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g80 is it worth it?

By LinkedKube
Mar 12, 2007
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  1. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'm gonna be sticking to the X1950pro then, and upgrade later when more DX10 games come out. Probably save money in the end too.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +41


    yeah gonna sli my 7950 card and call it a year
  3. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Welcome to the club :)
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    They're already thinking of the 9xxx series?

    Crap, I haven't even heard about that.
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +41


    yep, 9 series cards end of this year. probably Dx10 certified too, and certified is what I'm worried about with the g80
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Go relearn everything you know about video cards. Go now. Get out of my sight.

    The 8800GTX is 90% faster than DUAL 7900GTXs, which themselves combined are faster than a single (and sometimes dual, depends on resolution and amount of AA/AF) 7950GX2s. So obviously, that tells you that an 8800GTX or GTS destroys a 7950GX2 even in Dx9.

    About the 9000 series cards, they won't be really much different than the 8000 series. There's no way they can be much different/better if they only had a year to make them.
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Hmm.. I don't know how I missed that part.... This is why I'm always skeptical about free advice on the net. Especially after that "guide" on how to quiten case fans, you just don't know which kook just gave you advice.

    BTW, a new generation of cards don't always have to have a great leap in performance. I have this nagging suspicion that the 8xxx series can't really perform under DX10, which is what the 9xxx series will rectify....

    But given that I've still yet to see DX10 games...
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,265   +41

    Well I'm not running vista anyhow, too many bugs. You have to have a mental disability just to not notice all the bugs with it, wait till they create service pack 1 or somethng
  10. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    This is assuming the 9000 series is going to be a new launch. Maybe it is coded G90 at the moment, but really it will end up being G81 or G82 or G83 or something. The other thing that I think might happen is that it will kind of replace the 8000 series fixing the DX10 bugs, like you said CMH. However, the one thing I am almost certain of, is that the G90 will not be much better performance-wise than the G80. I'll bet any money that the X2900XTX (ATi/AMD's R600 for those who don't know) will slaughter them both.
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