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Ok looking for a new card here are the options:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150157 150ish dollars

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102002 150ish dollars

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150155 190ish dollars or

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130002 215ish dollars

The last of the 4 is really pushin the budget. I am liking the look of the third with 512 GDDR3 memory, but the second is 12 pixel pipes and cheaper and has basically the memory speeds of the rest of them, however its ATI which I am not used to, is it time to make the switch?
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Ok looking for a new card here are the options:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150157 150ish dollars

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102002 150ish dollars

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150155 190ish dollars or

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130002 215ish dollars

The last of the 4 is really pushin the budget. I am liking the look of the third with 512 GDDR3 memory, but the second is 12 pixel pipes and cheaper and has basically the memory speeds of the rest of them, however its ATI which I am not used to, is it time to make the switch?



The 3rd one would be fine its just a small step below what a 6800gs would be. And the 6800gs is comparable to that of a 6800gt.

The 6800gs is overall alittle bit faster than the 6800xt would be even though the 6800gs has 256MB on the card. Just because a card has 512MB doesnt necessarily mean its faster it doesnt go by that on video cards.

All this new technology is coming out along with directx10 and dx10 video cards and the new operating system so you need to decide if you want to upgrade to a brand spanking new pc by the end of the year or by the first of next year. If you dont plan on getting a new pc for along time then go ahead and get the 6800gs or the 6800xt they are both good cards and will be fine on current technology games.

If you want to start playing the newer games coming out by the end of this year or first of next year that uses directx10 and you want to be able to play it on high or very high settings then forget the 6800xt or 6800gs and start saving up for a new pc..

I just wanted to run that by you so you knew what will be happening with technology soon..

If you ever herd of the new Crytek game called Crysis it will be the first directx10 game out and that game requires a powerful machine to run it with all the eyecandy on and high settings.. Even the current video cards will have alittle struggle playing them because the current video cards wont be able to use dx10.. If you play crysis with a dx9 video card it will force it to run in dx9 mode because you cannot use dx10 on current cards.

Yeah the current cards should be able to play it with pretty good graphics but if you get something under a 6800 series or x800 series by ati it will have a big time struggling with crysis.. Those video cards will play it fine but the video settings wont be on high I guarantee it..

Dx10 is many times faster than Dx9 is.. Dx10 will bring more eyecandy that you cannot believe..

http://www.driverhea.../articles/dx10/
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YEA I KNOW I CANT WAIT FOR CRYSIS! but you dont think DX 10 will be supported on a newer/ish(is this new?) card. I think that I purchased a dx8 card with one of my first systems and when dx9 came out it installed, however halo looked a whole lot different when I went to a newer card.
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YEA I KNOW I CANT WAIT FOR CRYSIS! but you dont think DX 10 will be supported on a newer/ish(is this new?) card. I think that I purchased a dx8 card with one of my first systems and when dx9 came out it installed, however halo looked a whole lot different when I went to a newer card.



Your missing the whole point, dx10 will NOT work with ANY of the current video cards at all..

DX10 is completely different than ever before. If you want to run in dx10 mode you have to buy the supporting hardware which will be the video cards coming out by the end of the year/ first of next year..

Its not like your situation when you bought a dx8 video card and you installed dx9 on it...

The video card you are wanting isnt really new its been out 6 months or more, but that doesnt matter.. Even the current $800 video cards wont be able to use dx10 at all.. The 6800 series video cards are still pretty fast yes but again you cannot run it in dx10 mode... Yes it will play dx10 games but will be forced to run in dx9 mode and it will only run in dx9 or below mode... You will be loosing alot of performance in the dx10 games running in dx9 or below..

also you have to buy the new operating system aswell because windows xp cannot handle it (directx 10).

http://www.theinquir...x?article=32444

again, dx10 will NOT work with current video cards.. If you dont believe me search it in google..
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WHAT A RIP! This [bleep] had better be worth it, else I think I might go up to microsoft and hold the entire board ransom till they promise some free stuff. GRRR, so I think I am going to get the cheapest card that can run bf2 all the way up, any suggestions? I know the ATI 1300pro which is like 70 bucks can run it high at 1024x768 , so anything for like 90ish? Im going to save the rest to put towards vista and a DX10 card when it comes out. so best card for BF2, the less the better.
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WHAT A RIP! This [bleep] had better be worth it, else I think I might go up to microsoft and hold the entire board ransom till they promise some free stuff. GRRR, so I think I am going to get the cheapest card that can run bf2 all the way up, any suggestions? I know the ATI 1300pro which is like 70 bucks can run it high at 1024x768 , so anything for like 90ish? Im going to save the rest to put towards vista and a DX10 card when it comes out. so best card for BF2, the less the better.


Look at the ati x1600pro You can find them for $109 and its really all you need for now.. The x1300 isnt fast at all.. The x1600PRO is good performance for the money.. DONT get anything lower than the X1600PRO, THE Pro version is the good version. Dont get the regular x1600..


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102665
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alright sweet deal I think I will get the a biostar mobo for 36 bucks and the pci x16 version of this card for about 30 bucks cheaper so the price will be the same but I will have x16 support. Thanks! :whistling:
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http://www.newegg.co...82E16813138268R
(I have a socket 754)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102641

What do you think, to tide me over till dx10 cards come out?
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