I've been wanting a new GPU for a while now as, even with the great new drivers, I'm noticing the limitations of my current BFG 8800GTS OC 512MB card in some of the newer games I've got.
I thought I'd see what the new 55nm refresh on Nvidia cards would turn out like but early reports don't sound good at all.
Also every time I look on a retail site here in the UK I notice the prices are creeping up. This must be something to do with the crisis of capitalism, dollar/yen rate etc.
So I thought I'd buy a new card immediately and wait until the end of next year or 2010 for DX11 to come along at a reasonable price.
Sadly my price range won't run to a GTX 280 or 4870x2 ( I prefer Nvidia anyway) so I'm looking at the XFX GTX 260 Black Edition. This has got great reviews and would hopefully tide me over for a year.
I can get it for £225 + Farcry 2.
So I'm looking for opinions on my choice. Would I notice a big difference? Have any of you got one?
My "buy now" finger is twitching so any advice would be appreciated.
Best wishes for the new year to all of you, John