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Videocard Dilema: DX10 Edition

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#1
Well as most of you know i owna 7900GS ala foxconned, and my card is great except crysis rapes it violently. Ive been wondering what to do, so im putting it to the jury.

I game @ 12xx * 1024

1. 1GB 8800GT @ ~$300
2. 640 MB 8800GTS Superclocked @ $300
3. 512 MB HD3870 @ $230
4. Wait and see what the next gen brings
 
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I'd go 8800GT in another week or so. The price should go down some, and nothing else offers better price/performance...
 
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HD 3870 :D best bang for the buck on that list

and your 7900GS cant be to bad on crysis i can play it on my 7800GS!
 

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3870 for sure, you game at a normal res so you can get that or a 512mb 8800gt. thought he 3870 has a nice cooler.
 

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512mb 128 shader 8800gts
 

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Get a 8800GT 512...no need for 1GB at your res.
 

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Wait. New stuff will come out.

Hopefully the stuff you named here will come down in price.

Honestly I think there are too many in the 8800 series now. I'm getting lost as to which is better. GT, GTS, GTX etc was bareable, but now we have different nm tech, different number of stream processors etc.. plus we have anomalies like the 1Gb GTS etc
 
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30-40 fps for any game is not that great. If you are out of luck you might encounter even more
demanding areas later on in the game :eek:
 

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30-40 fps for any game is not that great. If you are out of luck you might encounter even more
demanding areas later on in the game :eek:
why do you need more than 30/40? :confused:
 

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Any of those card will do nicely being one who favors green that 3870 kicks ass for the price
can't go wrong
 
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semblance of a moving images is 25 fps ... add 5 fps to that and im good!
 
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why isn't the 8800gt 512mb an option? would be cheaper and make more sense at 1280x1024. lol
 
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I play Crysis 1680x1050 all settings high 2aa and get 30+fps constantly w/ my 8800gt 512mb
 
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well ima try see if i can get a hd3870 this weekend near msrp.
 

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It looks like there are ATI fanboys at work in this voting (sort of joking)...the 8800 is just a better card, period.
 
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yea the 8800 is better but for the price the 3870 wins
 

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I voted 3870... best price per performance ratio.
 

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It looks like there are ATI fanboys at work in this voting (sort of joking)...the 8800 is just a better card, period.
lol the im not a fanboy and i still vote 3870 its the better option for him and will play @1280X1024 just fine
 
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Where are you finding a 1GB 8800GT :p.

Edit: For you, I think an 8800GT (so long as it's 512MB or more. Crysis gets 15FPS high settings on a 256MB 8800GT, and 30FPS high settings on a 512MB 8800GT at 1280x1024) will do fine. Most of the blockbuster games out there are heartily backed by NVIDIA, so now is a good time to buy an NVIDIA card :).
 
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The 3870 is a waste of money and only an ATI fanboy would buy one.

Go read this review, carefully.

The 3870 is a piece of crap in all aspects. It's only advantage is slightly lower power draw, but thats not nearly enough to make up for being 20% slower per dollar than the 8800GT.

And the kicker, even though the 3870 has lower power draw, it's 17% slower per watt. Less efficient architecture!
 

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The 3870 is a waste of money and only an ATI fanboy would buy one.

Go read this review, carefully.

The 3870 is a piece of crap in all aspects. It's only advantage is slightly lower power draw, but thats not nearly enough to make up for being 20% slower per dollar than the 8800GT.

And the kicker, even though the 3870 has lower power draw, it's 17% slower per watt. Less efficient architecture!
hmm i thought it was doing well....thanks wazzle :toast:
 

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It looks like there are ATI fanboys at work in this voting (sort of joking)...the 8800 is just a better card, period.
Says the Nvidia fan boi :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

also why have you written period, then used a period? t00l :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

J.
 

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