Hello, All as you may have knowen i put a post in the cpu forums of the 8800GT Links to sites and what not. It looks promoseing, But would it be worth the upgrade from my curret video card. Because the reason i say this i will not be upgradeing for aleast a year or more on curret setup.
My curret setup
Q6600 Stock Stepping G0
Cosair XMS2 800 4gb 2gbx2
Hard Drives WD 160gb 7.2k WD Raptor 74gb 10k
Psu Thermaltake ToughPower 700Watt 4x 12V total 56amps
Video Card Power Coloer 1950Pro Pci-E with X2 Cooler
I would let to know because i have the money saved up for the card. And if so i will sell my 1950 Pro on monday after i order my 8800GT
get the 8800GT. If you need a card that performs great and are not willing to pay $500 bucks for a GTX, do it. The 8800GT is geared to be the next card level down below a gtx. At it's starting price it'll be silly not too.
I believe ATI 3800 class cards will be out in December, also the next incarnation of Nvidia in the first quarter of 2008. That's why I'm holding off on a 2900 Pro for my wife's dual boot system.
I'm not holding off on an 8800GT because I have only a 7600GS in my X2 4600+ Windsor system. I need DX10 to justify this Vista install and the 8800GT promises to be a bit faster than an 8800GTS 320, if leaked benchmarks are to be believed.
I'll get an evga 8800GT by November 15th, and then have a 90 day upgrade path. Perhaps that will work for you if Nvidia launches the next level of their hardware early in the first quarter 2008? ATI's 3800 class cards should be good too.
It does seem like even today's best cards barely manage new DX10 games on high settings with. So, I understand why people are cautious. Still, new drivers have improved things over last summer for DX10, maybe that trend will continue from both ATI and Nvidia?