Which card to pay for till the next gen arrives - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-12-2006, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 63
Default Which card to pay for till the next gen arrives

For a while now I been looking foward to buying a 7900gt which prices around 260 and above but i kept hearing that it wont support direct X 10 so i kept thinking why blowq a lot of money on a card to be useless in a couple of month or a year so i decided to look more into cards and i found this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150140

pretty good card with core clock of 580 MHZ and 12 pixel pipelines so it got me thinking what the 7900gt that the 7600gt doesnt and is it worth blowing 270 on a 7900gt if i am looking foward for the newer cards.
__________________

solid102 is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
MrZucchiniHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 915
Send a message via AIM to MrZucchiniHead
Default

yeah, id got for the 7600GT, it'll definately holod you over until G80 or R600, id wait until R600 though.
__________________

MrZucchiniHead is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 996
Default Re: Which card to pay for till the next gen arrives

Quote:
Originally posted by solid102
For a while now I been looking foward to buying a 7900gt which prices around 260 and above but i kept hearing that it wont support direct X 10 so i kept thinking why blowq a lot of money on a card to be useless in a couple of month or a year so i decided to look more into cards and i found this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150140

pretty good card with core clock of 580 MHZ and 12 pixel pipelines so it got me thinking what the 7900gt that the 7600gt doesnt and is it worth blowing 270 on a 7900gt if i am looking foward for the newer cards.
This is the way to never get what you want.

Every 'gen' that arrives you'll just keep buying the cheapest card because its not worth it when the 'next gen' cards will support stuff that the current gen won't support? Thats nonsense to me.

Just get whats best for you right now, a 7900gt or an x1800xt[or1900xt] would hold you up on high settings for very long, even aafter the dx10 cards will be out you would still be playing uptodate games on high settings with those cards..

-Jo.
Yoad is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 03:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
There and Back again
 
Nukem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,403
Default

Dang Jo your starting to sound like me! LOL I was going to say the same thing.
__________________



Dell 4K S2817Q / Logitech Z-680 / Func MS3 Mouse / Corsair K70 LUX rgb
NZXT Source 530 / i5-7600K / Corsair H100i v2 / ASRock Z270 Extreme4
SM951 M2 256GB / 850 evo 1TB / Seagate 2TB / WD 2TB
2x16GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 / evga Classified GTX 980 ti / Seasonic M12II 850W

Nukem is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 03:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 996
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Nukem
Dang Jo your starting to sound like me! LOL I was going to say the same thing.
I Guess I start to sound like you when I get totaly bored and depressed , we should check this matter, lol.

-Jo
Yoad is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
There and Back again
 
Nukem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,403
Default

Well dam... I thought I took YOUR pills as well as mine!
__________________



Dell 4K S2817Q / Logitech Z-680 / Func MS3 Mouse / Corsair K70 LUX rgb
NZXT Source 530 / i5-7600K / Corsair H100i v2 / ASRock Z270 Extreme4
SM951 M2 256GB / 850 evo 1TB / Seagate 2TB / WD 2TB
2x16GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 / evga Classified GTX 980 ti / Seasonic M12II 850W

Nukem is offline  
Old 08-13-2006, 03:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,078
Default Re: Re: Which card to pay for till the next gen arrives

Quote:
Originally posted by Yoad
This is the way to never get what you want.

Every 'gen' that arrives you'll just keep buying the cheapest card because its not worth it when the 'next gen' cards will support stuff that the current gen won't support? Thats nonsense to me.

Just get whats best for you right now, a 7900gt or an x1800xt[or1900xt] would hold you up on high settings for very long, even aafter the dx10 cards will be out you would still be playing uptodate games on high settings with those cards..

-Jo.
New gen cards don't come out all that often though. If he plans on getting something cheap now and then getting a newer one within a few months he would be ok.
dario03 is offline  
Old 08-13-2006, 07:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 63
Default

Tahnks dario and CC rocks
__________________
Let\'s try that again, shall we?
solid102 is offline  
Old 08-13-2006, 08:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

What resolution do you play at? If you play at 1024x768, go ahead and buy a 7900GT, that will be good at that resolution for quite some time. If you play at something higher, you are best off waiting.

The G80 is going to make the biggest impact on the market since the 6800 series in 2004. The 7800/7900 are really just improved versions of the 6800 series. I say thats worth waiting a month or two for, especially if you are playing at 1280x1024 or above. I say if we get to October and there's no sign of the G80, go ahead and get a 7950GX2 (only if you play high resolutions though). Otherwise get a 7900GT.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 08-13-2006, 02:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 145
Default

I went with the xfx 6800 for 135 with 35 rebate. for 100 I didn't I could go wrong thinking of buying a second one for the price
tom c
__________________

__________________
asus a8n sli premium
amd 64 venice 3800 2.4
xfx 6800gt
wd 80gb
2 512 cosair value ram
19in hw191d widescreen lcd
tomc102968 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.