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New Nvidia GeForce 8800GT Surprises

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October 29, 2007 10:31:34 AM

Finally, a mid-range graphics card that comes close to high-end card performance. Extensive testing, including the first Crysis benchmarks. Is the GeForce 8800GT the ultimate card for skint gamers?

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/29/geforce_8800_gt/index.html

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October 29, 2007 10:52:55 AM

it peforms like 8800GTX in most benchmarks but when it comes to 1920x1200 resolution, it falls behind 8800GTX
October 29, 2007 11:11:05 AM

But for $230? Who's complaining?!?
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October 29, 2007 11:19:40 AM

rodney_ws said:
But for $230? Who's complaining?!?



Not I! am waiting on new to put the cards up. so i can order one. now this card will make my system more awesome then it is.
October 29, 2007 11:48:23 AM

Maziar, nice rig! Regarding the article, I thought it was great; the French dude knows how to write great reviews. I'd like to see more of him.
October 29, 2007 11:58:27 AM

I still see no where to buy? Evgas website told me my setup window has closed today? :( 
October 29, 2007 12:05:26 PM

That's a bummer. I was just at their website looking for the 8800GT but they don't have it up yet.
October 29, 2007 12:11:53 PM

I'm still waiting for the inevitable SLI questions. 2 GT vs. 1 GTX... you know it's coming!!!
October 29, 2007 12:47:01 PM

Finally we have a decent midrange card, about time too!

Although you have to wonder what made nVidia do this, as with performance like this from the GT the GTX looks to be a true enthusiast buy right now.

Maybe they are worried about what ATI is about to release?
October 29, 2007 12:58:16 PM

anandtech already did a few tests of 8800gt vs 8800gtx. it depends on how the game scales, but if you have a game that scales well with sli, the two 8800gt's will spank the 8800gtx right on the patootie for pretty darn close to the same price.
October 29, 2007 1:13:51 PM

I'm not sure why everyone is getting so excited about this 8800 GT. My friendly local Wal-Mart has upgraded its inventory and is now carrying the NVidia 6200 Turbo Cache in place of the Nvidia GeForce 5500 they used to carry. Now THAT is something to get excited about.
October 29, 2007 1:35:52 PM

rodney_ws said:
I'm still waiting for the inevitable SLI questions. 2 GT vs. 1 GTX... you know it's coming!!!
Looks like at 1920x1200 with 4xAA 16xAF the 8800GTX would beat 8800GT SLI pair in Crysis by a good margin, although neither setup would be playable. :lol: 
October 29, 2007 1:40:15 PM

I just wanna know where and when I can buy this bad mofo! My 7800GTX is about to get the boot!
October 29, 2007 1:42:23 PM

Congrats to anyone who waited, you are GREATLY rewarded, in price AND performance.

I caved in mid-Aug. for a 640Mb GTS, the GT is the card I wanted, but man did they ever play the runaround.
October 29, 2007 1:44:11 PM

Nice new card.

But where's the high end version?

We all know theres a version out there with 2x the performance of an 8800GTX so where the hell is it and where is DX10.1 support?

If Nvidia think I'm waiting until next year for the high end version and DX10.1 support they can go f*ck themselves it will be ATI for me as I only buy a new GC once every year to 18 months!
October 29, 2007 1:50:10 PM

I have entered the Twilight Zone...


I am bedazzled by the price and performance and size.
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October 29, 2007 1:55:07 PM

2 8800GT will beat a 8800GTX, but they will consume more power , also they still have 512mb memory (although its enough)
October 29, 2007 1:57:39 PM

rodney_ws said:
I'm not sure why everyone is getting so excited about this 8800 GT. My friendly local Wal-Mart has upgraded its inventory and is now carrying the NVidia 6200 Turbo Cache in place of the Nvidia GeForce 5500 they used to carry. Now THAT is something to get excited about.


Looks like I'm heading to Georgia.

On a more serious note, firingsquad review: http://firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_8800_gt_...

Looks like this will be a beast, even compared to the new ATIs.
October 29, 2007 1:58:22 PM

If you're looking for a well-known vendor to order from, buy.com is taking orders for the MSI 8800GT 512 overclocked card for $239 with free shipping. However they are still listed as "temporarily sold out". The PNY version with stock clocks is listed as "in stock soon".

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October 29, 2007 2:03:40 PM

Can I just ask, my system runs at 1280*1024 resolution. Is it worth me wating and getting the 256MB version of the 8800GT or the 512MB. I know that the difference mainly relates to resolution and wondered if the 512MB would be a waste and I could settle with 256MB?
October 29, 2007 2:05:00 PM

DiamondWraith said:
I just wanna know where and when I can buy this bad mofo! My 7800GTX is about to get the boot!


NCIX.com(Canada)
NCIXUS.com(USA)

They have eVGA, XFX, etc. From what I know, they are quite good.
October 29, 2007 2:09:02 PM

Didn't find it there.

The card comes out today and it's already 8AM pacific time! Why aren't they on newegg!
October 29, 2007 2:10:00 PM

You guys have direct links? I can't seem to find the 8800GT on any of those sites...
October 29, 2007 2:13:37 PM

EricVPI said:
Didn't find it there.

The card comes out today and it's already 8AM pacific time! Why aren't they on newegg!


Direct-O-Rama:

http://www.ncix.com/go/?nvidia88gt

When you get to a product page, just put us after ncix and it will show USD.
October 29, 2007 2:23:17 PM

How fast are they getting out shipments? Fast or almost as fast as newegg?
October 29, 2007 2:23:42 PM

Cool thanks :) 
I'm gonna wait a bit longer to see if newegg comes around... if not then I guess Canada will be getting my money!
October 29, 2007 2:25:03 PM

They ship in a varying degree depending on which shipment plan you choose.
October 29, 2007 2:26:51 PM

I dont mean how long delivery takes, I meant how long for them to get the box outta their warehouse. I'm impatient I ordered my new comp parts last night and this videocard is all that's left, haha.
October 29, 2007 2:41:15 PM

I can't answer that exactly, but if it's not same day it must be next day (depending on what time you place the order I suppose) because I live in Ontario and NCIX is located on the west coast (BC) and I always get my parts in excellent time. Very reputable site, great with RMAs and rebates if you have any probs; Canada's Newegg basically.

October 29, 2007 2:54:38 PM

This certainly makes my claim from a business perspective as false. I'm bewildered by this product. G92 really has things to offer; even more than I initially thought. A product that performs virtually on par with the flagship product and demolishes EVERY 8 series product (excluding GTX and Ultra) is astonishing. Given half the cost but on-par performance in comparison to the GTX is quite interesting.

Not only does it beat its 8 series brothers, but it stomps the HD2900 series. AMD is in a very tight spot. Looking at the benches, it now makes no sense whatsoever to purchase an AMD product. AMD needs to do something fast, or else NVIDIA is on its way to gaining unseen profits in the Desktop GPU market.
October 29, 2007 2:59:03 PM

placed my order this morning at about 10:00am CST with buy.com, order confirmation email is in, but i will get an email when it ships, which i obviously haven't gotten yet. says it ships within 3-5 days on the site. you have to click on the above direct link, as searching for the 8800gt yields no results.

i really wanted a 2900pro, but.........well you know the story. now im glad i didn't get it anyway.
October 29, 2007 3:20:38 PM

My only worry is that the stock of the 8800GT does not end up like the stock of the 2900 Pro. The manufacture needs to pump out as many of these things as humanly possible.

I get the vague feeling that the factory workers will be working over time a lot in the coming weeks. (Kind of like what we're doing at Intel right now, 10 hour days 5 days a week to yield more product *sigh*)
October 29, 2007 3:26:39 PM

260? Kinda pricey considering they have an OC EVGA at that canadian site for 240 INCLUDING Quake Wars!

I might go Canadian anyways. None of the other 8800GT links work at newegg except for that one standard XFX.
October 29, 2007 3:48:51 PM

OK just ordered from NCIXUS! Got the EVGA card so I can step up if they release a bad-A card by christmas.
October 29, 2007 3:51:21 PM

Just submited my Step-Up program for an 8800gt. Took EVGA all morning to start it up...

$259.99 for the stock speed 8800gt at EVGA website (overclocked versions were not listed in the step up at this time, did not want to wait and have them run out of stock.)

-$159.99 for my 8600GTS and that's a $112 8800gt

Not a bad program IMO, got the nice video playback of the 8600gts for almost three months and now a cheaper upgrade to superior gaming performance.
October 29, 2007 4:15:56 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOO! 8800GT party thread! Bring it on! I'm getting the booze.
October 29, 2007 4:19:33 PM

i just went to the EVGA website and you can apparently buy directly from there...
October 29, 2007 4:20:14 PM

Just ordered my superclocked 512 GT EVGA from mwave! 2 day shipping! This better arrive by Friday!

October 29, 2007 4:55:54 PM

DiamondWraith said:
WOOOOOOOOOOO! 8800GT party thread! Bring it on! I'm getting the booze.


i will have some vodka--thank you!!

btw i am gonna get this card within 10 days .4 of these brands available here right away-xfx,msi,gigabyte and a singaporean brand-galaxy(cheapest brand of the lot by 20-50$ compared to the others though its clocked the same like other cards it comes with a scanty bundle)
which one do i buy?? msi/gigabyte/xfx?
October 29, 2007 4:59:11 PM

After reading Toms and Anandtech's articles on the 8800GT, I see more potential later on down the road for it's PCI-Express 2.0 capabilities. This helps me give reason as to why this card is performing very well for a great price. When the X38 is released and this card is put on the board with a Penryn based CPU, I think the true potential of this card will be seen. Suddenly in my eyes the possibility of it surpassing an 8800GTX Ultra is becoming more and more plausible.

Crysis is supposed to scale very well with hardware. Given the 8800GT and the PCI-Express 2.0 interface in conjunction with a Penryn based processor, in addition to DDR3, (which will soon become main stream) we will be able to see the cards full potential. being as how it's performing incredible right now on PCI-Express 1.1 buses and using first generation quad cores, we can be solid in stating the fact that this card has even more up it's sleeve.

Times are looking very good in the GPU market right now. ;) 
October 29, 2007 5:01:53 PM

I laugh at all those people who doubted my "first asian review"! Baha!
October 29, 2007 5:27:28 PM

stemnin said:
I have entered the Twilight Zone...


I am bedazzled by the price and performance and size.


This is *the* card for those cheap dual/quad-core systems that have nV 8400/8500 cards installed (I'm thinking in particular of the Gateway GT5628 and GT5632E), as the 8800GT uses little more power, offers gobs more performance, and is not a wallet-buster (unlike even the 320 MB 8800GTS, which this nasty 8800GT completely invalidates).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (320 MB 8800GTS from XFX)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (512 MB 8800GT from XFX)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (640 MB 8800GTS from XFX)

Note that *right now*, the 8800GT costs less than even the 320 MB GTS, let alone the 640 MB GTS, yet, except at the taller end of the resolution scale, severely spanks both. If you have a 22" (or even 24") LCD display, you won't want to be pushing 1920x1080; you'll likely stick with 1680x1050; however, that is, in most cases, nicely reachable for an 8800GT SLI setup, which is $550 today. (That is about the price of a *single* 8800GTX.)
October 29, 2007 5:35:38 PM

EricVPI said:
260? Kinda pricey considering they have an OC EVGA at that canadian site for 240 INCLUDING Quake Wars!

I might go Canadian anyways. None of the other 8800GT links work at newegg except for that one standard XFX.


http://www.ncixus.com/products/26778/512-P3-N802-A1/eVG...

(OC EVGA 8800GT in the US)


October 29, 2007 6:15:08 PM

Ordered the EVGA one from ncixus earlier this morning at the $239 price point, though now it's listed as out of stock with a price jump so I guess I'll see what happens. Been waiting quite a while for the release of this to upgrade my x850pro.
October 29, 2007 6:17:52 PM

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what exactly tells you that there is a bottleneck in the pci-e bus? also, why would a faster proc help? the toms test did not show any signs of a bottleneck especially since the review was so lacking in data which could lead one to a conclusion.

you have got to be one of the worst informed fan boy's to grace these forums in recent months.

can you back up anything you say, you are growing very tiresome.


I was speaking on the POTENTIAL of the card.

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what exactly tells you that there is a bottleneck in the pci-e bus?


I never said there was...

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also, why would a faster proc help?


To help demonstrate the potential of the PCI-Express 2.0 interface.

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the toms test did not show any signs of a bottleneck especially since the review was so lacking in data


Than read another article that isn't lacking in data. It's a rather simple solution.

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can you back up anything you say, you are growing very tiresome.


Sure I can back up claims that the PCI-express 2.0 Interface is faster and has potential. Look in the maximumPC Holiday 2007 issue. Talks all about it.

How ANY of what i said in my previous post makes me a fan boy is ridiculous. I was stating how A.) This new card has potential, primarily within the PCI-Express 2.0 interface, and B.) that it requires Penryn based products simply because of the fact that the X38 chipset is the only offering that has PCI-Express 2.0 support.

Thanks for starting a flame war in a great thread. I'm glad you have the decency to ruin things. You must be a really great person. *golfclap*
October 29, 2007 6:19:03 PM

Anyone want a week old 8800GTS 320?
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