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$600 dollars for a graphics card, what should I look for

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November 2, 2007 10:25:42 PM

I got 600 to put down for a graphics card that will last me around a year, what should I be looking at?
November 2, 2007 10:30:31 PM

Wait for the new nVidia Flagship card or go GT-SLi
November 2, 2007 10:31:54 PM

dude.. lol you ahve too much money.

The new 8800gts is coming out with the new core and that should run better than the 8800ultra. So i would wait a month for that. Or if you want to buy a card now i guess a 8800gtx or 8800ultra.. or you can go SLI and get 2 8800gt cards for $270 each and they would be a lot better then a single ultra
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November 2, 2007 10:41:27 PM

I beg to differ, I think the GTS may perform slightly below the GT because it is still built on an 80 nm process and has the same texture units/ROPs. The only thing changing is the amount of shaders.
November 2, 2007 11:00:00 PM

Valtiel said:
I beg to differ, I think the GTS may perform slightly below the GT because it is still built on an 80 nm process and has the same texture units/ROPs. The only thing changing is the amount of shaders.


Ya thats the 80nm version :ange:  expect the 65nm 8800gts with 512mb and 1gb ram very soon.
November 2, 2007 11:02:47 PM

Whatever you buy for $600, it had better be BRAND NEW... no card that's been out for months... you're paying a premium to buy a card at the top of it's game... no reason buying a card that's about to be passed by a card released next week/month. That said... I wouldn't buy an 8800 GTX/Ultra just yet... they've been out for a while and you'll feel like an ass when they're quickly passed by a new card. This process will inevitably happen... you just don't want it happening the day after you buy your card. That said... I'm sure others would agree that EVGA's step-up program would offer some degree of insurance against this.
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