Originally Posted by dgcaste
what are you talking about? it's twice as fast as the 6800, and 1.5x the 6800 ultra. 50% performance increase is pretty healthy!
When I look to upgrade, I try to only upgrade to something that will make a game I want to play, playable (when the old card isn't cutting it) and I don't really see too many games on his list that will change radically with the upgrade to 7800GTX.
The CoD series runs on video cards that are behind the times really, so those won't become more playable just because of his upgrade.
AoE III doesn't need a super powered GPU either, just one that is respectable which the 6800Ultra is.
Crysis will be unplayable unless you turn the settings all the way down on either card, and on top of all that I think it's a crappy game.
Halo runs fine on ancient computers.
C&C generals I believe uses CPU and ram mostly being an RTS.
Also, I know he's looking for things that are the most cost efficient as possible, because I know he came here and ended up getting the M170 for $399 I think it was and he liked it because of the bargain and he needed that bargain.
That's what I'm trying to say