I bought a 7950 GT KO from evga, and I am loving it.. I am just a bit worried. I spent 240 on the card, and with direct x 10 coming out, im wondering if I screwed up.
I want to direct you to this article:
You dont have to read it, but It shows DX10 vs DX9 comparison shots.
Is that to be believed? Im not a conspiracy theorist, but could it be possible that microsoft paid gamespot to post those pictures? Im looking at the direct x 9 shots, which look like utter crap, and the direct x 10 shots, which look like games like dark messiah on my PC. You see that part of the difference in the AOC shot is the draw distance.. but my pc can draw that far on games like farcry and vanguard:soh, and Im running DX9. Am I calling BS unfairly or..
Basically, what is DX10 and what is it doing that DX9 cant?
Evga just released a 320 MB gts card for 300 dollars. As I mentioned, I have a 7950 GT ko which performs GREAT thus far. Evga offers a step up program that allows you to send in your existing card to upgrade for just the difference in price, so I can buy a 8800 gts 320mb for 60 dollars more.
I read the reviews on the 640 mb model, and they are very close in performance to the gtx, while rendering just as nice. AFAIK, the only difference between the 640 and the 320 model is 150 dollars and 320 mb onboard memory. Im wondering if onboard memory is the same as system memory..
The question I asked my friend today is : Could the perfect card with 1 mb onboard ram and a system with 4 gb ram on it run/look better than a OK card with 2 gb onboard ram? Would a 8800 gts 320mb with a 512 stick be better than a 8800 gts 640 mb card?
Also- a friend of mine says 8800's are glitchy (crashing often and such) and dont run as well as a dx9card on dx9 games. is this true? Would the gts drop my FPS ?
I really love lurking these forums and I've learned so much already from them.
thanks for any help.