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I pulled the trigger on the 8800GTX

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November 8, 2006 6:51:41 PM

thanx to EVGA's wonderful step-up program i squeezed the trigger for the 8800GTX,
I paid $253.99 for the 7900GTO
The retail price of the 8800GTX is $649.99
So the balance due is $409.32 plus shipping
It's currently on backorder, i have no clue how long i will have to wait since it is first come, first serve..
I can't wait to get my hands on that graphics dragster.

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Anonymous
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November 8, 2006 7:14:37 PM

Cool, early Pre - R600 data indicate you will be very happy with you're puchase...As long as you dont game in 1280X1024 =)
November 8, 2006 7:18:13 PM

1440x900 is native, will that be okay or should i pull back to the 8800GTS...?
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2006 7:22:11 PM

Well it should play almost anything you throw at it max details, 16AF and 8x/16X AA. The Gts might do that but the extra horsepower of the GTX is real and upcoming games/DX10 tittle(allan wake, UT2007 etc) might make good use of it. If you have the $$ go for it. You might not see immediate returns though(GTS/GTX wise)
November 8, 2006 7:28:13 PM

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...As long as you dont game in 1280X1024 =)


Whats wrong with 1280 x 1024?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2006 7:37:09 PM

Nothing, just that a much cheaper card can handle it just fine for most current game at 1280X1024. SO it's pointless to jump so fast on the card when your current one does almost anything you need.

Much wiser to wait until new tittle that your card can't run at 1280, then you upgrade, better price/choice/knowledge of the products!
November 8, 2006 7:41:33 PM

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Nothing, just that a much cheaper card can handle it just fine for most current game at 1280X1024. SO it's pointless to jump so fast on the card when your current one does almost anything you need.

Yea, mad-dog's GTO can handle it with no problems, but stronger cards are much better at higher resolutions.

Anyway,
Congrats on a successful bank robbery :wink: Nice card, enjoy it.
November 8, 2006 8:14:43 PM

Thanks. I wasn't thinking in those terms.
November 8, 2006 8:38:36 PM

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Cool, early Pre - R600 data indicate you will be very happy with you're puchase...As long as you dont game in 1280X1024 =)


What do u mean pre R600 data? Are u talking 8800GTX or R600?
a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2006 8:39:23 PM

Key word is MOST. The 7900GTO overclocked until the memory fails wouldn't come close to maxing out Oblivion at 12x10, even despite not being able to run FSAA + HDR. This 8800GTX is handling 8Xaa+HDR at 16x12 and every setting at maximum! That's one thing I did not expect it to be able to do.
November 8, 2006 8:53:42 PM

True. I was also surprised at how well Oblivion was handled. I thought with the added stress of AA + HDR it would cripple performance to where you may not gain any FPS over perhaps a 7900GTX, but the 8800GTX would just look better. Which is nice in it's own right, just maybe not worth the price upgrade.

You will be happy with the G80 I'm sure! It should show it's muscle when DX10 games start coming out.
a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2006 9:11:22 PM

To me that's the untapped potential.

The GTS performed damn well in Oblivion even compared to GX2 Quad Sli and X1900XTX Xfire.

I think the impressive thing isn't the older games, but it's truely the newer more shader heavy titles where it will be able to handle the added stress much better than the traditional architectures.

That looks very promising really, and I wonder now WTF they held off onn those numbers for, the [H] review Oblivion section is really convincing IMO, much more so than all the other reviews.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2006 9:19:17 PM

I meant: we don't have any R600 data, so the 8800 might get annihilated for the same money in less then 3 month.

Right now, wow what a card, in 3 months...who knows.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2006 9:26:16 PM

Tottaly agree...again :oops:  ...

I Like the fact that the lower, yet pretty nice 8XAF and 4XAA are almost free...That shows in oblivion.

And I am really impressed with nVidia, such a huge piece of silicon with a descent price for the performance, hard lunch, goof IQ, unified, blah blah...=)
Well balanced chip IMO, thinking of going for the GTS since I play at 1280 right now, but I will get a new screen in the ~1600, seems to do fine. On another hand 25% more (memory/Streaming engine), for ~25% performance for 25% more money, that's not a bad deal! Might come in handy in future games! and it also shows the nice scaling of the unified arch.

Remember Raven telling me it WOULD NOT be unified. YAY!
a b U Graphics card
November 8, 2006 10:01:10 PM

Yeah, [H] Oblivion is what really got me wanting one, but even looking at 12x10 max in foliage with HDR and 4x/8x. Look what it does to my X1800XT at 12x10 even. And mine is the 256MB version. :cry: 



Taken from FS's review:
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_8800...

But [H]'s maxed out 16x12, or FS's HDR+4x/8x at 19x12 in foliage are truely impressive.
November 8, 2006 10:01:11 PM

Quote:
thanx to EVGA's wonderful step-up program i squeezed the trigger for the 8800GTX,
I paid $253.99 for the 7900GTO
The retail price of the 8800GTX is $649.99
So the balance due is $409.32 plus shipping
It's currently on backorder, i have no clue how long i will have to wait since it is first come, first serve..
I can't wait to get my hands on that graphics dragster.


i did the stup up as well from 7950 GX2= 499 to the 8800 gtx=650 have to pay 150 worth it for this card
November 8, 2006 11:12:34 PM

Yeah I've never been able to pull off AA with my X1800XT 512. HDR was much better at not taking up resources in Oblivion.
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