Hardware 9600GT hits newegg

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Personally I have still yet to see a compelling reason to drop my old 7900GS cards.

Still the 8800GS is proven tech and the 9XXX series will probably get about 9 upgrades and some decent cards made before it becomes worthwhile.
 

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Good review:
http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/01/14/n...e-9600gt-review

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I only just got my 8600GT about a year ago. I usually only buy a new card every other generation though anyway.
 

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And the 8800 GT is still the winner. My 7800 GTX is still doing well, I'll hold off til more DX10 games come out and maybe look into a 9800 GTwhatever.
 

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they need to just make the high end stuff affordable then there will be something to talk about. $500+ for a video card is just stupid in a word.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/02/21/nvi..._gt/page13.html

I do remember a time when my friend actually bought a Gefore 7800 for $700USD when it first came out.

I wasn't too excited about the 7000 series cards, so I skipped it. I also skipped the geforce2 series because the prices vs performance just didn't make sense to me. I was going to get a geforce2 gts at one time, glad I skipped it and got the ti4600 which also was a waste of money but lasted me a while. I have a 6600gt which is still decent (since it is just in a northwood) but now I have a laptop with a 8600m gt and it plays crysis fine but I know I'm not running any super computer with it. Come to think of it, I also skipped the geforce3 series.

If I was going to upgrade right now, I'd probably go with the intel core2duo E8400 and yeah I'd probably go with a lower end video card to save money such as an 8600gt because I like the performance of the mobile chip fine. But realistically for speed I'd want that 8800gtx but now that the 9 series are coming around I'd just have to wait for what they probably will call a 9800gtx or something like that. It isn't confusing, but it is a waste of money.

Here's my reasoning to why this stuff is a waste of money: the best games to play right now are on consoles, not on PC. It is debatable yes, I know... but I don't play MMORPGs and I don't feel like beefing up a computer just to play some random FPS that is going to be ported to a console. I noticed that when they port it, yeah the graphics aren't as good but I mean come on how many houses do you need to display at one time. It is irrelevant versus the cost of owning a computer that is going to be outdated within a year. A good example of my opinion is, load up a copy of GRAW on PC and load it up on Xbox360. They look similar, the levels are all the same, but when you're in the helicopter on the PC there's obviously more buildings than on the Xbox360. Big deal. We're talking what $300 versus $2100 for a high end box.
 

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Well, I'll probably gonna get it if I ever need to replace my monitor or if I actually see something worthwhile to play that actually uses the power.
 

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I had to deal with this piece of crap ATI X200 for sometime on my laptop, I need to get something better...
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I know your pain. Last laptop had that bastard child of ATI chipset. A BIOS update actually broke compatibility with XP, causing the video drivers to blue screen about 4 times an hour.

Had to switch to Vista for three months.

God I hated Vista on that.
 
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