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June 26, 2007 12:31:33 AM

I have been told that the EVGA 8800GTS 640MB version is no longer being produced due to low sales, and instead onl the 320MB version will be sold.

Can someone confirm this? If so, how long before we will not be able to purchase the 640MB?!
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2007 5:21:46 AM

Man i hope not :cry: 

Should be able to buy them up until this time next year.
June 26, 2007 5:43:33 AM

I thought the GTS 640 was there best selling card. I'm sure its just a rumor. I hear stuff all the time. Just yesterday a leprecon told me the pot of gold was just a myth.
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June 26, 2007 5:45:01 AM

If that's true, and the other company's follow suit, then the gap between the 320MB version and the GTX will be filled by only one card - the HD 2900XT.
June 26, 2007 5:51:55 AM

Well i mean the only diference would be memory and price wise so the best idea would be a 8800GTS 320MB for 300$ not the HD 2900XT for 100$ more
June 26, 2007 5:57:37 AM

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Man i hope not :cry: 

Should be able to buy them up until this time next year.


you must be a bit dumb..
by next year there will be obviusly the replacement of the 8800GTS in 80 or 65nm....
June 26, 2007 6:01:47 AM

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Well i mean the only diference would be memory and price wise so the best idea would be a 8800GTS 320MB for 300$ not the HD 2900XT for 100$ more


Since I play CRPGs that benefit from extra memory for textures (Oblivion for example), I really wanted to get that card in September. If it's discontinued, I'll just wait until the next generation comes out and see how performance is there.

After all, I play Oblivion on my P4 because the X1650 Pro AGP has 512 megs of DDR2, not on my dual core with the 7600GS that only has 256. Mods are the reason and I was looking forward to a card with enough memory to handle all the textures.
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2007 1:12:12 PM

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Man i hope not :cry: 

Should be able to buy them up until this time next year.


you must be a bit dumb..
by next year there will be obviusly the replacement of the 8800GTS in 80 or 65nm....

I didnt say anything about a replacement youfoking idiot.
I did say they should be available this time next year :roll:
June 26, 2007 3:09:26 PM

Woohoo if I overclock mine and blow it up in a couple of months EVGA will have to give me a GTX to replace it. Result.
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 28, 2007 2:59:39 PM

Gota love your style man :trophy: :trophy: :trophy:
June 28, 2007 3:42:37 PM

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I have been told that the EVGA 8800GTS 640MB version is no longer being produced due to low sales, and instead onl the 320MB version will be sold.

Can someone confirm this? If so, how long before we will not be able to purchase the 640MB?!


Without any real proof it sounds like another ATI/AMD fanboy rumor. It just doesn't make any sense. From a manufacturing perspective all the parts are still right in place to fabricate both cards, the overhead is nothing at that point, I can't believe it to be honest, not to mention they still have an obligation to support them for so many years.
June 28, 2007 3:44:52 PM

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Woohoo if I overclock mine and blow it up in a couple of months EVGA will have to give me a GTX to replace it. Result.


Now that is some good thinking!!!!

Thinking like this may just boost some sales of the GTS now, oh wait, could this be a plot, oh damm....

There goes the conspiracy theory.... :twisted:
June 28, 2007 4:52:04 PM

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Woohoo if I overclock mine and blow it up in a couple of months EVGA will have to give me a GTX to replace it. Result.
They're more likely to give you an 8600GTS. :lol: 
June 28, 2007 5:14:05 PM

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Woohoo if I overclock mine and blow it up in a couple of months EVGA will have to give me a GTX to replace it. Result.
They're more likely to give you an 8600GTS. :lol: 

Don't think like that, onward and upward. Besides, I am sure given EVGA they will let you upgrade, and a cost of course! :mrgreen:
June 28, 2007 5:43:53 PM

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Well i mean the only diference would be memory and price wise so the best idea would be a 8800GTS 320MB for 300$ not the HD 2900XT for 100$ more


For one, I don't think they would discontinue this card without a suitable replacement. However, if they were to do such a thing the 2900 would then become the card of choice for those with high resolutions not looking to break the bank. I have the 320 and game at 1600x1200 and sometimes wish I had gotten the extra memory. If I had to buy a card and the 640 wasn't availble I would have to seriously consider the 2900, and I am an NV fanboi. The 320 is too small and the gtx is a bit rich for some peoples wallets.
June 28, 2007 5:45:31 PM

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Well i mean the only diference would be memory and price wise so the best idea would be a 8800GTS 320MB for 300$ not the HD 2900XT for 100$ more


Well whoever was going to buy the 640MB version would now be buying the HD 2900XT, whether or not the 8800GTS 320MB is a better value.
June 28, 2007 5:49:35 PM

Wouldnt doubt it. I think they are gonna replace that with possibly the 8700?
June 28, 2007 6:22:00 PM

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Well i mean the only diference would be memory and price wise so the best idea would be a 8800GTS 320MB for 300$ not the HD 2900XT for 100$ more


Since I play CRPGs that benefit from extra memory for textures (Oblivion for example), I really wanted to get that card in September. If it's discontinued, I'll just wait until the next generation comes out and see how performance is there.

After all, I play Oblivion on my P4 because the X1650 Pro AGP has 512 megs of DDR2, not on my dual core with the 7600GS that only has 256. Mods are the reason and I was looking forward to a card with enough memory to handle all the textures.The extra memory has nothing to do with the X1650 Pro running Oblivion better than the 7600GS.
June 28, 2007 6:26:12 PM

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Woohoo if I overclock mine and blow it up in a couple of months EVGA will have to give me a GTX to replace it. Result.
They're more likely to give you an 8600GTS. :lol: 

No way. They have to replace with equivelent or better and they don't make a 8600GTS with 640mb+.
June 28, 2007 6:51:50 PM

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Woohoo if I overclock mine and blow it up in a couple of months EVGA will have to give me a GTX to replace it. Result.


moron OC'ing voids warrenty, thus you'll have to fork out for an other
June 28, 2007 6:59:02 PM

No need to be rude. How do they know if its been overclocked? eh eh.
June 28, 2007 7:06:20 PM

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No need to be rude. How do they know if its been overclocked? eh eh.


im not being rude im stating the odvious, they will know its been OC'ed it will edit a bit of firm ware or ROM.
June 28, 2007 7:11:30 PM

Setting the cards memory or core frequency is done in software and in no way changes the firmware unless your flash a new one in. Also ROM stands for Read Only Memory so I don't think it's going to write to that.

Please don't go jumping in calling people names - it is considered rude as we can't see your face or hear the way it's said so can't judge how you mean it.
June 28, 2007 7:13:04 PM

what ever, but GPU companies will still know its been OC'ed, so they can reject as many RMA as possible.
June 28, 2007 7:31:35 PM

Dobby got owned. :lol: 
June 28, 2007 7:37:15 PM

That certainly wasn't my intention. I just wanted to inject some humour.

Anyway this is all off topic and should stop now.

Besides his e-penis is smaller than mine. LOL
June 28, 2007 8:06:30 PM

Also, OCing with software doesnt void EVGAs warranty.
June 28, 2007 8:15:50 PM

Do you have a link to some proof?
June 28, 2007 8:18:57 PM

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Do you have a link to some proof?


The comment goes back to the first page, no one has offered any proof to this claim, just rumor!
June 28, 2007 8:35:34 PM

I'll join in the fun-
dobby=dipshitz
first off aside from actually catching components on fire there is no evisence.
Second- If you read or owned an EVGA product or read any real forums for that matter you would know EVGA replaces cards all the time the OC'rs that have smoked cards and sweat it not the least.
8800 640's may be ramping down by EOY but there will plenty in the pipline for some time to come-
June 28, 2007 8:37:08 PM

Hmm typical warranty get out clauses.

Question / Issue

Does overclocking void my warranty?

Answer / Solution

Overclocking our products does not void the warranty as long as there is no physical damage to the product or missing components


Would frying it constitute physical damage?
June 28, 2007 8:46:10 PM

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Dobby got owned. :lol: 

true
June 28, 2007 8:57:25 PM

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Hmm typical warranty get out clauses.

Question / Issue

Does overclocking void my warranty?

Answer / Solution

Overclocking our products does not void the warranty as long as there is no physical damage to the product or missing components


Would frying it constitute physical damage?


Define Frying?

I think the term, physical damage is the question, you can cause physical damage to some of the transistors deep within the circuitry (No noticeable to the naked eye), which could be considered, in the technical term you used, Frying, but I do hope they would not consider that real damage, that would be ridiculous. :D 
June 28, 2007 8:59:32 PM

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8800 640's may be ramping down by EOY but there will plenty in the pipline for some time to come-


Damn it. How long is the warranty?
June 28, 2007 9:07:04 PM

Frying - is generally the cooking of a food in fat over a medium or high heat in a pan with edges perpendicular to the stove.

Hmm, maybe I didn't mean that. :oops: 

But I didn't mean cooking with extra megaherbz.
June 28, 2007 9:10:02 PM

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Frying - is generally the cooking of a food in fat over a medium or high heat in a pan with edges perpendicular to the stove.

Hmm, maybe I didn't mean that. :oops: 

But I didn't mean cooking with extra megaherbz.


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That’s what I figured, but honestly, you would be surprised what I have seen some folks do, and technically frying it is a good enough term in any sense.... :lol: 
June 28, 2007 9:12:38 PM

dobby didnt get owned, i just couldnt be bothered, how about this, you volenteerly OC a GPU to death and see wether after a proper RMA test they'll acept it back with refund/replacement, thet will know!!!
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 28, 2007 9:21:22 PM

Sounds like dobby`s calling you out on this one major what do you say gona "fry" your card and rma it to se what happens. :lol:  :tongue: :twisted:
June 28, 2007 9:28:01 PM

EVGA aren't bothered if you software OC their cards. They say as much on their site as linked earlier in this thread.

Now as for doing it to RMA it without the prospect of getting a GTX in return that's just daft.
June 28, 2007 9:28:58 PM

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Sounds like dobby`s calling you out on this one major what do you say gona "fry" your card and rma it to se what happens. :lol:  :tongue: :twisted:


Fry :D 
Fry :mrgreen:
Fry :twisted:

Hum, it would be interesting, can't say that I would do it though, that is, I wouldn't do it intentionally :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  Muhahahaha
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 28, 2007 9:41:39 PM

Yea i know it dont make sense to do it but its an idea though how about we give it to toms as a new feature."How bad can we frag a card and still get it replaced" :lol:  :lol: 
Mactronix
June 28, 2007 9:41:53 PM

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Fry :D 
Fry :mrgreen:
Fry :twisted:


:lol:  LOL

I fried an old x800pro a while back. Not on purpose though. It wasn't that hard. It didn't get too hot or anything after OCing it. Just one day didn't want to come out and play anymore.

I've heard a lot of good things about EVGAs RMA status and have every faith they would replace my current card. But at this moment in time they would have plenty on the shelves to replace mine so I wouldn't get the GTX if I did and I'd be without mine until I got the same thing again.
June 28, 2007 9:42:41 PM

Where is the link to a reliable reference? :roll:
June 28, 2007 9:44:12 PM

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Yea i know it dont make sense to do it but its an idea though how about we give it to toms as a new feature."How bad can we frag a card and still get it replaced" :lol:  :lol: 
Mactronix


now that a truely constructive idea, i genuinely like it :D 
June 28, 2007 9:45:11 PM

Blimey. I made a remark about destroying my card to get an upgrade and you lot have gone all Evil Genius on me.
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 28, 2007 9:58:41 PM

Just posted it on future article ideas under community on the forums.
Now we sit back and wait(to be ignored prob) :lol:  :lol: 
June 28, 2007 10:21:59 PM

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Yea i know it dont make sense to do it but its an idea though how about we give it to toms as a new feature."How bad can we frag a card and still get it replaced" :lol:  :lol: 
Mactronix


Sounds good, who do we have to talk to so that Toms will give this test a try! 8)
June 28, 2007 10:23:36 PM

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Blimey. I made a remark about destroying my card to get an upgrade and you lot have gone all Evil Genius on me.


Given your user name I figured you would be up for the Job!!! :lol: 
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