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8800GTX will cost £500

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November 1, 2006 11:41:53 AM

Overclockers UK have said that the 8800GTX will be £500
and the 8800GTS similar to the 7950GX2 in price (About £370 )

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17644...

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Hi there

I have pricing and it aint nice.

GTS is around current GX2 pricing from OcUK.
GTX is a lot more expensive then current GX2 pricing, about £150 more.

However there is still time for NVIDIA to change pricing prior to launch so things could get cheaper or more expensive. I doubt this will happen as we have been given our buy prices now.

Obviously with product been so tight then expect prices to be high anyway due to simple supply and demand. Anyone who looks surprisingly cheap will no doubt be because they have not been allocated any stock and if you have no stock anybody can advertise a price. OcUK always gets the lion share because we sell the most and we tend to follow the rules most of the time.
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Originally Posted by Gibbo
Hi there

Thats you assuming I was referring to the more expensive GX2 though. We do have cheaper GX2's as well. 8800 GTX will be close to £500 with VAT but not over it.

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November 1, 2006 12:13:12 PM

upon release of the 8 series there will be no compotition in the Dx10 range there fore they can charge what they want i forsee a huge price drop upon Ati's dx10 card
November 1, 2006 12:20:02 PM

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Overclockers UK have said that the 8800GTX will be £500
and the 8800GTS similar to the 7950GX2 in price (About £370 )


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Am I right in thinking the 8800 is already 2 gpu's per card, so with 2 cards you get quad sli? Or are they single gpu per card?
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November 1, 2006 12:23:32 PM

Everything I've read says the original 8800 GTX will be a single GPU card (it has 768 MB of memory... how could you split that up between two GPUs?) and that a future Nvidia card will incorporate a dual GPU solution... don't have the link handy, but I'd bet the farm on this one.
November 1, 2006 12:57:07 PM

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Everything I've read says the original 8800 GTX will be a single GPU card (it has 768 MB of memory... how could you split that up between two GPUs?) and that a future Nvidia card will incorporate a dual GPU solution... don't have the link handy, but I'd bet the farm on this one.


One core is allocated 512mb ram, the other 256. It also explains the 384bit memory bus, 256 bits for the 512mb gddr3, and 128 bits for the 256mb gddr3(which would be half the number of physical chips on board).
November 1, 2006 1:27:54 PM

lol, well... if it is in fact 2 seperate GPUs, that would mean that it might be then possible to diversivy the card choices in a DIY SLI setup more (because the seperate cards physical configurations are definetly not close to being identical then)...

but, if thats not the case, then it probably is just 1 GPU i would believe.
November 1, 2006 1:31:02 PM

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Everything I've read says the original 8800 GTX will be a single GPU card (it has 768 MB of memory... how could you split that up between two GPUs?) and that a future Nvidia card will incorporate a dual GPU solution... don't have the link handy, but I'd bet the farm on this one.


One core is allocated 512mb ram, the other 256. It also explains the 384bit memory bus, 256 bits for the 512mb gddr3, and 128 bits for the 256mb gddr3(which would be half the number of physical chips on board).

That does't sound like it would be 2 GPUs then, more like they've split single core functionality over two busses. Anyone know for sure if the 8800 appears as 2 GPUs in sli, like the 7950 does?
November 1, 2006 2:08:52 PM

These specs don't seem right...
November 1, 2006 2:38:07 PM

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Everything I've read says the original 8800 GTX will be a single GPU card (it has 768 MB of memory... how could you split that up between two GPUs?) and that a future Nvidia card will incorporate a dual GPU solution... don't have the link handy, but I'd bet the farm on this one.


One core is allocated 512mb ram, the other 256. It also explains the 384bit memory bus, 256 bits for the 512mb gddr3, and 128 bits for the 256mb gddr3(which would be half the number of physical chips on board).

If it's got 2 GPUs surely that means it must be possible to user the smaller for physics calculations? Maybe that is what nVidia is aiming at!
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