Pethegreat6 months? wow, I plan on getting a Bfg6800gt soon, like $35 away. As of right now, AGP and PCI-e are even. I don't think Bf2 will be the killer app for it though.
True, but the 7000 series cards will change that. However I was only reffering to ppl who are saddled with, say, FX5200 and lower and are scrimping for money and will therefore settle for something not adequate to play the game properly. A 6600GT is fine, but if you settle for something like the X700, or even the 6200, due to lack of money, and expect ultra smooth play at max settings then you will be a very unhappy chappy when BF2 comes out. Better to not even play for a few months than end up with a low end vid card that's not good enough. I will play for a few months (if I can stand it) on my FX5700 (well it was one step down from the greatest at the time :) ) and then spend up big on gear that should last me another 2 years. Another good reason for waiting a few months after release before upgrading is to find out exactly how BF2 performs on all the vidcards and get a really good idea where money will be best spent.
are you kidding my x70 will run it amazing, my crpa computer which is PCI REGULAR!! Runs Vietnam and 1942 on high setting although it loads like crap. My new pc will run Bf2 like a champ. I prefer ATI Radeon cards, I like them a lot better than Nvidia. I won't even go near a PS3 because the graphics are NVIDIA. Nvidia is the only one with a 512Mb out but its way early those things will heat up like an oven unless u got liquid cooling
x700 excuse me
SteelSabreare you kidding my x70 will run it amazing, my crpa computer which is PCI REGULAR!! Runs Vietnam and 1942 on high setting although it loads like crap. My new pc will run Bf2 like a champ. I prefer ATI Radeon cards, I like them a lot better than Nvidia. I won't even go near a PS3 because the graphics are NVIDIA. Nvidia is the only one with a 512Mb out but its way early those things will heat up like an oven unless u got liquid cooling
Hmm, 14FPS In Far Cry @ 1,600x1,200, High Quality, with 4X Antialiasing and 8X Anisotropic filtering is hardly what I would call stellar performance.
Although @ 1024X768 it gets an almost playable 30FPS in Far Cr./ BF2 is an altogether different beast from BF or BF:V so it's not really reasonable to do a performance estimate that way. I will be interested to see what you actually get with BF2 and the X700. One of the concluding statements in the review was this.
Doesn't play newer games fast enough with even moderate image quality settings.
BTW the X800 in Far Cry with the same settings got over 53 FPS @ 1600X1200 and nearly 80 FPS @ 1024X768. I believe the difference in perofrmance is well worth the extra money, or the wait if you prefer to pay less later.
PethegreatWhy upgrade so quickly? The new 7xxx card will be $500+ wait untill your 6600gt is very slow then upgrade.
well in rip off britain, they'll be the equivelant to $650 if they are to be $500 in america. Well getting a 7xxx card will make games of the time run amazing and it will last for a very long time, so insted of paying £120 for mid range graphics cards each 9 months, get a 7xxx series for £400 which will play games amazing at the time, and for along time and even when it doesnt play games amazing, and when it starts to become a poor card it will last a very long time and therefore money will be saved in the long run, and better performance over all.
yeah, I stuck with a 9000pro for about 16 months then got rid of it last christmas for a 9600pro since it was way to slow for any games. Now, about 7 months later I want to get rid of m 9600pro and get a 6800gt and stick with that for about 1.5 to 2 years. Those things can run Far cry at 60fps at 1600x1200 with full AA and AF, I am limited to 1280x1024:p If you need to play BF2 the day it is out then spend the $170 on a 6600gt. But you can wait longer, get an x800(or even x850) or 6800 series card. You will be happier in the end.