Nvidia has given word about their latest G80 series graphics cards. It looks like the top-tiered GeForce 8950GX2 will cost $599, which isn't too surprising knowing that it will be the best card around for approximately twelve seconds.
time to sell my card, I hope I get at least $400 for it. Anybody else selling their cards?
I am not selling my 8800GTS 640meg card just so I can spend another $250 and get a couple extra frames. NEVER buy a refresh of a generation of card if you already have one. Just save your money and wait until the new line comes out in 6-9 months.
Agreed but the reason I am going to sell my card immediately is because rest of my computer sucks(a cr@p X2 3800, 2GB DDR400, I spent my upgrade money on PS3), for ex.: World of Conflict bench runs at avg of 16-17 fps no matter what res. I am going to wait for Far Cry 2 next spring to do a total upgrade. I hope 9 series comes out by then.
Main Point in all this: NEVER BUY A HIGH END VIDEO CARD ALONE.
I was getting excited for nothing, the source is from February, 2007, thats half a year old.
I'd say FK you Nvidia, bought my 7950GX2 last year in sept for $650. Now wont get much out of it. And their lack of support for quad sli and sli in vista till a month back also pissed me off. I'll wait for the new 9xxx card.
Edit: I met a person from XFX during a recent exhibition and he was saying it should be out in a couple of months time. Prob in Dec or Jan.
when are the 9xxx cards coming out?
I've heard they'll be out by next summer, but they may come earlier
what should i get a nvidia or ATI which card is better
NVIDIA wins by default and you can only blame ATI for it
ATIs high end card is the Radeon HD 2900XT
NVIDIA high end is the GeForce 8800GTX (or Ultra)
the Radeon HD 2900XT card that on paper was suppose to be a direct competitor for NVIDIAs 8800GTX cant even match the 8800GTX and even struggles with the 8800GTS on practice
many experts blame its lack of performance to the drivers but after several new ones nothing has changed, and ATI has yet to announce a new card to compte with NVIDIAs new cards
always releases the high end cards first. At least it seems like it since ATI got bought out.
I've used both cards. I like the ATI cards just bc it seems like they have a more robust color palette.
Jesus, why pay that much money for something which is gonna be obsolete in a few months??!!
Man, that's why I'm sticking to consoles from here on in.
It's called being an enthusiast. You know, always wanting the latest and greatest.
But you make it sound like you cant use the card for another GOOD 2 years.
you pay for wat you get
Nvidia seem to support their cards better with more reliable drivers, i bought a BFG 8800GTX in January for £420 so will miss these new cards as i can't justify yet more outlay.
Besides i run my games at 1680x1050 on a 16.10 widescreen monitor so these new cards won't show me any benefit.
Well there goes the people that were screaming "DONT BUY CARDS RIGHT NOW" cuz the cards are gonna go "SUPER CHEAP" but at the end the new ones are actually MORE expensive to balance things out
and still the 8800GTS 640MBs is the best for the price
with my 8800gtx, no need to upgrade
So I imagine 8800gtx should drop to around 399, thats great!
Although that duel core GPU sure would be sweet for all the AAA games on PC this year..
Finally some new cards though very happy! Soon consoles shall be blown completely off the map :) sorry but its true...
I want to build a quad SLI 8950GX2
with 16 gigs of DDR3 ram and a 16 core processor.
I just need to get some more lotto scratchers:)
I'd never pay over $200 for a video card, $150 if I can help it. Sure it's last year's technology.... but whatever, I'm not going to throw money out the window to have the latest and greatest if I can get it for hundreds cheaper in months, it's not worth it for me.
Im still happy with my so called not-a-great-card 8600GT. .....I dont give a damn.
I'm hoping crysis would run fine on 7950GX2 as BF2142 at max settings get me 90-100fps. Otherwise prob mid next year its either a ps3 or a new 9series card.
And that's why I'm still a console gamer =(
Is this official news cos theres no info bout it on other tech sites like INQ, digitimes, dailytech, tomshardware or fudzilla.....how reliable is the source?
not that reliable also the news source is very old
whether they roll out the high end cards first or mid range is questionable but i'm hoping they go for releasing the high ends by the end of the year or early '08 which should drive the 8xxx line prices down.
otherwise its all for nothing imo.. and my $ will stay in my pocket until they get something right. its not worth it to be enthused by gphx card releases.
sit tight people this is pretty much a worthless post.
Save your money for G90 series.
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