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Hardware G80: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 8 Nov 2006.

  1. Tim S

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    Did you just finish writing that up? :D

    I'm gonna read it now :)
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Anyone else notice that the I/O chip has "Eng Sample" on it?

    I wanna see the Other cards in the series.

    And Tim, any ideas about the January new release rumours?
     
  4. Tim S

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    January release rumours?
     
  5. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    damnit i need 1 of thoose .. i just got a 7950gx2 and now i need to change that :p
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'll take it :D
     
  8. Tim S

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    I don't know. NVIDIA hasn't talked to me about lower-end versions of G80, but I had guessed that they'd launch by March. :)
     
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    Price? :D
     
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    Nice review mate, skipped all the arcitecture shizzle etc, need to read back over that later on.

    Performance looks to be very nice indeed, doesnt seem quite as quick as I initial expected though. It's not _that_ much faster than the GX2 or ATI's current flagship card. Guess its the kinda performance/quality that you've got to witness first hand. Numbers on a (web)page don't really do it justice.
    Roll on DX10 though, should be good to see how well this card can cope :D

    <edit> Typo on 2nd page "memory chips build" build = built? </edit>
     
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    Reading said architecture shizzle right now and it's got images that can't be read due to being teeny weeny.

    Yet again, requesting click for big pictures everywhere - now back to this epic review :D
     
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    It's a good try by Nvidia, but I think the X1950XTX still wins by having image quality hard to compaire with the G80, better power consumption (green tax anyone :rolleyes: ) and its phyisical size.

    Nice review though :thumb:
     
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    Hmmm. Interesting. I'll get one when they shrink down the die process. Right now it's too powerhungry for me. But it is sweet. Also my monitor doesn't go that high with resolution. It goes close but I'm betting the GTS will be a better choice for me
     
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    Read pretty much all of it, best review ever I think. Big pats on the back for you Tim (and probably a new keyboard after all that). :rock:

    There any chance of some 2560*1600 screenshots from the games? Would be awesome if you could.
     
  15. Tim S

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    I'll try and sort some tomorrow if and when I wake up - I'm off for a nap. :p
     
  16. Tim S

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    The performance increase in canned benchmarks is not really noticeable, but when you start playing games with unheard-of frame rates and anti-aliasing at 2560x1600, you'll realise that there's simply no contest between this and ATI's Radeon X1950XTX.
     
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    Thought as much... Bung us one in the post then ;) might give a better idea of performance :p
     
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    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    i chukkled at the fact in the article, says that the way the card is set out internally that the user gets 2xAA or free default levels.

    Really nice card but once can only dream of having one with a huge 30" monitor.
     
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    looks like its basically pointless at less than 1600x1200 tho, always true with monster cards tho.. i wonder how many people will buy this run it on a 1280x1024 monitor and wonder why it isnt any better than a 7900gtx sli or 1950xtx.
     
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    Great review there Tim. Just read the vast majority of it and it really covered pretty much everything I could want to know. It's obviously a stupidly powerfull card, but for most people probably OTT. It seems like someone like me who plays in 1600x1200 would be far more efficiently served just by waiting for the "mid-range" G80's, and I don't imagine that the majority of gamers out there are playing a whole lot higher then this.

    Did flinch a little at the OcUK link at the end though :p
     
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