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what about 7 series ???

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May 1, 2007 7:57:34 AM

hi guys !!
with dx10 hardware making way into mid range market is it now absurd buying any 7 series card (7600gt 7900gs or something) ??
i was waiting for 8600s but they have disappointed me with their price/performance.
every one talks about dx10 and vista which adds up to my confusion.
please suggest me a way out ........ ill be grateful.
as i am a mid range buyer i would shell out max 200$. :) 

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a b U Graphics card
May 1, 2007 8:01:32 AM

The best thing at this time is to wait a couple weeks. See how ATI's new products perform, then make a desicion on who's best. After a short bit of time after release the cards will realign price/performance wise and what you buy now may be cheaper soon, or you may have missed on a great opportunity that hasnt been released yet
May 1, 2007 8:16:29 AM

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The best thing at this time is to wait a couple weeks. See how ATI's new products perform, then make a desicion on who's best. After a short bit of time after release the cards will realign price/performance wise and what you buy now may be cheaper soon, or you may have missed on a great opportunity that hasnt been released yet

well you put it plain and simple jaydejohn but in my humble opinion i will buy a dx10 card when i will have a dx10 game.until then buying a dx9 card is not absurd
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a b U Graphics card
May 1, 2007 8:48:29 AM

Youre right except for 1 thing, not everyone upgrades every 6-9 months. 1 year from now, if you want a DX10 card, then youre already a lil late to the party. I guess if the OP does want to go DX10 and doesnt mind buying 2 cards within the next year, then no, theres nothing wrong with a 7xxx series now
May 1, 2007 9:55:12 AM

You have 2 choices:

The 8600 GT for ~150$
The 8800 GTS 320 for ~250$
May 1, 2007 10:13:22 AM

Directx 10 games wont be out till the end of the year, and by then geforce9 has probly come out :p  (yeah rite). If u wanna play current games with HDR and anti aliasing enabled then go for the radeon x1950.
May 1, 2007 11:09:34 AM

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Directx 10 games wont be out till the end of the year, and by then geforce9 has probly come out :p  (yeah rite). If u wanna play current games with HDR and anti aliasing enabled then go for the radeon x1950.


Or an 8800. just because it's a DX10 card doesn't stop it from stomping all over the x1950 in DX9 as well.
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