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Old 05-09-2006, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I am thinking about upgrading to a 7900 but one of my friends said I should wait until Vista and get a DX10 or somethin like that. What do you think is the new stuff going to be that much better than the 7900?
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Um no. Get a 7900. I plan on sticking with XP for a LONG time.
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Well I am thinking about upgrading to a 7900 but one of my friends said I should wait until Vista and get a DX10 or somethin like that. What do you think is the new stuff going to be that much better than the 7900?

Get a 1900XT, better card.
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Well what is a good one to get I was lookin around and found a bunch of differnent modles can you tell me one that is cheaper but still a good one thanks
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I'd buy a 7600GT if I were you, then buy one of the news cards when they come out. Unless you don't want to play DX10 games, then just get a 7900GT/X or 1900XT/X.
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or if you still think 7600GT is still too expensive you can just wait till new cards that supports DX10 comes out and use the card u have now
as its not that bad at all
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id say wait till the 8 series.. looks like im the only one?
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Well when is the 8 series going to come out? anytime soon and my big question how much are they going to be?
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what do you think about this one
XFX GeForce 7900 GT 520M XTREME / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / VIVO / Video Card
it is just over $300 is this going to be able to play games that are going to be comeing out or do you think that I should wait for the 8 series?
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I wouldn't reccomend getting an 1900xt or 7900 at this point, and don't ask which is better, debate will break out.

ps:When is dx10 coming out again?
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