Re: what video card is better for gaming
You'll be good with high at 1280x1024 Cryman. My 8800GT gets around 30FPS average at those settings in DX10 with 2xAA, and the 8800GTs is around 5FPS on average faster. Whether you play in DX9 or DX10 is really just a personal preference, some people find a noticable improvement in DX10, some think they are identical but expect a 10 to 20% peformance hit if you play in DX10.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.