R680 is made of two RV670 chips on a single PCB and it will act as Crossfire on a single board. ATI tried this before, but at launch time, drivers will finally be there. Expect this supposed 8800 Ultra killer in January of 2008.
this is coming in too late, more than 6 months after ultra was released. Why would anyone buy this when nvidia could release 9 series 2-3 months after this?
Great you finally beat Nvidia.. Whats funny is the reason they are so behind is from developing the chip for the 360. Wonder if they look back now and go WTF did we do?!? ATI is no longer even on the radar for PC builders. Really dont know how anyone justifies the purchase of any of there cards. Right now the 8800 GT is the best all around card. $220 is a sweet deal. Heck you could buy two for the price of one of these cards and im sure it would out perform it by quite a bit.
2 chips on one card. whoppee, that sounds like a cheap card :P Expect this to be in the excess of $800.
hell, you could sli two 8800gt's and probably blow this card out of the water... or you could wait for nvidia to release their 9 series. which will also probably blow this card out of the water. when did ATI fall off the graphics card spectrum? i haven't heard anything from them since they were touting the x1900xtx as the greatest card ever... haha
It is kind of sad. I used to be a supporter of their cards. Then i got a 6800gt and after that i never looked back. Maybe some day they will make a comeback but right now nVidia is making some serious cards at great prices, thats tough to beat.
There is do doubt it could be twice as fast as the 8800 Ultra..but will it RUN games twice as faster? cuz if everyone remembers correctly ATI already taunted back at launch that that the Radeon HD 2900XT was faster than the 8800GTX...and well we all know what happened next... and even then if it is not ULTRA cheap it wont even have a chance against the NVIDIAs 8800GT
Nvidia's 9 series will put some ownage on this card, benchmark-wise.
...more than just console gamers on this site mate. no graphics card, no games.
They shouldn't really call it a killer until it's killed something.
Of course PS3 boys are for nvidia but we all know ATI is better choice
you and i both know that ATI hasn't made a good graphics card since its 1xxx series
used geforce 3..... and the ps3s 7800(modified) is better then the x1600 the 360 has. so whatever...
@GIJeff now i know why games still looks n run better on 360!! thankx jeff
You're a moron. Look that up, you'll learn something. I was into ATI cards before you know WTF computer specs were. Nvidia is just more stable and is a pioneer in graphics hardware technology. ATI is a powerhouse but a wildcard for tech. For ATI cards you basically need to build your entire computer to revolve around them. (if not almost entire)
I like the PS3 but I always loved ATI cards. I'm not really fond of Nvidia but I will admit that the 8800 is an impressive piece of Hardware.
whatevers fastest. I chose the 7 series over what ati was offering then, and now the debate is between the 8800GT or the upcomming ATI 3870...we will see when the reviews come in. The ATI one stomps it on paper...just waiting for real bechmarks.
lol you want to tell us that the RSX is better than the XENOS? please google you fuktard. Just google. thx
Xenos is probably the same in terms of graphical prowess to the RSX. Stop fooling yourself. Faster ram VS more ram that isn't as fast should be about even.
I dont understand why the console fanbois never cease to bring their holy grail n00bstick console into something that involves only PC's. Consoles are a totally different design and has no parallel with PC graphics card. Grow up n00bs!
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