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Old 09-27-2008, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a 7950 and have been looking around recently for a DX10 card. I've checked out some reviews of the cards like this one but can't seem to figure out this whole numbering system. GSO, GT, and GS... I do play some games, COD4, Crysis, etc, which have worked ok with the 7950, but was just considering an upgrade if I could do it pretty inexpensively. The card I was looking at is an XFX 9600 GSO 768 DDR2 card. I'm a bit strapped for cash, so I was looking at the lower end of cards - or should I just be patient and wait?

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card - 768MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready PVT96OSDFH at TigerDirect.com

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i'd suggest saving a little more, especially if you are playing at acceptable framerates with your current card.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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is DX10 a big enough deal that I should consider upgrading even if it costs a bit more? And if so, any recommendations for around $150?
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A Hd 4850 would be $170 before mir's but would be a massive improvement over your current card and that 9600gso.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R485ZL-512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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eww its 768MB GDDR2, definitely avoid that
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The 4850 looks nice - real nice. And a pretty good deal it seems as well. I've never in my life had an ATI card though. Is there anything comparable Nvidia offers for around the same price? Not that I have anything against ATI, I'm just already familiar with Nvidia stuff. Or am I better off sticking with ATI now?
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Right now for that price, AMD is just winning in terms for bang for the buck
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ATI you mean, right?
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^^ AMD owns ATI,
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oh yeah, forgot. My bad. Thanks!
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