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Wylde
12-04-03, 10:06 PM
Is it safe to assume a mid range next gen card will totally own any current high end card worth 500+?

I can see how a high end next gen card would own a current high end card but what about a mid range? I really can't be bothered buying another high end card just to see an increase. Mid range cards from now on :D

It would be great to see a $200 card own a radeon 9800 xt or 5950 ultra :cool:

digitalwanderer
12-04-03, 10:14 PM
Not for a good 2-3 months at least , and I doubt many of the high-end cards will be $500 then. ;)

Wylde
12-04-03, 10:19 PM
hehe thanks for the reply digi, I think A mid range card will be worth it :cool: By then anyway It would probably time for a good upgrade anyway, :)

digitalwanderer
12-04-03, 10:24 PM
What are you running now?

Wylde
12-05-03, 12:57 AM
I am running a pretty cruddy leadtek 5900 nu :( Its great but next time I upgrade I don't think I'll be wasting a lot...:eek:

ragejg
12-05-03, 01:11 AM
pretty cruddy? How so? slow memory?

cthellis
12-05-03, 02:53 AM
I rather doubt they're going to cripple their high-end sales that way. They're unlikely to want to see any cards selling for $300+ right now kicked down into the $100-200 range the instant the new lines come out. I rather imagine they'll aim the high-midrange cards at what we get from the 5900 and 9800 generics right now, or a bit less.

Depending on how much time and effort they sink into them, however, we may get the "return of the 9500" with midrange options that can be easily modified to perform a lot better. Never a bad thing! ^_^

Lezmaka
12-05-03, 03:43 AM
Originally posted by Wylde
Is it safe to assume a mid range next gen card will totally own any current high end card worth 500+?

In short, no. The best mid range cards (9600XT and 5700U) are still slower than the Radeon 9700 Pro from over a 16 months ago. There's always a chance, but it's definately not "safe to assume" that will happen.