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So when are any faster video cards due to arrive?

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October 16, 2007 4:33:38 PM

I'm ready for a major rebuild but the computer industry is holding me back lol. Are any video cards faster than the 8800 Ultra going to be on the market within the next month or so? Primarily DX10.1 and PCI Express 2.0 compliant hehe. So far my new system will include:

Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Asus P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n
4GB OCZ PC10600 @ 7-7-7-20
Dual boot 150GB WD Raptor-X
Win XP Pro 64 bit
Vista Ultimate 64 bit
Enermax GalaxyDxx 1000W
SB X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
Silverstone TJ09-B

My monitor selection will be based on what video cards are available. If any faster ATI video cards support 2560x1600 then I may go with a crossfire configuration and Samsung's 305T. If not, a single card at 1920x1200 with a Samsung 275T. Either way, I'm hoping to put this puppy together before Xmas if ATI/Nvidia can deliver the goods.
October 16, 2007 5:59:38 PM

So far, it doesn't sound like there will be any cards faster than the 8800Ultra until 2008. Later this year, Nvidia is releasing Tri-SLI and that should be able to push a monitor at 2560x1600 pretty well, but you'd need a new motherboard.
October 16, 2007 7:03:37 PM

While not faster the 8800GT will be released by NVIDIA.

It should fall between the 8800GTS and the GTX in performance w/o an OC. It should also be much cooler and perhaps cheaper than the 8800GTS due to the die shrink.

Heck, it may even OC like mad.
If you are not in a rush for an upgrade, it may pay to wait until this is released in Nov.
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October 17, 2007 9:14:44 PM

Well, parts are ordered totalling almost 6k CDN hehe, just sick but hey, you only live once lol. Hopefully it will be assembled before the end of the month when Hellgate London is due for release, and plenty of time for Crysis, Aoc, and any other DX10 game in the next few months.

In the meantime I went with another Asus Nvidia 8800 GTX and the 27" Samsung. Most games may not even support the resolution on the 30" or run well at 2560x1600 anyhow. The lastest and greatest video card is usually a fast upgrade so SLI/Crossfire isn't an option for me atm but maybe in the future.
October 17, 2007 11:15:51 PM

Darn, you should have waited. The QX9650 would have come out in November, too, with much better performance.
October 18, 2007 11:17:44 AM

Maybe, but this rig will suffice in the meantime hehe. That could be an upgrade option after the price has dropped in the upcoming year.
October 18, 2007 12:53:37 PM

Heyyou27 said:
So far, it doesn't sound like there will be any cards faster than the 8800Ultra until 2008. Later this year, Nvidia is releasing Tri-SLI and that should be able to push a monitor at 2560x1600 pretty well, but you'd need a new motherboard.


Hehe, not to mention a new PSU :pt1cable: 
October 18, 2007 1:22:03 PM

...and a new job to get that kind of cash :) 
October 18, 2007 1:31:38 PM

ethel said:
Hehe, not to mention a new PSU :pt1cable: 
He should be fine with that 1000W Enermax. :p 
blashyrkh said:
...and a new job to get that kind of cash :) 

Looking at his other components, I don't think money is really an issue. :lol: 
October 18, 2007 1:46:26 PM

heyyou27,
What is that a picture of for your avatar?
October 18, 2007 3:09:02 PM

Lots of people are looking for rumors of a 8800 GTX killer.
October 18, 2007 7:29:27 PM

Aye, it's only a matter of time when a video card will excede the GTX/Ultra's performance. This new mobo only supports crossfire though, where as my current system supports SLI so eventually I may have it running with 2 GTX's.

...and a new job to get that kind of cash
Nah, my current employer is quite good at supplementing my income and gaming addiction lol.


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