Okay, here's the deal. I currently own 8800GTX, factory OC'ed by MSI to almost Ultra. I almost got myself to hype of new nvidia/ati cards. But then I rethought the idea of getting me new card. Especially, as I've just 19" P971 Samsung LCD, so no more then 1280x1024.
I think, apart from AoC (which shows about 21 FPS, when maxed settings), and Crysis (which I played once, and really dislike it), anything else is playable.
So... am I doing right not believing in PhysX, CUDA, and on other side GDDR5 and so , and still being loyal to 8800gtx?
(on other hand, I think that my e6400 bottlenecks the gpu a bit, so I might think of getting me 8400 right now)
In your case i would wait a bit longer, that card is stil great for nearly everything, and wasting money on other one at this point with your current specs would be a waste.
But again this is just me talking, the guy with a geforce 3 ti500
I own an 8800gtx also and a 24" monitor (1920x1200). I don't play alot of newer games and the gtx is good for me. I always think about something new and money really isn't an issue for me, but why get something new? My days of bragging rights are getting old and the 8800 is a very adequate card. I think you would be best suited keeping it until it doesn't run something you want to play. By that time the cards out right now won't look so great either.
rickzor. lol GF-3 ti500 64 mb first video card I had, when I had my first computer.(peace of crap p-4 willamette1.8)
This thread makes me feel better about my purchase for my8800gtx I bought on the cheap recently. my lcd's resolutions at 1680 x 1050 so I'm content.
halcyon;don't know about Nvidia's new cards but ATI's runs hot (ie;4850)not sure about the 4870 with ddr5 though.
I have a 680i board 8800GTS 640mb and can still play every game out there maxed except for crysis @ 1920X1080p. Why upgrade when you are looking at potential driver, heat, money issues? You are more than good with that 8800GTX. I would keep it until we see two more generations. (X68 mobo 480GTX and DDR5 RAM. There are currently no performance increase justifications substantial enough to give Nvidia, Intel or AMD any more of our money.
Thx guys you just confirmed my thoughts of the upgrades, guess all the marketing people will have to work harder to get my money , unless I see some brand new games that I can't play, and new cards with 30-40% advantage over mine, I'm not falling for their efil tricks