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GeForce 8800 series round-up

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 20 Feb 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Darn, that EVGA looks sexy :naughty:
     
  3. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    You know what would make this better? A nVidia 8800 giveaway / competition! ;)

    Nice review.
     
  4. WhiskeyAlpha

    WhiskeyAlpha New Member

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    Another excellent article. :thumb:

    One thing that confuses me still is my inability to enable 'ultra' effects density & fidelity in COH.

    Your framerates look very respectable but with these settings enabled, my rig (see sig) is brought to it's knees. Maybe they're particularly processor/RAM intensive but tbh, I would have thought the GPU would handle these.
     
  5. djDEATH

    djDEATH Habari gani?

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    its interesting to see the 8800 GTS 320 from EVGA actually beat the BFG 640 GTS in some of the tests. The fact that the BFG is the cheapest 640MB GTS probably reflects this.

    Good review, but still doesn't answer my question about whether i should upgrade my Gainward Golden Sample 7900GS to a 320GTS or even a 640GTS.

    Right now, in 32bit Vista Ultimate, i can't even get BF2142 to run above 10FPS, but in XP i get 70+ - darn Nvidia vista drivers.

    Think i'll be sticking to my 7 series card for now, and see how the prices for 8800s and even 8900's pan out in 6 months time.
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    WTF - You've got X1950XTX and XT's in there, but no 7900GTX? Shameful! :) People are going to want to have their existing card directly compared to the new flock.

    I can't quite believe it, tbh.

    Brilliant review, let down by this shocking oversight.
     
  7. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Have to agree, it looks awesome.

    Although I do like the backplates XFX are putting on their cards, looks really cool. Wouldn't mind my case (well, the insides and back panel, hell maybe even the whole case) made out of that.

    I would really like to make the jump towards widescreen gaming, either with a 22" or a 24" screen, but then I've got to factor in that my 7800GTX probably won't be able to handle such high resolutions at full settings. Well, it can only really handle full settings at 1280x1024 if I have no AA on with some of the newer games like Medieval II.
     
  8. randosome

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    Shopping links for these cards doesnt work
    • BFGTech GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640MB UK
    • Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GTS TDH 320MB UK & US
    • XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB XXX Edition UK
    • XFX GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB XXX Edition UK
    (namley the UK lists which is a bit of a pain <_<)
     
  9. Tim S

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    yep, we're waiting for them to be added (hence why they just link to the shopping home pages) :(
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i think i will wait for the response from AMD......
     
  11. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    damn that EVGA looks fine!
    i think i might just buy one of them and put it on my desk rather than buy a new computer!!!!
    lol
     
  12. Major

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    Why the hell is the OC version of the 640MB card cheaper than the normal one?
     
  13. Orca

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    I guess this article seals the deal for me getting the eVGA* for my future setup. Cheers Bit-Tech :D

    *when I get the money that is... argh
     
  14. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I swear I've asked this before, but I can't remember the answer, sorry... is the eVGA ACS3 version any quieter than the 'stock' cooler?

    Cheers. :)
     
  15. Guest-16

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    It's the same fan, just heatsink shroud is different.
     
  16. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    :( Balls.

    OK, thanks for the heads up. :)

    Looks like I'll be trying out the watercooled one...
     
  17. sl1xx

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    EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX KO 768MB ACS³ Edition *** nice to see evga kicking xfx and bfg arse lol
     
  18. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Nice review!

    But i still would wait for the 8900 series of cards. They are better, faster, proberly cheaper to make and the die is shrinked to 80nm (now its 90nm) so less heat and more overclockable.
     
  19. Major

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    Is it possible for someone to clear up why the OC version of the 640MB is cheaper than the stock version? Thanks.
     
  20. Tim S

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    As far as I'm aware, it's actually replacing the non-OC version, hence why it's cheaper. :)
     
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