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Upgrade now or Later?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by jimbonkers, 29 May 2006.

  1. jimbonkers


    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

    Posts: 177

    Is it worth upgrading to a 7900GT now or should I wait for the 8000's or the X2000's? (Dx 10 cards)
  2. Cyber-Mav


    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 14,440

    Location: Midlands

    wait it out a while.
  3. easyrider


    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,676

    Location: Autonomy


    why not get the 7900 GT now and enjoy all the latest games.
    By the time he waits for DX 10 cards which will be costly he will have no games to play.

    By the time games are the mainstream his card will already be out of date.Being second or third genaration in.
    Just no point in waiting for DX 10.
  4. Mr Jones


    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 11,334

    Location: Dubai

    If it's within your budget, why not try the x1900xt. - It can be flashed/OC to 1900XTX. Also, the extra shaders is gonna come in handy, better IQ as well.

    Unless you insist on no ATi, it's worth going.
  5. pcknight


    Joined: 23 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,084

    Location: Earth

    I agree, pointless waiting. Enjoy your pc now!
  6. Goksly


    Joined: 5 Mar 2003

    Posts: 10,607

    Location: Nottingham

    prolly not worth waiting, as you dont want to be a beta tester for the first DX10 cards.... so u'd end up waiting till their first refresh which will be June/July next year....
  7. fullfat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,653

    Location: Nottingham

    the first gen of dx10 cards are probably going to be similar in performance to a top(ish) end dx9 card now so no real point in waiting. and the first dx10 card isnt due for a while so give it a few more months for decent cards then some more time for the games to support dx10 more. could be a while before and real benefits come in for dx10 over dx9.
    upgrade now if you can :)
  8. Turbanation


    Joined: 18 Oct 2005

    Posts: 788

    Location: London, UK

    upgrade now the first gen of dx 10 cards r gonna be oldies after 6 months