I'm building my next gen system and I'm a little concerned about spending the money on a 8800gtx right now. I am aware of the g90 and that the ati new card get delayed.... Most I do not want to get burnt with spending the cash and then something a lot better is out in two months. Obviously there will always be bigger and better but would you spend $550 for a gtx right now?
Yeah I decided to go ahead and get the GTX yesterday when I read the r600 got delayed AGAIN. I had been waiting patiently for benchmarks, but now I think that if the r600 ends up being significantly faster i'll just sell the gtx and uprgrade to an r600 when the 65nm r600's come out.
I would,but i already have a GTS.
I believe GTX right now comes at a very good price considering what it offers in comparison with the previus top card (X1950XTX-50-60% better performance ) and unless R600 isnt at least 20-30% faster i wouldnt pay more (and it will cost more , unless a miracle happens ) than what a GTX costs now.
I would hold off until there's really a need. I was just being a whore when I got the 8800 GTX on release day. I mean like, the second I saw it on newegg I ordered it. I was building an entire new computer back then so I guess it was the best choice then. But if you don't have to have it now, wait until there's a game that you really need the power for like Crysis or UT3. Then, the 8900 GTX might be out or the 8800 GTX prices will be lower. I would absolutely love another 8800 to run them in SLI, but I don't have the money now.
you've only now ordered your second one, what took you so long
Well the funny thing is I have been against SLI forever until I had the pleasure of seeing my friends 8800GTX sli'd system in action!
And I thought my rig ran Oblivion well? Try seeing Oblivion at 1680X1050 with 16XAA+MS and 16XAF with frame rates in the 80's in the thick of the forest!
You have seen my screenies and as comparison I run 8XAA and 16XAF at1680X1050 on my single 8800GTX and get 45FPS in the thickest parts of the Forest which is still really good but holy cow seeing that game thrown around at 80FPS in the most demanding parts is just a site to behold!!!
I kind of wish I had gone for a SLI board to begin with even if I was only gonna get one 8800GTX to start with because at least that way I would not have to be changing boards already. Oh well :wink:
I should get a good bit for my Asus P5B delux on Ebay.I couldn't buy a second videocard for 16xAA instead of 8xAA. I've used both in Half-Life 2 and UT2004 and the quality difference is minimal, although I guess you do have the opportunity to use 32xAA now!