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licker
06-07-06, 01:53 PM
K so here is my dilemma, I have a Fx60 and Asus A8N32-SLI Delux and 2gig of the Corsair XMX 3500LL Pro and I have yet to purchase a good graphics cards because of other financial obligations...so my question is, Should I buy the 7950GX2 now and eventually buy another one when nvidia starts to support Quad or should I buy the 7900GTX 512 and SLI that or should I just wait untill a DX10 card comes out and sink my money into that.

Im currently running a evga 6500 with 256mb and I hate having crappy graphics with such a powerfull system.

Any comments appreciated Thx!

Tygerwoody
06-07-06, 01:57 PM
just buy a 7950GX2. Plenty fast for now. Then buy another when the drivers for them are fixed and you will have even more speed and a lower price ;)

licker
06-07-06, 01:59 PM
So what about DX10 Support, Wont that be coming out soon? Or will these cards be able to support DX10 with a new driver?..not sure how the DX10 works..Thx

shungokusatsu
06-07-06, 02:00 PM
K so here is my dilemma, I have a Fx60 and Asus A8N32-SLI Delux and 2gig of the Corsair XMX 3500LL Pro and I have yet to purchase a good graphics cards because of other financial obligations...so my question is, Should I buy the 7950GX2 now and eventually buy another one when nvidia starts to support Quad or should I buy the 7900GTX 512 and SLI that or should I just wait untill a DX10 card comes out and sink my money into that.

Im currently running a evga 6500 with 256mb and I hate having crappy graphics with such a powerfull system.

Any comments appreciated Thx!

I'm stuck in the same dilemma but worse lol, my step-up ends in 2 weeks. I wetn ahead and stepped up both my 7900 SC for two 7950's. Even though I'm taking a minor downgrade, Quad SLI saupport will happen eventually and numerous users here are posting some pretty amazing results from their Quad SLI rigs. It's just a shame to have a rig like that with no video card, if you have the cash just get one 7950 GX2 for now, it's more then enough to handle almost anything right now. Plus buying two 7900's is much more expensive then buying a single 7950.

shungokusatsu
06-07-06, 02:01 PM
So what about DX10 Support, Wont that be coming out soon? Or will these cards be able to support DX10 with a new driver?..not sure how the DX10 works..Thx

No, there are no DX10 based cards yet. To take full advantage of DX10 you'll need a DX10 card, wait for the G80.

HighTest
06-07-06, 02:06 PM
Why did you make this a poll? Then you could look at the summary of the poll results for a quick answer.

Tygerwoody
06-07-06, 02:09 PM
doublepost

Tygerwoody
06-07-06, 02:10 PM
So what about DX10 Support, Wont that be coming out soon? Or will these cards be able to support DX10 with a new driver?..not sure how the DX10 works..Thx
ignore DX10. It will be another year before any games barely support it(even then i'm sure it will be a rarity to notice a difference). I don't know why people even bring DX10 into consideration when they need a new video card. If you need a new video card, then you need a new video card. Simple as that. Maybe 6 months from now to a year you might want to consider just "thinking" about it, but now its pointless. Technology will always be changing. By the time DX10 is out, they will be talking about DX11 and the great things it will do. WHat do you do then? Hold out again? No... right now you need a card so buy one.

john19055
06-08-06, 06:47 AM
IMO two 7900GTX will be faster then one 7950X2 ,but if you plan on a quad system then the 7950X2 would be the one to get.

SoJo
06-08-06, 08:44 AM
ignore DX10. It will be another year before any games barely support it(even then i'm sure it will be a rarity to notice a difference). I don't know why people even bring DX10 into consideration when they need a new video card. If you need a new video card, then you need a new video card. Simple as that. Maybe 6 months from now to a year you might want to consider just "thinking" about it, but now its pointless. Technology will always be changing. By the time DX10 is out, they will be talking about DX11 and the great things it will do. WHat do you do then? Hold out again? No... right now you need a card so buy one.

So true....just buy it, "its always a bad time to buy hardware"
Get the 7950

Kemon
06-08-06, 09:40 AM
I'm definately with all these guys. The best you can do is buy what's good now because in technology, you can never be ahead. You'll always be waiting because there's always something new and better on the horizon.

Riptide
06-08-06, 10:07 AM
Except DX10 has been on the horizon for an eternity now. lol

licker
06-08-06, 10:15 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments, looks like I'll go for the 7950. Probably best to do that since quad support will be coming soon! Probably wouldnt hurt either to ramp my system up to 4 gig so when I get another card I wont have any memmory restrictions.