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Graphics 8900 fact or myth

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by heir flick, 6 Apr 2007.

  1. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    anyone know anything about the rumored 8900gts graphics card, all i can find on the net is ill informed waffle ?
     
  2. IAmATeaf

    IAmATeaf Member

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    what info are you after then?
     
  3. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    well, it will be released, at some point.
     
  4. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    potentially.
     
  5. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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  6. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    that article is utter balls :)
     
  7. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    what how did you figure that??

    josh
     
  8. orb

    orb satisfying.

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    I just hope it gets released within 68 days so I can get it for free with eVGA step-up D:
     
  9. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    think it depends on ATI how fast the slightly faster version of the 8800 will be as nvidia basicly need a card thats almost as fast or faster than ati's fastest card. It dosen't actualy matter if yeilds are crap on it, hardley anyone buys the top end cards anyway. Pure marketing :D
     
  10. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    pray tell?
     
  11. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    1) it's coming from the inquirer. anything out of the ordinary you read there has to be taken with a generous helping of salt.
    2) they compare it to the x2800, which everyone else is calling the x2900. everyone.
    3) the release schedule is all off. why bother releasing a 8900-branded card now, when the full dx10 range is not even out the door yet, an 8800Ultra is planned, and the r600-based cards initially don't seem to have such a lead over g80 in initial benches? the <whatever>900 nvidia cards are generally refresh releases, tiding the wholel ine over until the next gen is ready. it makes no sense to get them out the door now.

    if the 8900 release happens it will be, at the very, very least, christmas time or later.

    (of course i can't rule out the release of an 8800GX2 card, but really, what's the point? the thing is a ****ing beast as it is!)
     
  12. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    its just that i was on the verge of buying a 8800 when i started reading storys of the 8900 cards, it says that due to nvidia useing 80nm chips and upgrading the memory to gddr4 the 8900 will run faster & cooler.
    so im trying to avoid what happend last time when i bought a 7800 and two weeks later the 7900 came out, i agree theres no point in nvidia releasing the 8900 untill ati bring out the r600 but what if the story of the 8900 is false and is just a ploy to spoil the release of the r600 because after the initial rumors the is no real hard facts that the 8900 is real or not.


    http://www.short-media.com/news/nvidia_8900gtx_8950gx2_8900gts_8900gs
     
  13. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    As fod says, there's no 8900 coming in a few weeks tbh. Don't wait.
     
  14. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    yep thats the thoughts im having, just go with a 8800gts
     
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