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post #11 of 27
Little to nothing but in terms of future proof video card, it'll be better to get one that will support it.

Same was said when Dual Core CPUs were becoming main stream, no one thought they'd be usefull for gaming and then patches started to be release for games that would take advantage of a DC CPU.

X850XT & X1800GTO. If you think you can live w/o SM3.0 and get the better card? Then the X850XT will be the right for you.
post #12 of 27
And Nasgul, several reviews stated the the X1800GTO and 7600GT were very similar in performance, but the 7600GT costs considerably less.

I would get the 7600GT, other than the 7900GT, it is the best bang for your buck out there. It will take most games out there at high to max settings, especially with your system.
post #13 of 27
Wow ok.. Whats happening here.. lol. OK.. On games that use SM3.0 on the X800 series it forces SM2.0. Also the 7600GT is definately the best bang for the buck in the price range, and I dont know where you heard the 7600's overclock bad, but the 7600 even if it DID overclock bad the 6800GS wouldnt be able to touch it without at least aftermarket cooling, or more realistically watercooling. But the 7600GT would overclock better than the 6800GS anyways, so definately get the 7600GT.
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a 7600 costs about 223,31+ USD in sweden
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The 7900GT would be the best choice though. Is it worth spending 300+ bucks on it, will I be dissapointed? Considering how it overclocks how long could I have it before i would need to upgrade again ? Its a shame that you cant upgrade a X850Xt to a SM3.0.
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I Think you should get that X850XT if you want it. Why would you want to future proof a card that will be knocked down come january or so by DX10.
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I Think you should get that X850XT if you want it. Why would you want to future proof a card that will be knocked down come january or so by DX10.
I agree. Get the cheapest performance card you can get. SM3 is nice, but to be honest you need a high end card to use it properly.
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So the X850XT or what ? Its a nice buy for the price, but seriously what would you recommend. I play BF2 and FEAR for the most part how wouuld the graphic cards mentioned above perform in these games? I dont want the 7600GT as it is a mid range card, eeither i get a cheap one now and upgrade when the price on the 7900GT is lowered. Or what should i do ? Im confused right now
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post #19 of 27
You wanted a mid-ranged price, we chose the best for the price range. The 7600GT will get great FPS in pretty much every game, and the SM3/HDR will make everything very pretty.
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