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News XFX brings forth the 8800 GT 256MB

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Nov 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    hmmzz... dont see the point in going back to 256mb, and i have 2 xfx cards. One of them came in a X shaped box.
     
  3. Akava

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    Agreed, not alot of point in going for the 256mb when you can get the 512mb for just a "little" bit more.
    My first XFX came in an X shaped box, was the coolest thing I had ever seen :D
     
  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    If your running a low res tft 1400x900 for example you don't need that much memory but you still need the speed for modern effects.
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Paper launch... hm. The 8800GT practically is anyway, as it's kinda hard to find anywhere with stock. :hehe: I've also watched prices of the 8800GT slowly creep up, as e-tailers realise they can make a little extra money off of the back of desire for the card. :( Shoulda bought two when I had the chance... ;)
     
  6. DrFreeze

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    i think the main selling point here will be the fact that its only 10-20 bucks more expensive then a typical 8600GTS. Compared to the GTS the 256mb GT suddenly offers about 3 times the processing power, over twice the memory bandwidth etc..

    id say ati better drop the price on their 2900GT to $100 soon :D

    the point is, this card isnt interesting for people wanting a 8800GT512, its interesting for people who where considering a 8600GT(S) and could justify the 10 extra bucks. It isnt your classic high end card, its a top notch mid-ender
     
  7. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    more affordable cards ain`t a bad thing .
     
  8. tranc3

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    budget box. :]
     
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