Radeons don't put up with an OC'ed AGP bus, and I need a $120-$175 card that at least has SOME DX9 functionality... so I'm getting an XFX 5600U FC for $160... I'm "nevermind"-ing the current HL2 soap opera, which I believe, but can't put at the forefront of my decision... I won't mind having to kick to FX12 when needed... I just want better AF/AA perf than my GF3, my AIW8500DV and my long-since-gone GF4, and I'm sure that there will be at least SOME improvements in the detonator drivers over the next few months...
2010-2011 Reviews: GTX 570 | GTX 580 | GTS 450 | GTX 460 | GTX 465
Pre-2010 Reviews: 6600 GT | XMS 4400 DDR | SilenX Cooler | 6800 | 5900 XT | Personal Cinema | 5900 NU
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