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    Video Card Choice

    Hi, currently looking to buy a video card and from my last thread ive narrowed it down to a few choices.

    Innovision Nvidia 7950 256mb - Cheap, best performance from its price range
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119682

    Sapphire Radeon X1950XT 256mb - Very good performance for price just behind XTX and 8800 gts.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119441

    Or if i can actually afford it Innovision 3D 8800GTS 320MB - Cheap for a 8800, very good performance, dx10 aswell
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125114

    And last choice is wait a little while for the cheaper ati r600 stuff to come out?

    If not the last choice is the price diffrence between the 1950xt and 8800gts that good for performance diffrence.

    If you know a diffent card for good price then post it here thx
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    well obviously wait a week or so to see if the ati is coming out but i'd have the gts out of that lot.

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    problem is i might need to buy it this weekend but i think im going to delay that because i want to see the r600 stuff.

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    I wouldn't let that affect you too much.. If you need one the GTS is not going to dissapoint you..especially for £160..but obviously you do owe it to yourself to wait just a few days longer to see what they are like.

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    Stuff usually has inflated prices on release so it might not be worth waiting. I dont think the ATI will be cheaper than the 8800 GTS 320mb. The 8800 would be the best choice for longer term, might be worth getting the 7950 and upgrading again when it starts chugging on latest stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    well obviously wait a week or so to see if the ati is coming out but i'd have the gts out of that lot.
    Little is known about the pricing of these cards, and early indication is only based on speculation in addition to cards being shipped at an expensive price at the time of lauch due to hype and demand would point to them not being cheap, also avaiblity is a factor, most likely it'll be a few week before they are ready to buy here in the UK

    Spending a little bit extra for that 8800GTS 320mb is well worth it, it's not long till the DX10 revolution will start to take place and in time you'd regret if you purchased any of the others.
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    btw, list the current system you are running now, so it's easier to guide if you are planning to upgrade just the gfx card.
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