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Old 11-20-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting a 512mb ATI x1900 xtx, or perhaps a x1950xtx soon. I've seen info on those nice Nvidia 8 series, but I just know you can't get them for under $400 CAN. I just want to know if it is worth getting a direct x 9 card at this moment, or to wait for the direct x 10 cards to cheapen. Will the x1900/1950 work just as well with direct x 10 and use it to its potential(excluding the fact that they have lower specs than the Geforce 8s)?
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
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the x1900xtx is a great card, though it gets beaten by the 8800gtx.. it's still a good buy. i'd go for it, i think directx9 cards can still play dx10 games just not nearly as well as dx10 cards can play them.. i may be mistaken, if i am, someone please correct me.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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Most games coming out will have support for both it wont be fully DX10 for a while
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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Id buy it. As long as your PC wont bottleneck it.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:53 AM   #5
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I wouldent, with a x1900xt, you wont be able to play any directx10 games, at least in directx10. Most if not all will be able to run in directx9 though. But i still think you should wait for the 8800gts to go down it price. It has about the same performance as the x1900xt, but its directx10, and has unified shaders.
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Personally i would save my money for a DX10 card.

You dont need to go full out on a high end DX9 card.

why dont you get a X1950Pro Sub $200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121031

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131027

Plenty power and not to bad on the wallet
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:01 PM   #7
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i dunno if theres even an only DX9 game out there to tell you the truth :\

Even FEAR supports DX7
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:34 PM   #8
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well.. no one is going to go out and buy a dx7 card... that's just silly lol.
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