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  1. lilkiduno New Member

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    hum, well there aren't any reviews with the 1,792mb version. but i would figure you wouldn't see much benefit as i don't believe the memory bus could take advantage of it, kinda like a 256-bit bus with 1GB GDDR3 memory does little good over 512mb GDDR3. plus with those games, you'll run them maxed out fine, get the reference version.
     
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    The card with more vram will show close to no gains over the standard version. Don't waste your money on it. :) I'm using a GTX 260 with 1920x1200 res and have been perfectly happy with it. 896mb or ram is enough. I am thinking about going GTX 275 or HD 4890 though...
     
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    yeah i wasn't sure if it were wise to get the non-reference card, so i decided to ask the great people of TPU, were people would help out! :respect:
     
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    why not wait til DX11 cards comes out

    just another opinion:)
     
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    Yeah +1 for dx11 cards, thats why im not upgrading my gfx sooner
     
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    when will DX11 come out?
     
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    I hope around august - september
     
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    well idk if i can wait any longer im selling my cards to a frind and if i wait any longer they won't be worth anything...
     
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    Waiting for the next big card is worthless. When that card comes out, there will be something else to take it's place. If you want a card now, get a card now. If something else comes out that you think you must have, sell your current card and buy that one.
     
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    well i was reading a bit on DX11 and it dosn't make since to release DX11. i believe there are less he 100 game that play a DX10 script.
     
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    i agree with erocker, its just now May, so that's 4-5 months until new cards are "supposedly" going to come out, and if your willing to wait 5 months for new cards you'll always be waiting for the next big card. get what you want now, you'll be plenty satisfied, and i don't see any dx11 games coming out soon at all even when windows 7 and dx11 goes official as there's barely enough people to run dx10 games in the general populous, why would developers jump on dx11? the GTX 275 is a great card and should last you at least 1 year of comfortable gameplay.
     
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    Very true, I doubt anyone will be needing a DX 11 card this year.
     
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    i doubt that i will need a DX11 card for a a while now... i don't see myself spending $350-$400 on a single card im too much of a broke college student for that!
     
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    Look, dont get me wrong here, I also dont think that a dx11 game will be released anytime soon, but i want to get those cards for the better performance they should offer. I still have never even seen a dx10 game in action.
     
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    it's cool i understand. i rushed out to buy a DX10 card when i heard i needed one for crysis, but then i came to find out at the time my Mobo or CPU wouldn't run:nutkick: it so i never bought it now that i can. i don't think i will im too hooked on CoD's which modern warfare 2 is comming out this year:rockout::rockout:
     
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    get a gtx 275 if u plan to do sli. Good bang for your buck, or if your psu support it, do gtx 280 sli (there is one here on tpu for sell)
     
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    i have the tx750w from corsair soi im sure i have the power to back a dual sli even with the 280's i would love to buy the 280 but i don't have to money waiting on my frind to buy may card/cards if this falls throght i will not be buying a new card... i don't have the boxs and i will not ship with out em
     
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    no don't go GTX 280 SLI, it has low minimum framerates compared to the GTX 285, dunno what it is but you can check it on xbitlabs' site, the GTX 285 has a much better minimum framerate in every game, the GTX 280's minimum framerate is below that of the HD 4890 xfire's so i can't say i'd recommend GTX 280's SLI, and if you can stretch for the GTX 280 SLI you can stretch for GTX 285 SLI.

    but yea get your GTX 275 :) you'll be happy. goodluck getting your sale completed :toast:
     
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    i sure hope so, my cards are a bit of an improvment fom his 8600GTS...
     

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