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Did you buy an 8800?

Total: 136 votes

  • Yes
  • 18 %
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  • 83 %
November 9, 2006 1:38:17 PM

If you bought one or didn't, say why please.

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November 9, 2006 2:00:33 PM

They arent for sale yet here in Holland. And if they where, i wouldnt buy one anyway. Why buy a €600,- card while my x800gto also plays everything. And the card is just overpriced, i would never pay that amount of money just for a graphics card.
November 9, 2006 2:24:45 PM

I very nearly did today.

I haven't "yet". I need to see more availability and possibly reviews on 680i SLI mobo.

Once I am sure about the 680i thing then I will make a purchase. I've waited this long, another week will not kill me I suppose. Plus gives me more time to either justify all this $ I've been spending to the wife or get it under the radar...hehe.
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November 9, 2006 2:31:35 PM

I prefer to spend 600€ for a holiday in a european city with parties and chicks, rather than on a GPU ;) 
November 9, 2006 2:34:24 PM

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I prefer to spend 600€ for a holiday in a european city with parties and chicks, rather than on a GPU ;) 


True.

Only i already live in Europe :lol: 
November 9, 2006 3:14:08 PM

I bought a gts. I stepped up from a x800 xt which I thought was just getting dated. I thought it was a good investment for the future, dx 10 and kills everything right now. I've always been an ATI guy so we'll see how this goes. I also only have a 19" monitor so the performance around those resolutions was just the nail. While I'm stepping up to this I'm getting a e6600 and 2 gb ram and coming from a 3700+ and 1 gb. If I had a SM 3.0 card right now I probably would have waited but whatever.
November 9, 2006 3:17:05 PM

i have a evga 7950 gx2 doing the step-up program before myn expires i only have to pay 150 for the 8800 gtx :) . dx10 hear i come.
November 9, 2006 3:38:58 PM

I have a friend who will probably buy one these week now that they're out. He's a stay-at-home dad who married into money... why not have the best toys if you're home all day and not paying for them yourself?
November 9, 2006 3:39:03 PM

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I very nearly did today.

I haven't "yet". I need to see more availability and possibly reviews on 680i SLI mobo.

Once I am sure about the 680i thing then I will make a purchase. I've waited this long, another week will not kill me I suppose. Plus gives me more time to either justify all this $ I've been spending to the wife or get it under the radar...hehe.


I read a review (on anandtech i think) of the Abit 680i Motherboard, apparently they got an FSB of 2100MHz (quad pumped) for one X6800 and an E6300 I think it was
November 9, 2006 3:49:21 PM

amen rodney and couger i hate you...... :) 
November 9, 2006 4:06:35 PM

I did not buy one because I'm waiting for 8600gt in the price range of $200.
November 9, 2006 4:10:15 PM

Yeah the 8600gt most be going to be great :D  .

From the 6 series on the *600gt always was a verry good deal
November 9, 2006 4:24:54 PM

I'm still looking for a place to rob. Seems there's camera everywhere these days. But I got to upgrade next year, and by then there should be a better DX10 from ATI and Nvidia, hopefully with an appealing price.
November 9, 2006 4:54:54 PM

Nope. I'm going to try to make an educated decision once I see ATI's offerings.
November 9, 2006 5:02:01 PM

No. Still using AGP...
November 9, 2006 5:46:29 PM

I bought a 8800gts on the way home from work yesterday. It rocks and is night and day faster than my highly o/c'd 7900gt. I run a matrox triplehead setup and need all the power i can get to pump out that 3840x1024 resolution. Upgrading to a kentsfield as soon as i can find one some place. I'm still on an older 3.6 P4 now so i didn't want to go with the gtx due to power reqts that this box doesn't meet. I will most likely step up to the gtx when i get my kentsfield box built.
November 9, 2006 5:52:37 PM

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I prefer to spend 600€ for a holiday in a european city with parties and chicks, rather than on a GPU ;) 
Why go there when you can enjoy a girlfriend at home. ;) 
November 9, 2006 6:04:09 PM

I didn't but it, and I'm not planning to.

My plan is to get a new video card next fall, along with Vista, and more RAM, so I can enjoy DX10 games.

DX10 games will probably start showing up in the summer, so I think my plan is pretty good.
November 9, 2006 6:08:08 PM

Waiting for ATI's DX10 card and the reviews that will compare it with nvidia. Then I'll decide, but I may wait for the mid-range cards to come out to see which is the best value.
November 9, 2006 6:45:55 PM

It's too f*cking big to fit in my Antec P180!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Running on a x1900xt I picked up for under $300 CAN anyway, so no hurry
November 9, 2006 6:51:48 PM

By the time UT2007 or Crysis comes out, the Geforce 8800GTX won't be top of the line.
November 9, 2006 6:52:27 PM

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I didn't but it, and I'm not planning to.

My plan is to get a new video card next fall, along with Vista, and more RAM, so I can enjoy DX10 games.

DX10 games will probably start showing up in the summer, so I think my plan is pretty good.


Hopefully, PCI Express Gen 2 won't be out before then :( 
November 9, 2006 6:53:54 PM

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It's too f*cking big to fit in my Antec P180!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Running on a x1900xt I picked up for under $300 CAN anyway, so no hurry


I find that hard to believe. If you remove the middle hdd cage, you should have plenty of room. Just move whatever hard drives from the middle cage into the lower cage or buy 5.25" mounts for 3.5" hdd :wink:
November 9, 2006 6:55:41 PM

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By the time UT2007 or Crysis comes out, the Geforce 8800GTX won't be top of the line.


Agreed! Sounds familiar... oh yea, the PS3!!! Has last gens gfx and is coming out this month. LAME!

I'm happy with my 360 :D 
November 9, 2006 7:02:45 PM

simple:

1. They are ridiculously expensive for performance that just isnt needed right now

2. Im waiting for ATI's R600 core because I prefer ATI's software and VIVO functions (and i have a feeling they may offer more bang for buck)
November 9, 2006 7:03:43 PM

Agreed! :D 

Plus, I have an 975X chipset that supports crossfire :p 
November 9, 2006 8:50:53 PM

Unless something drastic comes up, I will probably wait for gen 2 of nVidia and ATI to arrive then decide. Give them time to clean up their designs. Who knows, maybe they will be smaller in size and use less power. (Then again maybe they will be larger in size and use more power :)  )
November 9, 2006 9:23:53 PM

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It's too f*cking big to fit in my Antec P180!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's about 1 inch longer than the X1950XTX. Should fit fine.

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By the time UT2007 or Crysis comes out, the Geforce 8800GTX won't be top of the line.

Yea, 8900s should be out, and R600s. But 8800s will still be pretty darn good.

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Hopefully, PCI Express Gen 2 won't be out before then

Could be. But current PCI-E 16X cards will work on it. It (PCI-E 2.0) should have (so I read somewhere) backwards capability.
November 11, 2006 9:07:13 PM

I did not buy one because I already have an overclocked X1900XT. I plan on buying an R600 in about a year.
November 11, 2006 9:34:39 PM

Ordered a new rig with one in it... Should have it next week. I want to play Oblivion at 1600x1200 with all the pretties and 30fps, instead of 800x600 with none of the pretties and 15 fps (like with my 6200...)
November 11, 2006 10:18:34 PM

I got one GTX
reasons
1. I have not bought a video card in over a year
2.Double the performance of old setup (2 7800GT's)
3.Alan Wake and crysis look great
4.I love great graphics
5. I have credit card with a huge limit
6. I spend alot of time gaming, makes sense
November 11, 2006 11:22:01 PM

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I got one GTX
reasons
1. I have not bought a video card in over a year
2.Double the performance of old setup (2 7800GT's)
3.Alan Wake and crysis look great
4.I love great graphics
5. I have credit card with a huge limit
6. I spend alot of time gaming, makes sense


1. Thats actually not a very long time
2. Yes, most likely
3. Yes, y front creamingly good
4. Yes, im such a sucker as well.
5. Naughty boy
6. And Yes, fair play, at least its a cheaper hobby than modding crap cars
November 11, 2006 11:29:50 PM

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1. Thats actually not a very long time


I wanted to upgrade to every Nvidia card 7800GTX 7900 and so forth but I waited it out

I got the 7800GT's a month or so after they were relaesed

7800GT sli 35 AVG FPS in 2142 with 2xAA high settings
8800GTX 70 FPS AVG in 2142 with 16x AA and 16X AF high settings, it looks much better no 10 FPS bog downs
November 12, 2006 12:05:16 AM

NO

because

1) way tooooooooooooooooooo expensive
2) power-hungry
3) big as hell, will not let you plug in anything under it and may interfere with the hard drive
4) games not ready for dx10
5) runs hot in most cases

and the most important

6) if you want one, you will have to make sure you have a big case and the right power supply and if you dont, those $650 (or $450) will not stay in $650, will go over $1000!
November 12, 2006 1:22:59 AM

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Nope. I'm going to try to make an educated decision once I see ATI's offerings.


The problem is... it's gonna be a few months yet before ATI's card, by which time nVidia will already have someting else coming down the pipeline..

At some point you gotta just do it and know that your stuff will be outdated in 6 months or so no matter what you do, otherwise you'll just wait forever.

The reason I went with a couple of 8800 GTX's now is that these really are a whole new architecture. Nvidia only do that once every few years. Any new products will be basically this chipset with performance tweaks/higher clock rates or possibly just more cores, but basically the same thing for at least the next 2 years.

Also, they seem to always release top-end GTX versions of new models first and assuming it goes the same way as the 5, 6 and 7 series the first GTX models hold the performance crown until nearly the end of the product cycle as newer models tend to be cut-down cheaper versions (GS, GT, etc) of the top-end cards until nearly the end.

Sure they'll probably be beaten on benchmarks or on paper by new products in a few months, but it will take a long while before there's actually a game out that can make 2 sli'd 8800GTX's be too slow.
November 12, 2006 2:04:58 AM

I got a BFG 7600GT and it does and will do everything I need it to do for the next couple of years I hope. Besides if I spent that much on a video card my wife would want that much in jewelry.....so it would cost me around $1200 LOL....
November 12, 2006 2:07:07 AM

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Sure they'll probably be beaten on benchmarks or on paper by new products in a few months, but it will take a long while before there's actually a game out that can make 2 sli'd 8800GTX's be too slow.
If you own a monitor with a resolution of 2560x1600 with 4xAA, F.E.A.R. and Oblivion will be just about maxing out the performance of two 8800GTXs.
November 12, 2006 4:53:06 AM

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Nope. I'm going to try to make an educated decision once I see ATI's offerings.

Me too
November 12, 2006 5:56:59 AM

I have a AGP also. Waiting a few months for p38/x38.
It will be a quantum leap!
This might be a very wise move if the Intel CPU sockets change.
November 12, 2006 6:38:57 AM

Grrr... if Intel does another socket change, I'll kill the part of my brain that loves computers! :evil: 

JEEZ INTEL/AMD/NVIDIA/ATI!!!! LET THE SOFTWARE CATCH UP!!! :oops: 

I just got a Core 2 Duo and now Quad Core is out within four months?! 8O

*sighs* Computer technology is getting ridiculous! Before you know it, we'll have environmentalist on our backs about resources for computer parts (if the environmentalist haven't started already! 8O )
November 12, 2006 6:42:43 AM

I really don't know when the next socket change is. If there is no socket change for 2007, then I'll buy a new PC NOW. :twisted:
November 12, 2006 7:10:58 AM

no because I use AGP! Both ways, I would never buy something like that until I got comparisons to the r600. I'm not gonna repeat my mistake with the GF 5200.....
November 12, 2006 7:33:33 AM

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Before you know it, we'll have environmentalist on our backs about resources for computer parts (if the environmentalist haven't started already! 8O )


They have, thats what this RoHS and power factor correction crap is about....

Destroy all the rainforests, concrete the world, and run CO2-O2 generators for oxygen is my personal opinion but hey.

As for the 8800GTX question, I'll be buying one at the end of the month as I originally planned :) 
November 12, 2006 7:57:01 AM

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at least its a cheaper hobby than modding crap cars


That puts it all into perspective, really! It made me nearly laugh myself off my chair.

Only a hardcore enthusiast with money to burn (or with a credit card and no self-discipline :wink:)  would buy one of these cards as you're paying a very hefty 'early adopter' premium. Within a month or two there will be cards out that perform the same but cost half the price, run cooler & quieter and use far less power. The first iteration of every new gfx generation are always noisy, expensive power-hungry monsters.

Besides, if I told my wife that I'd spent over 300 quid on a graphics card she'd have me sectioned.
November 12, 2006 10:25:31 AM

Near as I can tell,there are non up here in western CANADA.Oh well,guess we'll have to wait for it then.Later.

Dahak

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November 12, 2006 11:29:20 AM

When dx10 becomes the widespread standard, ATI has a counter offer, I've seen lots benchies, and the price drops to $200, I'll buy one then, though it may not be the 8800.
There is no way I am going to pay $600 for a video card, or for that matter ever rush ahead to buy brand new technology of any kind. It's always a total waste of money.
November 12, 2006 12:13:14 PM

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Sure they'll probably be beaten on benchmarks or on paper by new products in a few months, but it will take a long while before there's actually a game out that can make 2 sli'd 8800GTX's be too slow.
If you own a monitor with a resolution of 2560x1600 with 4xAA, F.E.A.R. and Oblivion will be just about maxing out the performance of two 8800GTXs.

The drivers for the 8800GTX are not even any where near mature enough to take full advantage of this card. After a couple of driver updates you can expect the performance to be a good bit better than it is already.
November 12, 2006 12:15:48 PM

Not buying DX 10 yet. It's too expensive and I am happy with my setup for now. Also, this purchase would also force me to buy a high end PS which would add probably another 200.00 $ to the deal. I am sure I will upgrade somewhere down the road but right now it's not the time for me.
November 12, 2006 12:20:50 PM

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I really don't know when the next socket change is. If there is no socket change for 2007, then I'll buy a new PC NOW. :twisted:


There won't be a socket change for 2007. Too many socket changes was one of the things Intel has been beaten up about before 775. Also they're releasing all the new quad conroes on 775.

>> then I'll buy a new PC NOW.
Buy a PC? :roll: What like a Dell or somethng? :roll: :roll:
You should build your own so you get something worth having.
November 12, 2006 12:40:49 PM

i think that the 8800 is a poor design physically and am waiting for the next line of nvidia cards (8900)
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