Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 15 Nov 2005.
Maybe so, but as it's the best on the market at the moment and there's limited stock, it's marketing practices. Some people will buy that graphics card at that price, when more stock comes in prices will go down. I don't think companies are willing to sell any lower right now as they can make profit selling high on limited stock knowing that the cards will sell.
Woohoo! Did my little post on UK pricing and availability inspire this news item? Bit Fame is mine at last
It was like that for months with the PCIE 6800gt. pcie 6800gt $450, AGP 6800gt $380
Soon those who bought the card will realise a 150$ deprciation in a matter of days. and an additional $25 in just a few months. "GEE I could have almost bought a 6800gs with the depreciation of my 512mb 7800gtx!!"
also notice how overpriced the 6600gt is?!
look at the cost of fps per $$$ it should be <$100 by now.
I took a short look around over here in Germany and found Alternate listing XFX's XXX card only without delivery date @ 669€=782$ and K&M Elektronik listing eVGA (3 days // @ 688.99€=805$) and Point of View (>2 weeks // @ 666€=779$). Yep... 649$ ...
Well, nVidia's captured the crown back... But the only problem is, as it stands, it appears to be a classical "ATi launch" right now; some non-media people seem to have already acquired their X1800XTs, while the one thread (on the PS3 forums) I saw about someone actually getting their hands on a 512 seems to suggest they were reviewing the product for the media. As far as I can tell, not a single one of the cards has shipped yet, though hopefuly they will within mabye 48 hours or so.
At any rate, if it's the best of the best, expect to shell out a lot of money for the card. I'm surprised that there also isn't a great deal of dealer markup to be seen, like when upon launch, the typical price for a 7800GTX was $800US instead of the MSRP of $600US.
I hate to have to say it, but unfortunately, Europe's prices tend to be a bit more than they are in North America. From what I've heard, just be glad you don't live in Sweden or Norway.
The article is missing a site, where the item is priced as low as £439.99. (excluding VAT, of course) It's at the following site:
Of course, like everything else, it's out of stock.
Yea, they're on top for performance, but they haven't managed to fix the dual core dx9.0c bug yet.
There is a dual core bug ?
Damn didnt know there was one. Wonder how bad it is.
It's in there somewhere - Scan was one of the first sites I included.
This is a hard launch though, 6800 GT PCI-Express wasn't. I would like to see it come down well below MSRP, but I'd like to see it at MSRP on launch day for a start. I don't seem to remember GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB being more expensive than MSRP on launch date.
Having said that, it seems like the cards have sold pretty well.
Yea, us dual-core people are using 78.01's still, and you'd think nVidia would be all over testing their drivers on top tier technology. I mean after all people who have money to dish out for any new video card probably aren't wasting it away with a slow processor.
Dual core bug? Please elucidate.
FWIW, I haven't had any issues with 81.89, apart from NFS: MW demo, which needs to be switched to single CPU affinity. I think that is an application issue, not a driver issue, though.
bigz, do you have the link for the 81.89 drivers? I'd like to load them up to see if my x2 is still having issues and I can only find 81.87 drivers.
Looks like we're all alittle slow. Nvidias got their 81.94 offical drivers out
Yep, will be testing this with Quake 4 as there should be better performance now... at least nVidia claims this to happen.
Performance till now:
2005-11-15 21:37:07 - quake4
Frames: 23332 - Time: 600000ms - Avg: 38.887 - Min: 9 - Max: 62
Athlon 2600+, 1 GB Infineon DDR3200 @ crappy timings, Gainward 6600GT @ 540/1150
--- All high, 2xAA, 1024x768
Let's test .94
//edit: No differences in a first test:
2005-11-16 10:33:35 - quake4
Frames: 20023 - Time: 536846ms - Avg: 37.297 - Min: 8 - Max: 63
Bigz, is there a way to set CPU Affinity permanently, if I have to do it everytime I want to play CS:S thats just too much hassle.
there is a way, you have to incorporate it into the shortcut. Do a search of google though, I forget how to do it exactly. It might be worth reporting the 'bug' to Valve - I reported a dual core bug to them for Day of Defeat and it was fixed reasonably quickly. I'm surprised they haven't applied the fix across all titles, though.
might have to copy and paste or go to the main page and find the link from there
One of the main reasons the PC Games market is dying £500 pounds just to play a £30 game & five minutes after you get the card some software Co brings out a new title which the latest top end card cannot cope with when all the eye candy is turned on.
No wonder people switch over to game consoles.
F.E.A.R. is the first game that has really pushed cards. I'm glad tbh, it was getting a bit boring cranking the res up to 1600x1200 and then add FSAA/AF
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