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Windows 7: ATI HD4870, PowerColor HD4870 PCS+ or ATI HD4890

02 Jul 2009   #31
MorbidGod

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterck View Post
dont move too fast if your building upto 6 months.

amd are releasing a new line of direct x11 cards in line with the release of windows 7,if theyre too expensive im sure the older cards will take a good price drop.
I was about to state that. Dont get too carried away with the Dx10 cards, in a near future we will be getting Dx11 cards, and you can still buy those 4879/4890s X2 or not for almost half price when that time comes.


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03 Jul 2009   #32
samstar1412

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MorbidGod View Post
I was about to state that. Dont get too carried away with the Dx10 cards, in a near future we will be getting Dx11 cards, and you can still buy those 4879/4890s X2 or not for almost half price when that time comes.
Im not buying anything yet just planning, i won't be buying anything until around december. The 4870/4890 are DX10.1 i read somewhere that they will support DX11 anyway?
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03 Jul 2009   #33
smarteyeball

 
 

DX11 is backwards compatible with DX10.1 cards, however DX10.1 cards will not support DX11 only features.

Realistically though, it will be a couple of years before DX11 support in games will be commonplace.

But considering the time frame you're looking at purchasing, the prices of dx10.1 cards will be much better for then you than they were for me now
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03 Jul 2009   #34
samstar1412

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
DX11 is backwards compatible with DX10.1 cards, however DX10.1 cards will not support DX11 only features.

Realistically though, it will be a couple of years before DX11 support in games will be commonplace.

But considering the time frame you're looking at purchasing, the prices of dx10.1 cards will be much better for then you than they were for me now
oh ok now i get it, thanks for even more info. It seems i learn something new everyday around here its nice to have such a great community of people to talk to. It looks like i'll be buying at just the right time then, just as all the new cards come out
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03 Jul 2009   #35
smarteyeball

 
 

There's plenty of knowledgeable users on this forum, so it would be hard not to pick something up and the majority are always happy to help
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05 Jul 2009   #36
Corei7Extreme

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/64 bit
 
 

You really should consider the 4890. It's a more refined variant of the 4870 and in all the benchmarks and reviews I read the 4890 comes out on top VS the 4870.
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05 Jul 2009   #37
MorbidGod

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corei7Extreme View Post
You really should consider the 4890. It's a more refined variant of the 4870 and in all the benchmarks and reviews I read the 4890 comes out on top VS the 4870.
I think that too. Like i said previously, theres lots of non-aparent differences.
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06 Jul 2009   #38
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterck View Post
dont move too fast if your building upto 6 months.

amd are releasing a new line of direct x11 cards in line with the release of windows 7,if theyre too expensive im sure the older cards will take a good price drop.
+1

It's way too early to plan now if your target shopping is for Dec - whole new platforms could be out by then .
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06 Jul 2009   #39
samstar1412

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
+1

It's way too early to plan now if your target shopping is for Dec - whole new platforms could be out by then .
Yeah i know it is way to early to plan, i just really want this build to start already but i don't have the money right now. Put it this way: im exploring my options. Also what is so special about physx in nvidia cards that make em so expensive? i dont even know any games that use it.
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07 Jul 2009   #40
smarteyeball

 
 

Physx is in use in quite a few games to varying degrees of implementation. It's a nice feature to have, looks good in those games that support it, (especially mirors edge and cryostasis) but there are no current "must have" titles that need it.
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