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cheap x1900xtx? or wait for next gen?

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October 1, 2006 4:55:34 AM

hi,
i was searching for more than an hour but couldn't find any solution...
i just bought ati radeon x1900xtx for $249.99 from close-out compusa..
i was going to wait for dx 10 card from nvidia;
this offer seemed cheap, i just bought the last one left in the store...
i was looking for the benchmark difference between x1900xtx and x1950xtx..
it was HARD to find, in fact, i couldn't find any..
i just want your opinions...
x1950xtx was sold for over $400;
i don't think ddr4 justifies $150 difference...
do u guys think it's worth it to purchase x1900xtx for $250?
or should i return it and just wait for dx 10 card?
October 1, 2006 12:53:51 PM

X1900XT for $250 is a good deal.

If you really need an upgrade now, then get it, but if you can wait (willing to stick with current setup) then wait.
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October 1, 2006 1:56:56 PM

WEll we dont know how much your willing to spend for the next-gen cards. We havent gotten any solid prices yet but they wont be cheap. Unless you can afford a dx10 card the day it comes out, stick with your purchase but keep the box n everything included then maybe you can sell it on eBay when your ready to move on.
October 1, 2006 4:31:22 PM

Quote:
hi,
i was searching for more than an hour but couldn't find any solution...
i just bought ati radeon x1900xtx for $249.99 from close-out compusa..
i was going to wait for dx 10 card from nvidia;
this offer seemed cheap, i just bought the last one left in the store...
i was looking for the benchmark difference between x1900xtx and x1950xtx..
it was HARD to find, in fact, i couldn't find any..
i just want your opinions...
x1950xtx was sold for over $400;
i don't think ddr4 justifies $150 difference...
do u guys think it's worth it to purchase x1900xtx for $250?
or should i return it and just wait for dx 10 card?


x1900xtx for 250 from Compusa? Nice deal man, good bang for your buck.
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October 1, 2006 4:53:22 PM

Yeah, agreed. If I knew my local CompUSA had one on the shelf for that price, I'd be in the car in under a minute.
October 1, 2006 5:41:16 PM

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Yeah, agreed. If I knew my local CompUSA had one on the shelf for that price, I'd be in the car in under a minute.


me too! and I just bought a x1900xt like two weeks ago ! ^^
October 1, 2006 6:06:04 PM

I purchased an x1900xtx myself (though its not running, waiting on mobo still :roll: ) for 330 - rebate. Not a bad deal considering the card is 350 now with no rebate. You got a VERY good deal on that card. I think you made a good choice, especially if you don't want to over clock an x1900xt to xtx speeds.

On the dx10 cards, I would wait until that generation of cards are actually released and maybe until nvidia and ati have worked the bugs out with the dx10 drivers. Even so, you might not need a new card that early (unless you want top of the line). Most people i know still do well with radeon 9800pros. I have an x800 all in wonder and it holds up ok. I can play quake 4 at least ( though its not very pretty, lol).
October 1, 2006 6:32:20 PM

Keep your new X1900XTX; it still has plenty of gaming life in it.
October 2, 2006 12:27:41 AM

Quote:
I purchased an x1900xtx myself (though its not running, waiting on mobo still :roll: ) for 330 - rebate. Not a bad deal considering the card is 350 now with no rebate. You got a VERY good deal on that card. I think you made a good choice, especially if you don't want to over clock an x1900xt to xtx speeds.

On the dx10 cards, I would wait until that generation of cards are actually released and maybe until nvidia and ati have worked the bugs out with the dx10 drivers. Even so, you might not need a new card that early (unless you want top of the line). Most people i know still do well with radeon 9800pros. I have an x800 all in wonder and it holds up ok. I can play quake 4 at least ( though its not very pretty, lol).


im runing a 9600. how l33t is that :p  well i got my x1900xt waiting in my new build... just waiting for the E6400 to arrive in the mail... does anyone know if im gonna see a huge improvment over my 9600?
October 2, 2006 6:27:38 PM

Quote:
I purchased an x1900xtx myself (though its not running, waiting on mobo still :roll: ) for 330 - rebate. Not a bad deal considering the card is 350 now with no rebate. You got a VERY good deal on that card. I think you made a good choice, especially if you don't want to over clock an x1900xt to xtx speeds.

On the dx10 cards, I would wait until that generation of cards are actually released and maybe until nvidia and ati have worked the bugs out with the dx10 drivers. Even so, you might not need a new card that early (unless you want top of the line). Most people i know still do well with radeon 9800pros. I have an x800 all in wonder and it holds up ok. I can play quake 4 at least ( though its not very pretty, lol).


im runing a 9600. how l33t is that :p  well i got my x1900xt waiting in my new build... just waiting for the E6400 to arrive in the mail... does anyone know if im gonna see a huge improvment over my 9600?

The change will be gigantic, ill put it as that. :lol: 
!