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    Graphic Card Rcommendations

    Well I've had my card 8 months and now have to rma it back to scan as it's got a fault, (thread here)

    Card is a xfx 7900gt (520 one) and now can't decide whether to buy a new one or not as it could take weeks/months to get one back and do I stick the rma replacement in the other pc for the GF and buy a new one for myself

    If I go for a new one do I got for the BFG 8800GTS or the BFG 7950GT or is there another card I should be thinking of.

    If I go for the 8800 is there any problems with them like with the "7900 faults"

    My board is a an8-32x

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    The 8000 series is without a doubt a whole leap above the 7 series in DX9, never mind the whole DX10 future stuff.
    If cost isnt the main issue (and it sounds like it isnt) get the 8800GTS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    The 8000 series is without a doubt a whole leap above the 7 series in DX9, never mind the whole DX10 future stuff.
    If cost isnt the main issue (and it sounds like it isnt) get the 8800GTS.
    I know that but is there any faults/problems with them if there is none apart from driver issue then I think I will get a 800gts in the new year or the sales

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    8800GTS FTW

    Get an 8series card as they perform so well in DX9

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    Make sure you have a good enough PSU if you go for 8800

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    I wouldn't recommend getting the 8800's just yet. The price is surely going to drop around mid January and it would be a lot wiser to play the waiting game and get it while its cheaper. Either that or buy a cheaper card until the 8800's have matured. There aren't many new games coming out to handle the 8800 power just yet, so get yourself a 7950 instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dipar View Post
    I wouldn't recommend getting the 8800's just yet. The price is surely going to drop around mid January and it would be a lot wiser to play the waiting game and get it while its cheaper. Either that or buy a cheaper card until the 8800's have matured. There aren't many new games coming out to handle the 8800 power just yet, so get yourself a 7950 instead.
    I was thinking of doing that

    Would it be worth it in getting another 7900 and sli them, if not I'll get a 7950 instead

    Plus whats the point of sli when from what I hear that there are to many problems with it and that there are not a lot of games that support it either

    If it helps I game at 1680x1050

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    I do not see the point in getting a 7 series card at all. The 8800's are such a huge leap in both performance and features so why waste money on a 7950 or another 7900?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kempez View Post
    I do not see the point in getting a 7 series card at all. The 8800's are such a huge leap in both performance and features so why waste money on a 7950 or another 7900?
    I know that

    But it's the "whole 8800 thing" I know if I buy one at £300 from scan that the price will come down and that ATI and Nvidia will bring out there new cards, plus a lot of people are going on about bottlenecking and it is the first DX10 card to come out to

    If my 3700SD @ 2.6 wont bottleneck it and as long as there are no real problems with it then I might get one

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    But then it's the same as everything. You can buy it at one time or wait until it's old tech and get it cheap. No point getting 7 series now tho imo.

    Your CPU may well be a bottleneck, but you'll still notice an improvement in FPS and quality
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    X11950 seem to be the best bang for buck gfx card these days. Sure they aint 8800 standard but then they dont kill your balance like a 8800

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzzy View Post
    X11950 seem to be the best bang for buck gfx card these days. Sure they aint 8800 standard but then they dont kill your balance like a 8800
    I had thought about a X1950 Pro but I've never had a ATI card before

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    id get the 8800GTS as the performance difference is huge and it should at least be somewhat futureproof - ive got teh GTX coming soon

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    Get the 8800. Its more futureproof and you wont regret it as its performances brings the other cards to its knees.

    Keep in mind that the DX10 is a bonus and it kills all other cards on DX9 alone. Even the top nvidia cards with sli can't top its performance.

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    agreed go with an 8800 - you probably wont need to OC it for a while so you could get a palit (cheap @ scan) there is also an AMD AM2 5200+ going @ dabs for £150

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    Sold I'll get a 8800GTS from Scan on Tuesday , you know eggs are eggs that they will fall in price and ATI will bring theres out

    Mines a S939 board Marcvs so I was looking at a Opteron 180 CPU with a little OC on top

    Any way a 8800 should last a long time before I need to upgrade again

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