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Old October 31, 2007, 03:09 PM
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Not that impressive. Maybe in other tests it'll do better...
.7 FPS advantage doesn't impress me much either.

Waiting for more before I judge it thought, the GT looks to be the bang for buck pick.
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Old November 2, 2007, 01:02 PM
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Boy, this has been blown a bit out of proportion hasn't it? This is just a short-term refresh of the G80 GTS with a few shaders unlocked. On the other hand, it does present a great option for people who can't get their hands on an 8800GT.
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Old November 2, 2007, 01:23 PM
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As to the question above, it is a VERY good one. First of all the 112SP-based 8800GTS is not available in a non-overclocked version and next of all (I believe you were also refering to the GT review) we were not able to get our hands on a stock clocked 8800GT. To tell you the truth, it was only the overclocked versions from XFX and EVGA that were available through Canadian retailers on launch day. Finally, about the GTX question...in the review (or updated forum post depending on which way we decide to do this) there WILL be a GTX tested along with the 8800GTS 112SP since I finally got my hands on an stock Asus model. If you have any more question, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask. Oh, and for all upcoming reviews, the Very High detail setting will be used on Crysis benchamrks. Personally, I can't wait to bench the retail version since I hate benching demos (which is why the Crysis demo is the only demo benched). Remember, since I am running under Vista, medium settings means DX9 but when I am under High or Very High settings we are in Crysis DX10 mode. The benchmark you see above is done in Vista under High settings..which according to the task manager is DX10...which would explain the drop in performance

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Old November 2, 2007, 04:06 PM
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Any chance you could post a copy of the card's BIOS?
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Old November 2, 2007, 04:29 PM
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If you are hoping to see if it will work with a regular 8800GTS 640MB....that is already in process. We will be teaming up with another site to bring you the results.
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Old November 4, 2007, 06:17 PM
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Any word on the BIOS flash? Or do you have a copy of the BIOS?
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Old November 4, 2007, 09:02 PM
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The BIOS will be made available once we see if it will work on an regular 8800GTS 640MB. Expect compelte results and the BIOS file within the next few days.
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Old November 5, 2007, 05:39 AM
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Can't wait :) Any predictions yet? Hopefully, the extra 16sp aren't physically disabled... hopefully...
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Old November 7, 2007, 10:39 AM
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Old November 7, 2007, 11:31 AM
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If I'm not mistaking, th G80 chip on the SSC (the one reviewed by SKYMTL anyway) has the A2 core. Maybe only that A2 has the SPs that can be activated by the card's BIOS.
In the same thought, maybe the A3 is laser-cut/crippled/snipped and can't be soft-modded (don't get me wrong, I hope it does!!!! I could use the extra SPs).
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