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Finally have $ to upgrade from 5200. Any Suggestions?

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January 20, 2007 7:29:17 PM

I was thinking of either getting an x1950 pro and then waiting to upgrade my gpu again after cristmas this year and after I get a c2d, but i was wondering if it would be better for me to wait to benefit from the price drops of r 600 but im thinking that i might be waiting a long time. Also since gaming on my computer right now is really more of a slide show i think it would be worth while to buy a newer card (around 200$) insted of wait for lower end dx 10 cards. any idea when lower end dx 10 cards might come out?
January 20, 2007 7:30:53 PM

Do you have an AGP or a PCIe slot?
January 20, 2007 7:34:08 PM

if you gonna upgrade RIGHT now, then go for x1950 pro. I did last month!
either agp or pci-e...doesn't matter.

yes, if you wait something better will come. But it will always be like that.
There is never a good time to upgrade. This card will hold you off for a year or 2. It's not like dx9 games will vanish.
Every dx10 game will be backwards compatible.
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January 20, 2007 7:36:33 PM

Yes AGP of PCIe matters because the difference in price between both versions is about $70.

If he said he was going to upgrade to dx10 later exhausting his bank account on the highest price AGP card now wouldn't be the best idea, no?
January 20, 2007 7:45:02 PM

i have an intel 975xbx mobo so a pci e
January 20, 2007 7:46:25 PM

What games do you plan on playing?

X1950pro should probably hold you over till DX10.
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January 21, 2007 5:54:26 AM

Forget about the 'benifits of a price drop' so much as the potential of interesting mid-range cards from the new batch of cards. The GF8600 and X2600 series would be worth looking at and waiting a short while for (they're supposed to come out around the time of the R600, so a few weeks away). I don't expect much price drops in the mid-range until they come out, and then only if they are worthwhile better.

Here's a review of the latest mid-range for some idea of relative performances;

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-x...
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