Nvidia announced that their next line of video cards comes out in February 2008. Based on your experience, what do you think we can expect in terms of speed and price? Will the top model of February be able to at least double the speed of 8800 GTX?
Mactronix, thats my guess too. 25-30% over GTX. I intend to spend money on 8800 GT in the beginning of January and it will suck extremely if only a month after that comes out a card for the same money that's 30% faster.
Anything better and he will still be bottlenecked by the processer, as he already is with an 8800GT. Even with my stock clocked E6600 Core 2 @ 2.4GHz is bottlenecking my 8800GTX, but after about 3-3.2GHz the processer is not bottlenecking my overclocked 8800GTX @ 651MHz core/1525MHz Shader/2000MHz memory.
It doen't even exist yet, more hopeful rumors again. The last time I believed that 9800GTX rumor it put off my purchase for a new graphics card that I needed badly for my new computer. I waited three months for something that wasn't going to happen, what a waist of my time!
DirectX 10.1 is at least a year 1/2 away from massmarket, game companies are not going to support an API when only 2% of all PC gamers have DX10.1 and all others still only have DirectX 10 hardware. That would be a waist of Development time and money well spent on enhancing our existing supported hardware.
Heck we as of now don't see big differences between DX9 vs DX10 is Crysis and when you change the configuration files to enable hidden features in DX9 that pretty look much the same as DX10 with better performance in DX9 with it looking much the same.
Don't get on that DirectX10.1 hype wagon when Dx10 doesn't look all that much better than DX9!