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vdf22 February 28, 2008 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by magictorch (Post 43017)
whats coming in the fall? thats when Im hoping to upgrade the gpu..........

Personally ill wait for the reviews on this before passing judgment--I wonder if the days of hitting us with massive leaps forward in GPU power are over for a bit...the 8800 revolution is getting a bit long in the tooth now and apart from a smaller core not too much has changed?

There should be a good deal more to choose from in the fall. ATI and Nvidia are (supposedly) both releasing new GPU's by then.

ebdoradz February 28, 2008 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by MpG (Post 43128)
Anyone who bought an 8800 GTX when they first came out, or even an Ultra, has got to be laughing their heads off these days.

yeah those 8800GTX are still high end card even if the 8800GTS 512 are out ....

those owner have done a nice move when they bought it

b1lk1 February 28, 2008 04:52 PM

The 8800GTX/Ultra cards are still the choice card for 1920X1200 and higher resolutions. For most of us, it is worth saving the extra now and buying a GTS. There is no reason at all to sell a GTX for any currently available cards.

Chilly February 28, 2008 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by MpG (Post 43128)
Whelp, ATI's got my money this time around. I've heard some talk of shader tweaks for the 9-series, but nothing beyond that. Not even a process shrink.

Anyone who bought an 8800 GTX when they first came out, or even an Ultra, has got to be laughing their heads off these days.

I know I am, I got a sick deal on my 8800 Ultra and even then back in July when I got it I was worried that I would quickly lose my value.... Simply speaking that wasn't and STILL isn't the case :bleh:.

That being said I have a damn itch to upgrade but can't... lol

tom.mullie March 1, 2008 12:07 PM

not actually so bad
this is actually a pretty good thing. think..., what was our issue with the 8800GTS 512? the memory bandwidth kills it. it barely performs better than a GT, even though it should kick the crap out of a GTX (21% advantage on the shaders, 17% advantage on the GPU). but the bandwidth is only 62.1GBps stock, versus 86. bringing that up to 70 should actually do a lot of good. and any over-clocked versions, which could bring that even higher, should be pretty nice. we could see a card that beats the current GTX by about 10%. considering that it is replacing the GTS (since the GX2 is presumably the new high-end option, despite the naming confusion), this is much less disappointing than it seems. any price under $450 (where the GX2 is expected to weigh in) is actually pretty excellent. the 8 series was an anomaly as far as how much it beat the 7 series. The 9 series is more promising than it seems on the surface.:thumb:

Mr. Cipher March 1, 2008 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by Thund3rball (Post 43004)
I am not going to put a lot of faith into that 3DM06 score posted as you can easily get 14K on a $220 8800GT :\

Really? I don't even hit 13k with my gtx...

darksideleader March 2, 2008 10:17 AM

ATI ftw can't wait to get a HD 3870x2 or if they make a new series during the summer.

K3T March 9, 2008 06:48 AM

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belgolas March 9, 2008 12:42 PM

Well in the summer I will get either the X2 or the GTX. Which ever is better.

yycraven March 11, 2008 12:40 AM


Originally Posted by Mr. Cipher (Post 43417)
Really? I don't even hit 13k with my gtx...

I can get 12400 on my 8800GT 512MB card on 3D06, you should be able to get more then 13k on your GTX, unless its your cpu holding you back

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