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  1. The 9800GTX Looks Good..

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  2. Blah I Need More Power!!

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  3. I Love Some Three Way SLI Action!!

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  4. Time To Look At ATI??

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  1. mockier

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    WTF. So much for all the hype from Nvidia about it being twice as fast etc. I'm used to taking hype with a pinch of salt but this card is a real joke.

    I can't see any reason for anyone with an 8800GTX to upgrade which is annoying since we still can't get Crysis running on full settings at High res.

    Gotta say I'm real disappointed by this refresh card. How many refreshes is that so far? I've lost count.

    So we wait till the end of the year... if they don't refresh again.

    It's enough to make me go back to ATI out of spite.
     
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    Was going to stay up to read a couple reviews by the came out later than i expected. Needed to catch some ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz :D

    Yep they really seem to be good product out on the market, but considering they make most the components and motherboards of some pc systems, it good to see them selling their own branded stuff..we dont see much of it here in Australia.

    It may be a overclocked 8800GTS 512, but imagine a 9800GTX pushed to its limit..it would be higher than a 8800GTS 512 could go :D but i think what pushed a lot on enthusiast to this card is its Tri-SLI Support.

    Yep, seems to push out those numbers well, when overclocked :D

    Cheers for that, anandtech took their damn time to list their review.

    Most of the hype from what i recall is that the 9800GX2 is going to be about 30% faster than a Ultra, any hype that was with the 9800GTX was squashed when the specs made light a couple of months back. *shrugs*
     
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    Im an ATI man... But damn that looks sweet.. ;p
     
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    I'm getting really peeved with these new driver updates that are ONLY coming out for the new 9-series cards and nvidia is shunting 8-series owners.

    Just released 174.74 drivers but nothing for the 8-series, i know you can hack the drivers a bit but you really shouldnt have to do something like that to get some new features.

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_174.74_whql.html
     
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    Damn I just got the 174.53 x64 drivers last night and get up this morning to see the 174.74 x64 released...
     
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    Well exited and overwhelmed I'm not..

    Looks like I'll be keeping my 8800GTX for at least a little longer yet. I've never had a video card have such a long useful life since my old trusty GF4-4400.
     
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    my 8800gtx has been the best gfx purchase in a long time. Will upgrade when the true nextgen arrives.
     
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    For all us 8800GTX owners, 9900 here we come...

    http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/NVIDIA_GT200_:_GeForce_9900_GTX_&_9900_GT_In_Q3/5684.html

    Time to wait and see what another six months brings....

    No it is not some April Fool jokes. VR-Zone has learned that there will be two high end parts from Nvidia to replace the current GeForce 9800 GX2 and 9800 GTX in Q3. These two parts are GeForce 9900 GTX and GeForce 9900 GT based on the new GT200 architecture. GeForce 9800 GX2 and GTX will have a short lifespan since they will be replaced in a couple of months time. Nvidia has positioned GeForce 9900 GTX to replace 9800 GX2 and this gave a clue that a single GT200 card will actually outperform a dual G92 card. Likewise for GeForce 9900 GT, outperforming and replacing 9800 GTX. CJ revealed to us that Nvidia will have a hard time fitting GT200 onto the PCB since the GPU is gonna be large and very power hungry so we can probably assume it is still 65nm based. The PCB for GT200 will be P651.

     
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    Under that info on the VRZone website, the related products seem interesting, wonder how the Birch Grill Flooring Grills and Vents will stack up against the GTX and GX2
     
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    Wow the april fools card is here . LOL the fastest card on the planet :rofl:
     
  12. uewepuep

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    I bought one yesterday. It's an awfully fast card compared to my old 7800gt but I'm a bit disappointed it doesn't thrash the 8800gtx. Especially as my mate has had one for over a year.

    I also had the re-rivet my drive bay further forward in my lianli pc60. Stupid large video cards.
     
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    If they beefed the memeory interface to 384bit i think it would of started to make some bigger gains :S

    Having a look at the Anandtech results for Crysis..all the cards take a big fat dump when pushing the resolutions to 2560x1600, the 8800Ultra still rips them a new one..hahah

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    http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3275&p=4
     
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  14. stablez

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    Yes, very correct. I'll keep my 8800gts 640mb for next new core. Besides, there's only one main game "Crysis" that benefit's this. Nothing spectacular:mad:
     
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    If it was double the speed of an 8800GTX then it would be something to buy, and may be able to last some time before another upgrade.
     
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    So is this it? how long till the next card comes out?

    I don't think i see a point in upgrading from my 8800gts 320mb.
     
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    I think you will notice the difference, but if the games you play atm run okay..then i wouldn't see much of a point.

    Some months thrown around are in the July 2008 region, maybe a bit later if nvidia experience any delays, same goes got ATI.

    But from early reports its still going to be based on the G92 core to some extent, information on the topic is pretty scarce at the moment.
     
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    That 2560x1600 one is weird the SLI'd Ultras wipe the 9800GTX SLI'd etc but in single card it loses. So this mite show imature drivers or......The fact that there memory 256bit memory is causing it? Mite be wrong here.
     
  19. jakiman

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    Hmm. Fast but not enough to warrant another $400.
    I guess I'll just wait for 10800GTX or something. :D
     
  20. L0che

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    The 9800gtx certainly looks the same as the 8800gts. But on the plus side, its only slightly more expensive than the 8800gts.
     

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