View Full Version : Which card?

01-17-07, 10:35 AM
System specs:
x2 3800+ @ 2.6ghz
1gig ddr500 1:1
7800gt @ 480/1194
X-Fi Fatality

I use a 19in lcd that I like, so max rez is 1280x1024. I may upgrade the monitor at some point but I don't foresee that happening anytime soon. Current cards that I am considering, x1950xt ($220 a/r), 8800gts ($370 a/r) and 8800gtx ($540 a/r). I will also be getting another gig of ram when I get whatever card.


01-17-07, 10:58 AM
I would wait a little bit and get a 8800 GTS when the prices drop. If you plan on getting a better cpu and that new monitor, an 8800 GTX.

01-17-07, 10:59 AM
Go with the GTS. I've been using one at that same res running 16xAA and 16xAF in every game and it doesn't even breath hard. The x1950xt would be fine as well, except you'll likely want a DX10 capable card when the DX10 games come out so you may as well be prepared for the near future.

01-17-07, 12:21 PM
If you are staying with the 3800+ ,I would get the 8800GTS since it is DX10 and overclocks nicely ,but I would wait a little longer and see how the 8600ultra does or the others that are comeing out and will be cheaper.