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November 16, 2006 8:24:46 PM

Please forgive me if this is redundant:

I am looking to upgrade by video card. What I have is an EN7800 dual 512Mb. I am wondering if an upgrade to 2 PNY 7900GS w/ 256Mb for $150 each would be of benefit, or would I be better to save a little more and get a new 8800 gtx w/ 512Mb and add another one in 4-6 months? As you are all aware, the average price of the 7800gtx's are about $650.

The rest of my machine is 4Gigs corsair ram, 3700 amd, Asus mobo that is A8N32-Sli. Please help enlighten me.

I have read in the formuz a great deal of people are going to wait until the later editions of 8800's or 8900's come out.

Thank you for reviewing my post.

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November 16, 2006 9:43:44 PM

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Please forgive me if this is redundant:

I am looking to upgrade by video card. What I have is an EN7800 dual 512Mb. I am wondering if an upgrade to 2 PNY 7900GS w/ 256Mb for $150 each would be of benefit, or would I be better to save a little more and get a new 8800 gtx w/ 512Mb and add another one in 4-6 months? As you are all aware, the average price of the 7800gtx's are about $650.

The rest of my machine is 4Gigs corsair ram, 3700 amd, Asus mobo that is A8N32-Sli. Please help enlighten me.

I have read in the formuz a great deal of people are going to wait until the later editions of 8800's or 8900's come out.

Thank you for reviewing my post.
Although Cleeve mentions them, it's really, really hard to think of a SLi setup really being worth it these days. Pretty much, I see a massive hole between the $250US point (Radeon X1950XT) and the $500US point. (GeForce 8800GTS) At anywhere in-between, it'll be hard to produce a setup that will really beat the X1950XT by a significant margin, and then once you get to $400US and above, you're best just going for the 8800GTS; it's THAT good.
November 16, 2006 9:58:34 PM

your GF7800 is a good enough card. And it would be totaly pointless to upgrade to a DX9 card right now.Better just keep it and save up for a R600 or a Gf8' series cards :) 
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November 16, 2006 10:02:12 PM

Agreed you got a nice 7800GTX why would you upgrade to something lesser?
Im sure that card will last till DX 10 prices level off and ATI has entered the game.
November 16, 2006 11:17:11 PM

Thanks for all the input. That kinda what I figured. I just get a few slow frame rates at high settings in BF2142, but it is probably mostly internet. Oh well, I will wait.