I just got an eVGA 7800GT with a free SLI nForce4 Motherboard, and apparently, the 7900 is being released next month to compete with the x1900, ending ATI's short reign of best graphics card (only about a month). Anyways, eVGA's step-up plan allows me to pay the difference for the newer card, as long as it is 90 days from within the original purchase.
I got my 7800GT for 359.99.
1) Do you guys think it is worth stepping up from a 7800 to a 7900?
2) How much do you guys approximate the base model is going to cost?
Also, will DirectX9 cards be able to run DirectX10? And if so, will it be really scaled down and not really worth playing? Or could you just like, run an emulation that makes it nearly identical. Thank you.