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Finally somekind of a 9 Series video card is already out. They perform quite well though in SLI. I bet it would run crysis nicely in SLI mode if I can run Crysis right now with my 8800GTS 512 video card.
When will the rest of the cards come out?
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I like what you guys said about performance per dollar and that is exactly how I decide on what Goes into my systems. Wether amd or intel, ati or nvidia whatever gives me the best for my money is what makes the final decision.
Great review however being that this is a midrange card I think it should havebeen priced in that catagory.
WIth the 3800 series getting a nice price cut along with the 8800GS and 9600GT, I'm in a pickle with my upgrade decision.
Agreed. That to me as well is important.
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After reading a few other reviews and based on the price of the 9600GT I think it would be much better just to get a 8800GT since you can get them for the same price and cheaper when on sale.
If this card is priced around the 150-180 marks, it'll for sure be a big hit, but honestly, the 8800 GT is still the best in terms of money/performance if you ask me ^_^. If I'm to build a budget gaming rig for a friend in the next few months, or recommendations, this card will definitely be on that list. But we'll have to wait to see the official price, all of the pricing atm is speculation.
Kamrooz:all of the pricing atm is speculation.
Actually newegg has 13 models in stock right now ranging in price from 180 - 210, but prices will come down at least a bit pretty quickly in my estimation!
HERE is a link to the query page with all 13 models... check em out!!!
I didn't notice that. Downside though, those prices aren't marked up like newegg normally does with new/hot products. NCIX also has them in stock at about the same price. It's definitely not a bad price at all, definitely a better buy over the 3870, but I'd only pay 180 tops for it. If it goes any higher, may as well nab a 8800 GT.
The GFX card industry is deffinately booming right now!
recoveringknowitall:The GFX card industry is deffinately booming right now!
Indeed, But if only ATI had a single gpu card that could be competitive with the highend =(. I'm still worried about r700...I don't think it'll outperform a Ultra by much, rumor is a 50% increase over r600...But they would obviously have fixed the AA issues, otherwise they'd be incredibly dim witted. But with the ammount of time Nvidia has had to tweak G100, I doubt much is gonna change in the next generation architectures, yes the gap will become smaller, but there will still be a gap IMO.
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