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Old May 21, 2008, 02:48 PM
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I hope the performance justify's the price. But 500 is definitely worth paying if its as good as the hype.

Perhaps its time to sell my 8800GTX to raise some capital although I doubt ill get more than $185 for it shipped.
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PhysX Ready? I thought it was going to HAVE it.
I feel rip'd off already!
talking to my contact will let u kno i believe it has it but will check to make sure price and if it has phsx
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Omg I cant wait any longer!!!!...... The anticipation is too Great!!!
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It's about damn time. I wonder how this compares to the 4870
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INCLUDES PHSX HAS IT CONFIRMED BY my Contact
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This looks more promising then the 4870.

Man I have been wanting to upgrade my GTS320 for a long time and this summer I am taking the plunge for the highest end card. Unless it cost is way higher than performance increase. Hoping I don't have to spend more than 600.
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I still cant beleive that nvidia is still using ddr3... How long has it been since gddr3 came out. As well, I would like to see how ATI's 512bit gddr5 goes vs nvidia's 512bit of gddr3. This looks like it's going to be an epic battle. I would also like to aknoledge SKYTML for being the first reviewer that I have seen so far that is so active in the community, grats.

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You mean, 256-bit GDDR5 on ATI's part. I'd always been given to understand that higher latencies are unavoidable for the newer, faster memory specs. So whether doubling the speed and halving the width of the bus equals out or not, I suppose we'll see.

That said, if Nvidia's 512-bit GDDR3 interface somehow turns out be a bottleneck, that going to mean one beast of a core.
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Well if the ram is fast then the small bit bus is fine but slower ram like GDDR3 benefits greatly from a larger bit bus. I wish ATI had 512 bit bus and GDDR5 and but when it all comes down to is will it give you more FPS.
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Well if the ram is fast then the small bit bus is fine but slower ram like GDDR3 benefits greatly from a larger bit bus. I wish ATI had 512 bit bus and GDDR5 and but when it all comes down to is will it give you more FPS.
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GDDR5 + 256 bit > GDDR3 + 512 bit

The possibilities for GDDR5 are stunning but let's be honest here for a moment; if the core itself is not fast enough to take advantage of it, it will be there for nothing. Take the HD3870 for example. Once the memory was clocked above 2400Mhz, there was next to no increase in FPS or even 3DMarks until the core was overclocked as well.
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