I currently have an old Nvidia 6800GT. I'm trying to pick between a BFG 7950 gt 256mb for $150 and a Sapphire x1950xt 256mb for $170.
I don't have Vista, and I don't plan on buying it anytime soon, so buying a DX10 card for the sake of it having DX10 doesn't matter to me. But I do realize that my current card is getting old and I was hoping to buy a better card for DX9 gaming.
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hey i was in the same boat as you just a couple of weeks ago and i decided to go with the sapphire x1950xt 256 mb card. it's a very nice card. if you don't care about silence cuz it's a bit loud at full tilt but price/performance is incredible. hth