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Geforce 8600gts and lower out tomorrow?

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Total: 20 votes

  • Wikipedia? What the hell!!!
  • 10 %
  • Man I can''t believe you are that desperate... to go to wikipedia
  • 25 %
  • Well then, ill be checking newegg tomorrow! :P
  • 50 %
  • This better not dissapoint me, or EvilTwin''s head is on a platter.
  • 15 %
April 16, 2007 8:00:52 PM

Ok so... I know this isnt the most reliable source to get information from since its all public based, but I can't help but think that if its true we might have some more dx10 goodies tomorrow :D 

If it isn't correct (which it probably isn't) there wasnt any harm in getting anybody exciting about the upcoming release anyway since it is very soon no doubt. Hopefully before may 1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geforce_8


hahah youll have to scroll down a bit and check the chart for the 8600 release
April 16, 2007 10:06:35 PM

It wouldn't surprise me. ZipZoomFly already has MSI 8600GTS' in stock and on sale. The same goes fro some Best Buys. It could be entirely possible.
April 16, 2007 10:12:26 PM

talk about a silent release then
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April 16, 2007 10:38:31 PM

It really is too bad they dropped the 8600Ultra. It was supposed to have a 256-bit bus and would have been a real mid-range screamer. As it stands now, just about all they have going for them is DX10 support. And, IMO, that isn't a selling point if the card won't be able to use the new graphics at playable frame rates.
April 16, 2007 10:44:46 PM

it scored similar to that of the 7900gt/gtx in 3dmark06. Of course well contribute that to the insanely high clockspeeds
April 16, 2007 10:57:48 PM

The 8600's are indeed on sale now. They are about $250 at the local Best Buy, so I'm waiting for ATI's cards to come out.
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2007 11:07:20 PM

This morning newegg had a MSI 8500GT for $98, I thought I was seeing things. Lo and behold, later in the day it was removed. I bookmarked the link so I could check back on it but its missing now.
April 16, 2007 11:17:42 PM

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It really is too bad they dropped the 8600Ultra. It was supposed to have a 256-bit bus and would have been a real mid-range screamer. As it stands now, just about all they have going for them is DX10 support. And, IMO, that isn't a selling point if the card won't be able to use the new graphics at playable frame rates.


Yeah, what I am hoping for is a price cut on the 8800 640 meg so I can finally afford one.
April 16, 2007 11:26:33 PM

Yeah, they took the 8500GT off in the last few hours. When I posted at around 5 the card was still there. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2007 11:36:11 PM

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it scored similar to that of the 7900gt/gtx in 3dmark06. Of course well contribute that to the insanely high clockspeeds


Yeah and it seems that's the only thing it's good at compared to a GF7900GTX, 3Dmark.

In actual gameplay early leaked benchies have been showing it lackluster.

If I were anyone considering one of these, I'd wait for in depth tests from the likes of Xbit Labs, TechReport, BitTech and [H]ard|OCP.

I have a feeling that the 8600GTS is going to struggle aganst it's sub $250 rivals and FPS/$ will be relatively low. And for DX10, I'd say spend the slight extra money for a GTS-320 instead.

The GF8600GTS needs to be well below $200.

PS, I voted 'dissapoint' because I like seeing severed heads, dunno why, but they're cool. :twisted:
April 17, 2007 12:23:23 AM

the 8800gts is a steal right now anyway, if anybody wants one get one they are selling for <250 now
April 17, 2007 12:28:43 AM

scratch that, it was earlier today, but prices were raised again
April 17, 2007 12:51:12 AM

The funny part is I was just researching up on the 8600. go to yahoo and type nvidia 8600 release date and whole bnuch wbesite say it on MArch 17, 2007.
April 17, 2007 1:09:59 AM

It doesn't matter because until I want a DX10 game my card will have about the same if not better performance.
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2007 1:12:43 AM

Eh, estie de tête carrée! It's not gibberish you provincial B00B ! :tongue:

Anywhoo, kind proves the point, the only game(s) the $250 GTS does well in compared to the $120 X1950GT is the nV-centric Quake 4 and Splinter Cell, everything else is equal or better on the X1950GT.

Not a compeling reason to spend twice as much money! 8O

I suspect we'll see the GTS come down to mid $150-170 very shortly.
April 17, 2007 1:39:07 AM

Well, maybe that mysterious "8600 Ultra" will exist after all...

If there is this rumor about the 8800 Ultra, then why not? Seems like a logical step-up, with (i.e.) 256-bit GDDR3, and perhaps some more shaders, 64 maybe.

That would fill the void between the 8600GTS and the 8800GTS, giving the crowd the mid-range miracle they want.
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2007 1:42:09 AM

I have a feeling something similar will eventually come (although likely GF8700 knowing nV's naming strategy in the past), and it will be like ATi's X1650XT a much later after thought once they realize the dog they had on their hands in the X1600 compared to what was expected, and then the competition of the GF7600.

IMO a GF8600U/GF8700 would come late this year at best IMO, like an Xmas product. Just my feeling about it.
April 17, 2007 2:33:02 AM

so any ideas when the 8900 cards are out? or are they just rumored like the 8800 ultra. That would be a huge dissapointment if its just the 8800 ultra, which might make me go for the ati solution this time around since nvidia might not release a cheaper high end card besides the 8800gts
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2007 2:44:01 AM

Nothing solid on either the GF8800U or GF8900.

I suspect there's something in the wings, but I also suspect that nV are waiting until the R600 launches to decide whether or not what they have waiting next is worthy of being the GF8900 or if they'll skip it and go to something else. alot depends on the XTX IMO, and once that shows in all it's finery then nV will pick it's counter product, and based on yields, and timing, etc pick it's launch date. At this point I'd say not even nV knows for sure.

All I wold recomend is to wait to see what comes out next week and then decide on that, with the idea that any nearterm refresh from nV add ~10-15% to the performance of the GTX, and likely no GTS refresh, just a drop in prices of all 3 cards.

That's just a guess on my part, but I don't expect a major refresh near term. I suspect whatever comes soon will be only a mild boost, and then they decide how big to make the next leap (more = more time IMO).
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