Does anyone know when ATI will be releasing a DX10 card to compete with Nvidia's 8800 graphics card? I.e. next few months or end of the year? I've read the below articles, but not sure what is going on.
ATI's R600 is supposed to be out early March, and nVidia is supposed to counter with their less expensive 8600 series, as well as the 320MB 8800GTS.. possibly an 8900 later. I'd expect ATI and nVidia to have high-end, mid-range, and low-end DX10 cards all out by May.. but who the hell knows lately.. there's been a ton of delays..
the looks of it would never make me buy that thing.Its damn ugly.
FYI , i owned ATI cards since 9700 Pro (9700Pro , 9800 XT , X850 , X1950Pro).Drop in prices for you means what?You`ll buy a cheap R600?No you wont.That beast as you said wont come cheap.You`ll buy a cheap 8800?Most probably (although not so cheap) ,so again its nvidia for you
The pictures that are going around are of the OEM VERSION. That is 12.4 inches long, and you would find it in computers from Dell, Voodoo, Alienware, etc.
The RETAIL VERSION will be 9.5-inches long (shorter than the 8800), and will come with the aesthetics that you're so worried about.\
I'm not upset, it's just irritation from reading the many threads about these pictures around the web.
Sooooo many posters are thinking that this is the retail version, and therefore commenting that it is ugly, and wasted space, so they disregard it. It builds up a negative image about this card, b4 it is even launched.