Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 8 Nov 2006.
£400 for an 8800 GTX on Dabs
£315 for an 8800 GTS on Dbas aswell......
Uh, is it just me, or is anyone else worried about how BIG those sink cores are for the MCP and PWM? I mean hell, ATI makes a chip that can run almost naked and look at those... just think - with three GTX cards on that board and a quad 6700, you'd end up with temps in excess of 80c regularly...
Im sure the prices will drop withink 2 weeks
*Overclockers* surely wont sell many charging that large margin extra!
Somebody at Hexus said there has been a recall on some of the cards, anyone else hear about this?
We broke the news the other day - I've had first-hand problems with a dud card. All of the other GeForce 8800 GTX cards I've got are fine though.
I think the best news to come from all of this is the expected fall in prices of the 7900 high end cards and also hopefully the X1950XTX's
All this money for DX10 graphics cards, on top of a new PSU, motherboard, CPU, Memory.
I'm happy with my current system if they want to bleed me dry. I know new technology comes at a premium but I can't help thinking this new wave is considerably more expensive than the last.
i dunno what to do now.... i need an upgrade.... just how far?
£200 for a mobo....
only thing I haven't heard that I need to know is:
I know 680i is supposed to support 1333 fsb but I need to know how much room it has above that for ocing. anyone hear how they are supposed to oc/seen a review yet? this is the only thing i need to know before I decide on the asus striker exteme.
I'm liking the look of the abit IN9 Max tbh.
Waiting patiently for a review...
over on XS, people have been getting 400 FSB fine on the EVGA board, with something upto 1.8 vCore
tempting... VERY tempting!
nVidia has boasted a >2.0 Ghz effective FSB speed in their labs which works out to be 500 Mhz real clock speed. That is rather impressive and several review sites else where have hit that mark with Core 2 Duo X6800 processors. It would be interesting to see some benchmarks at that high of a FSB with synchronous memory times, low latencies and a 1T command rate, all of which are supported by the nVidia chipset.
These are very nice, but they're still "Old School" at the moment.
Best wait untill the cards are fully HDCP compatible and come fitted with a HDMI port - complete with sound channel. This'll probably happen with lower spec cards - some 7600 cards already come with HDMI ports - which should be released later (?) if nVidia history is anything to go by. Only then could these cards be regarded as a "revolution" instead of the "evolution" that they are now.
A for pricing. It seems alirght for the power they offer. Wait and see what AMD/ATI will come up with with their DX10 cards.
Anyone have any idea when DX9L for XP will be released - DX9L is DX10 fro XP?
500MHz FSB isn't hard on the EVGA board - we are working on a review at the moment.
BadHead, GeForce 8800 is the most revolutionary architecture I've seen in the world of graphics since the start... R300 was incredible in its day, but this is another level. With that said though, I'm eagerly awaiting ATI's part too - can't wait to see what's under the hood.
im liking the GTS very much.... $550Canadian here and it still tops x1950xt and 7950GX2...... and with my s939 X2 3800+ @2.9Ghz and Samsung 20' widescreen that tops *only* 1680x1050... i think i'll survive the Dx10 revolution and Vista just fine....... without Core2Duo........
For anybody interested in the 680i chipset, a good diagram is here:
Of particular interest to me: while 2 of the 16x PCI-express slots can actually run at 16x simultaneously, the third can "only" run at 8x. The NVidia reference design only has 46 total possible PCI-express lanes when you include those assigned to 1x slots....so it'll probably be quite some time before there is any attempt at 3 graphics cards working together and all pulling data at 16x speeds (requiring 48 lanes for the graphics slots alone).
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