i have been thinking of upgrading my 8800gts512, now i think i will wait for the dx11 amd card before i upgrade.
anyone else thinking on these lines?
There is no point in buying a DX 10.x card today.
After win 7 is released, DX11 cards will be released, and they will carry drivers support and updates far longer than DX10 cards.
Also, Nvidia still utilising the Geforce 8xxx design (they renamed them), with modifications, and it is getting old.
So, nvidia, (since got weak competence from ATI, wich had problems being absorbed by AMD), did not utilised state of the art designs, and is expected to throw it in Geforce 3xx. It can get a big boost from DDR5, a new processor design, and smaller technology. We also expect ATI to figth back hard, so probably DX11 cards will be much better, and push down DX10 prices.
Since they are near, there is no point in buy a card today.
dx11 cards are said to be released q1 2010.
also when they come out prices are high and will be outperformed easily and quickly in another release of new cards..so basically when they come out and you buy it , its waste of money quite expensive
So you are a proponent of never buy anything due to the fact that something cheeper and faster will come out shortly after??
No matter what you buy it is more expensive than it will be later..
As for dx11, if you have a long upgrade cycle it is a good idea to wait (if you don't need right now) for a large shift like this to ensure compatability in the long run. If you have a short upgrade cycle like most enthusiast users, it doesnt make a lick of difference when you buy as you'll probably be saving for teh next best thing the day after you install new parts..
However, it is powerfully silly to wait for something based on price (no matter what segment you buy in).. Waiting for a new dx is one thing, but no matter what you buy there will be better performer for the same price in a month or two, or same performacne for less cash. It should never be an issue, it is just the way of things.
Yea, but in some instances, they just dont know, other times, their motivation behind it, and its very misleading, and makes us go backwards instead of forwards, and I hate that part
PS, sorry to spinach, didnt read it all, I guess i need to stop defending it now LOL
Why stop if its right its right, same a Strangestranger and bottlenecking etc etc etc. Lots of us have pet hates we feel the need to correct when they come out. Why not put it on your sog in about 18 Font