Originally Posted by Kemo
I'll make it easier:
based on my experience that's a true statement.
Have some patience. New 45nm ATI cards are due this Summer and from nvidia this Fall. Patience is key when shopping for video cards. I paid $650 for one 8800 GTX (at release) and $250 for another one 2 years later.
Did you mean performance as in compatibility issues & driver support?
I paid $200 for my 4850 when they first hit, not the replacement is like $125 or so, its just the way computer equipment goes.