Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Apr 2, 2008.
sounds like a great way to ruin a weekend
Great way to enjoy a weekend but each to their own
but... what do you do with thousands of dollars of top-of-the-line computer.. after benching the hell out of it?.. if you don't play games
does it just sit there? and get used for word processing and emailing?
not gaming on that thing should be a sin :'(
haha. not that i'm saying benching isn't fun (oh yes, yes it is)... but.. still.. woah
When your hardware is benched out you sell it and buy something else to bench , or put it aside while testing different stuff then revisit it later , there are lots of options .
well, when you've already benched the best.. isn't it a bit of a letdown to downgrade? lol.
still. as a gamer it confuses my narrow mind. haha.
and selling it... doesn't sit right with me, you still need a PC even if all you do on it is word process or something :-\
Thats what the second pc is for , I love my KVM .
Exactly ..... play and sell
Example .... buy my 9800gtx now .... bench .... sell in July and buy 9900 gtx ...
Yes i know...expensive hobby
There are more expensive hobbies around anyway keeps you off the streets and out of trouble ahaha
there isn't (afaik) a card such as that set to come out at all :-\
unless you know things no one else does.
i would say i wish i had that kinda money.. but.. i wouldn't spend it on benching haha (i'd just cut the chase and go straight to two GX2's lol.)
and why do that... when you can just get the 9800GX2 and have the top card for ages?
based on the GT200 core
why isn't it in the 9 series thread?
no idea, probably because there's no solid info on it yet? you'd have to ask digital_monkey
This is a 9*** series thread
Should have my cards in next week some time (fingers crossed)
Aslo just recieved info on my cpu:
"OH! BY THE WAY I SENT YOU A CHIP THAT DOES BETTER THAN OUR AVERAGE GOLDEN CHIPS BUT HAS A VERY SENSITIVE COLD BUG SPOT. IF YOUR GOOD WITH LN2 YOU SHULD FIGURE THE SPOT OUT IN NO TIME, BUT OVERALL ITS A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE ONE YOU WERE SUPOSE TO BE SHIPPED. NO EXTRA CHARGE ...ITS ON ME BUDDY"
*shrugs* because it was posted so close to april fools in the USA. But i've posted it in the 9-series thread now..
As above, we expect new cards in June/July if no delays are encountered, the GT200 name is something that gets thrown around a bit and there really isnt many ways to confirm it.
ah true. fair enough.
but what is with the GT200 naming
why go to 200??. they could at least have their core names make sense, it's bad enough that it goes x0 as the top cards.. then x2/x4 as the lower cards (normally that is) :-\
I believe they are some internal codenames.. *shrugs*
Just picked up my 2 xfx 9800gtx xxx cards . Having a look at them and noticed in came bundled with a thin grey cable that splits into two at one end. It plugs into the side of the card. Anyone know what this is???
Sorry if noob Q but doesn't say anything in manuals about it.
Pretty sure XFX cards some with a HDMI upgrade kit..so that may be it?? so it should be a SPDIF cable (2pin). Like in this picture... http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles/2008/03/30153942711l.jpg
If you get a chance, upload some pictures of you're rig..HERE
Their don't seem to be many 3-way SLI reviews up and out there - Dig Monkey have you seen any other than the Tweaktown (I don't really count the Anandtech 'cos they had issues with their ES 790i).
Just received my 790i ultra board and am waiting on ram and new cpu to get some more numbers for 9800GTX SLI, was looking at the prices and considering a third hence the question re: 3-way SLI benches.
Crysis with E8400@3.6, 2GB corsair PC10000, 780i and 2x9800GTX ran like a relative dream on WinXP 1920x1200, all set to high. In the more hectic sessions the frames dropped a little but they never reached an unplayable level. I tend to not use fraps as I prefer to do a "how my eye sees it" style review of games though I am happy to get some fraps numbers if people want it.
I think these cards fill a decent niche for people looking to get a new card, move up from the 7- or low 8- series, or even who want much higher benches than the old G80 used to achieve. They are a performance card, perhaps not next-gen, but are offered at decent prices IMO and I'm very happy with mine so far. Nvidia have a decent range now for people looking for a new card... 8800gt, 9800gtx, (in this next price bracket I would slot the 3870X2) and then the 9800GX2 if it's your thing.
Ummm.. the one i've seen is a non-english one, that can be found here: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=zh|en&u=http://www.pconline.com.cn/diy/graphics/reviews/0803/1257057.html
I'll have a scout around the net for some english reviews....