Re: Is it worth it?
Early in the year I believe... personally I am getting some money in January and if there is no word yet I am going ATI.
As for how fast they would be compared to a 200 series I don't know, but one expects a decent bump as well as DX11 support, which it seems like might actually mean something this time due to all the love and attention given to Win7, as well as the fact we may see a new console before too, too long.
It's a judgement call, obviously. There are reasons to wait but if DX11 matters little or not at all to you then a 285 or even a 275 will give you great performance right now, much improved over the 8800.
I gots one of them high powered gaming computers with an EVGA GTX 480 video thingy and a Q9550 processing device and also one of them Windows 7 64 operating programs with 4GB of some Corsair 1033 DDR2 ram.
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