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The X1950XT is not a bad graphic card for now, the only down side again as warriorscot said is that it doesn't support DX10, but either way not all games are DX10 these days majority of them are DX9. I have a Sapphire X1950XT 256MB and I am able to overclock it to the X1950XTX speed which if you look at THESE charts is one of the top 10 video cards. I am very pleased with mine and I have a feeling you will be too, then again if you've got the money go for a DX10 card.

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Edited by SOORENA, 31 July 2007 - 04:34 PM.

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I heard that the 8600 series were basically the 7600 series with the ability to go with DX10. Maybe you could check that out...

Here's a link- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130086

Edited by phatjo911, 02 August 2007 - 04:10 AM.

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hmm
I was actually considering the 8600GTS superclocked from EVGA
It looks like a great card for the money.

Edited by Fortunas, 02 August 2007 - 05:49 AM.

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Well hate to ruin it but actually its a terrible card, I highly recommend that if you are buying a DX10 card either go with 8800 or 2900 XT series Video Cards.

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It's not a terrible card overall, it's just terrible for it's performance/$ ratio.
Your looking at a 200$ card (8600GTS) and comparing it to a 90$ card (7600GS). The 8600GTS does beat the 7600GS by a slim margin the majority of the time, but is it really worth the 110$ leap in price? Simply put, no.
You could buy a high end DX9 card (x1900 or 7900 series) which would swamp this card any day. The fact of the matter is that, DX10 is a marketing tool used to get you to buy a card that won't be able to run DX10 games, because it isn't good enough hardware to do the job of processing DX10 games.
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hmm thanks everyone for all your input
i see your point james about the price/performance ratio
so if you had <200 dollars to spend on a gpu, what would it be?
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131055
160$ after rebate, you can't go wrong.
Dropping the CPU cooler and getting the 8800GTS like warriorscot said wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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Edited by james_8970, 02 August 2007 - 09:20 PM.

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hmm
I would prefer an nVidia card
any recommendations for a sub 200 nVidia card?
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Yes, but they won't have nearly as good of a performance/$ ratio, with that 40 mail in rebate it's a very good deal.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143090
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