I was thinking of upgrading my video card and I know that the 8800GTS 512MB version just released today is supposed to compete with the 8800GTX, but I didn't know they'd be so expensive. I knew the G92 chips were in short supply and that caused a price hike in the 8800GT, but do you think I should get this one or not? Is it worth the extra hundred million dollars over the 8800GTX?
If a company were to put the price of a new product which will be in high demand and center stage for media spotlight, to an absolutely unfathomable level... they and their all precious website, the means by which many companies survive, will receive a great deal of attention and as a result a large influx of internet traffic.
I work in advertising and you should be aware that you can get a job, seriously, being paid about 9-12 dollars an hour sitting in an office building somewhere planting posts across the internet.
TOday it is $369.99. IF it is 100,000,000 you should bought it.... hehe you will be one among the many who has not bought that price.
What is your old VC? If it falls under GF 8 series I suggest wait for the GF 9 series next year.
This whole post was intended to be a "joke". I actually DID just build a computer and I bought an XFX 7600GT on Newegg for ~$90, which will be $70 after the MIR. I wanted to try to get rid of this card in a couple of months for whatever I could and then upgrade. The thing is, I only play BF2 at the moment and it is running everything on HIGH and I am only playing on a 17" monitor. I really can't justify spending hundreds of dollars, as I had initially planned, on an 8800GT 512MB/one of the 9xxx series cards when the come out when I really won't get anything more out of the card. I might buy COD4 in the future but I think that will do just fine with a 7600GT. If not, I might think about getting a larger monitor (24" most likely) and then taking the plunge and buying one of those cards. Seems foolish for me to even buy a new card now though, as I have explained, plus as you mentioned, the 9xxx series will be out soon enough, driving the prices of the 8xxx series down and since I won't be getting anything more out of my system with a new card I'd be throwing away lots of money to have the card now when I don't need it.