256mb cut it?
It more than cuts it for my gaming style, bumping to 512 probably wouldn't offer me an increase in performance seeing that I still game at 1280x1024. If you run 1600x1200 or higher I am sure you will see a difference.
DX9 about to be outdated?
As Shel stated DX9 cards are not going to be outdated for a while. There are still a lot of people out there that play games that where designed for DX7 or lower. Running a game that is designed for DX10 on a DX9 shouldn't be a problem. I am sure they will allow for this to be done, it will just not be as glorified as it could be.
What does 470M Mean?
The 470M indicates the 470MHz clock rate the card comes at. XFX offers a wide range of similar model cards and they specify the clock in the descriptions to help keep things straight. Thats my assumption anyways. Out of the 3 XFX cards I have here, they are all tagged in this manor.
Printer friendly version has no header
graphs dont print with the animation, however INSANELY cool
Pictures don't fit on my screen when click on and have no scroll bar, so I missed a big section of a few pics.
I really enjoyed it though, nice, well taken pics, good animations, and it kept me interested through all five pages.