Yeah try fear.actually.... i just ordered a new video card too. 8800GTX. should be here Friday at the latest, if not tomorrow. love Newegg and their thoughfullness of having a warehouse in Jersey.
and probably the main point we were trying to make about him waiting for an 8 Series card.... is DX10 support. yeah, the 7950GX2 may outperform the 8800GTS that has 320MB of memory..... but the 7950GX2 might possibly crawl in DX10 gaming if it'd even work in DX10 games.
Plus.... as everybody knows..... drivers for the 8-series cards aren't that great right now.... often making games not run quite right. but they're getting better.
The 7950GX2 is a faster card than the stripped down new 8800 series cards coming out. It matches or beats the 8800gts which is at $370 right now.
The only difference is the native DX10 hardware in the 8800 cards.
Try BF 2142 at max to stress the card. I doubt if it will though.
They're all just jealous of you. I know I am.
well.... it's not pipelines, it's shader processors. they can be assigned to perform different tasks, such as pixel, vertex, and geometry shading. hence why the 8800 series has been deemed a CPU on a graphics card. it's programmable like a CPU, and performs quite the same as one too.
and yeah.... if a GTX can come out on top of a Quad-SLI setup..... and the GTS i believe has a little over half the shader processors of the GTX.... then even just on shear logic the GTS would beat a single 7950GX2.
i don't regret my GTX purchase in the least.