Or what about the GF 6600 128MB?or x600? I am actually leanning toward the 6800 GT or x800 depends whitch I can get here in Canada. I just dont want to buy something and have it out dated.
Forgot to put my $.02 down on these...
The x600 is supposed
to be aimed at the budget crowd, and once the 6600/6600 GT gets out it will be too. But they aren't now, as you may have noticed. These things should drop down around $120 pretty quick. I don't know what's going to make them do this, but that is the intentions I had thought from the get go. Maybe the PCIE bus needs to get higher off the ground to push the supply & demand to spark the sales decisions.
I wouldn't consider one of these unless you're cornered into it by having only a PCIE slot to use instead of an AGP, and THEN only if you need it running. an x600 is basically a 9600, and to pay $180-200 in which they're asking is not very wise when one can still get a 9800pro for the same price.
And if you worry about being outdated, you'll end up in a delima real quick and one day find yourself sitting around with your same old stuff because you never ordered. To put it into perspective: A GF4 Ti4200 is just now facing a wall that makes it out-dated. And that's only if you play Doom3 and FarCry, as it runs everything else. So...expect any of these cards to not be "out dated" any time soon. They just won't be king of the hill very long. It's something that's plagued the tech crowd for over 20yrs. Nothing new. Just don't strive to be the best, because you'll just end up losing and broke. Sorry to rain on your parade!
There's enough arguement going around on the 6800/x800's to ponder on without my comment. So I won't add mine (Get a BFG 6800GT!)