Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Graffix, 13 Nov 2005.
Im intending to buy two if it really is that good! If not then its X1800XT all the way
how about you buy 2 and give 1 to me
Hrm, seems the performance boost is quite nice from the extra clocks. The memory seems to be insane on these things, 1.1ns, hitting nearly 1000mhz in some reviews....
You can read all about it here.
Nice review... seems like another win for NV. I was surprised to see how little difference there was in BF2, but with the newer titles like FEAR, there's a pretty impressive increase
The difference in smoothness was massive between the two, but there's only so much further that you can go with settings - we were already at the max with an XFX Extreme Gamer, so you just get more performance with better texture filtering.
You guys see the clocks on the BFG? 580/1750MHz... Found it for US$699.99 at Tiger. Anyone find it anywhere else yet?
On this side of the pond nobody seems to have stock. According to the store figures clocks are as follows:
Gainward (550/1700) £485 Komplett - 50 Pieces expected 14/11/05
POV (580/1730?) £475.01 Komplett - No Stock waiting for delivery date
XFX (580/1730) £512.01 Komplett - Waiting expected 22/11/05
Also at £511.07 OCUK - 1-3 Days
and £516.99 Scan - X Not in Stock
BFG (580/1750) OCUK - Pre-Order
Leadtek (550/1700) £499.32 OCUK 1-3 Days
So no stock yet, and a no show at Dabs and Ebuyer. Figures will probably change tomorrow sometime.
Sweet muther...look at those prices
Btw appears that the core clocks over 600 and the memory about 100 over stock (stock cooling). Places such as Nordic Hardware have put up previews of there initial test runs on overclocking. They managed to get 11,100 in 3dmark05 after the amx stock cooler overclock.
But still I dont know how to justify it, considering a good 256MB GTX overclocks to near 550 core anyhow, and gets nearly 8,500.
Also theres already talk of the next gen of Nvidia and even ATI cards being just round the corner i.e. waiting in the wings.
Roudn and round we go
You can only play the waiting game for so long, it's not fair - I guess you just have to put your foot down
BTW, welcome to Bit
Cheers bud, appreciate it
Iv been aroudn for a while on here, but I whent quite for a few months, came back and foudn a new forum look and my post count reset lol
Thats Life ! grrrr
On the gfx cards front, im just gonna stick with my GFX 256MB that clocks lubly
By the time the 512MB and mad clocks actually start becoming *usefull*, we will either have new cards out or they will be due out in a short time.
Thats it! Im putting my foot down
The problem is though that there will always be somthing new around the corner and if you always wait you will never buy anything. Somtimes you just got to bite the bullet.
god damn it more and more cards.... I just got a 7800GTX with 256mb but no there has to be one with 512mb cant they just at least let me enjoy the card for one day
Anyways great review of the card on Bit-tech
uh, mine showed up in the states from newegg yesterday...going to go get fitted for a waterblock, and maybe boot it up on air just to play Saturday.
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