgraded heh, couldnt help myself. TF2 has never been this much fun! Oh man i didnt realize how many good games were out, this upgrade served me WELL. I just got an 8800 GT & im waiting on my Athlon 64 X2 6000+ to arrive. Never can be too safe, if Blizzards going DX10 they must be trying harder graphically then ever before. Im not willing to risk it so hopefully this will get me by, judgeing by the gameplay trailers it looks like ALOT of on screen enemies which scares me now as much as it will when im surrounded by them in the game
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I think an 8800GT should play D3 fine, but I still wouldn't buy a vid card now for D3. Like others have said, if the upgrade is only for D3, you could get a MUCH better card for the same price closer to D3's release.
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The graphics look very similar to Starcraft 2. So its very possible we could be looking at the same engine. I see some shaders in there (most likely 2.0), some lowish poly enviroment terrain, some avarage poly character models and some particle effects. Overall this looks in no way taxing on the GPU.

I think that a 7000 series card will play this game with good results. I would be willing to bet that any PC that runs WoW happily will run this game (possibly 6000 series). Blizzard games always run on a wide variety of machines.

They can put a DirectX10 sticker on it, but, just like Crysis hacks will pop up to use whatever DirectX10 effects there are but in DirectX9. From a programmers standpoint, DirectX 10 offers very little in terms of new features in the api.

If you want to upgrade, go with a 9600gt, i payed £100 ($200 US) for my EVGA KO edition 9600gt and can run Crysis on very high at around 30 - 40fps. Very good value for money.
Edited by Butterbum - 7/3/08 at 8:00am
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The graphics look very similar to Starcraft 2. So its very possible we could be looking at the same engine. I see some shaders in there (most likely 2.0), some lowish poly enviroment terrain, some avarage poly character models and some particle effects. Overall this looks in no way taxing on the GPU.

I think that a 7000 series card will play this game with good results. I would be willing to bet that any PC that runs WoW happily will run this game (possibly 6000 series). Blizzard games always run on a wide variety of machines.

They can put a DirectX10 sticker on it, but, just like Crysis hacks will pop up to use whatever DirectX10 effects there are but in DirectX9. From a programmers standpoint, DirectX 10 offers very little in terms of new features in the api.

If you want to upgrade, go with a 9600gt, i payed £100 ($200 US) for my EVGA KO edition 9600gt and can run Crysis on very high at around 30 - 40fps. Very good value for money.
9600GT is no upgrade for him he has a 8800GT.
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9600GT is no upgrade for him he has a 8800GT.
I missed that. But that leaves me to wonder why is he even considering upgrading at this point? Just buy another 8800gt and get some SLI action.
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I missed that. But that leaves me to wonder why is he even considering upgrading at this point? Just buy another 8800gt and get some SLI action.
At the time of the first post i only had a 8600 GT, i know the difference between 8600 and 8800 are only 200 numbers apart but trust me... the difference is night & day! Im glad i upgraded tho, i didnt think many games out at the mo would hold my interest but between TF2, Company of Heroes, BIOSHOCK, Crysis & of course a little thing called CS:S i'll be good to go until D3 drops! I almost forgot about my PS3 for a week
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