I need something that will run the Windows Vista AeroGlass interface and the next command and conquer (tiberium wars). The only games I play on my PC are the RTS types (my guilty pleasure) and I don't necessarily need maximum settings. These are the two cards I've got my eye on at the moment. (I live in Toronto)
Would the 7600 cut it or should I go up to the 7900? Also, are these prices going to drop when the DX10 cards come out or are they just going to stop making them?
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I would go with the 7600 it should do just fine and it's a lot cheaper and I don't know if the prices will drop when the DX10 comes out.
If you can wait it is almost always to your advantage in the fast moving computer world. I also believe that the release of mid-range DX10 cards as well as ATI/AMD's R600 should help push prices down. The longer you wait the cheaper you should be able to get the card you want (as long as its still in production) or the better of a card you will be able to get for the same money. Both cards are good cards, but if you plan on waiting come back and ask again so we can recommend a card at the time.
Thanks, I think I might wait. I guess there's no reason to buy the card before the game comes out (march I think). I'm just worried that the mid range dx10 cards will be more expensive and these ones will be out of production. Of course that means running Vista off my Intel GMA 945 without Aero for a month.
Yeah I agree you should wait until your game comes out in march by then you should be able to get a 8600 card which would be perfect for you