BTW, performance in 3Dmark01 has little direct correlation with HL2, or any other DX9 shader intensive games for that matter.
You got fooled into upgrading too soon. Like we've always said. Don't upgrade until the game arrives that you have to play. HL@ is a long way off, by which time you may find that cards that are cheaper than yours just was will far outperform.
But it's not a bad choice. Were you to have said any other game it would be different, but considering your intended targeted game your choice isn't as wise as if it were for COD, UT2K3, Doom]|[, or a myriad of other games.
Can't say this enough I guess; <b>Don't buy a card for a game that isn't even released yet if all your other games play fine!</b>
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