Woh...£1000??? Thats outragious... I mean yeah, you'll need top hardware in your PC, since the 6800 CPU started maxing out with frames per second with most standard processors, and this thing will be even faster!! So you'll need double the CPU that you had before to run it, that isn't even out yet, unless you have a dual CPU or something, and same with the RAM!!!
EDIT: I just read this though:
"Sources mentioned that pricing of 7800 cards should be in line with the 6800 series and come in between $550 and $600 for the GTX model" (GTX is going to be the highest version of it)
Wow... and most games won't take much use of it, and think of it this way, when Direct X-10 comes out, this card will become useless, so it doesn't matter how fast it is! Whos going to play at the res's this card allows for and will paly smoothly? I mean yeah, it'll play games at lower res's too at faster settings than before, but not a noticeable difference, only a number to benchmarks...
That make any sense? Doesn't to me.
For a card so powerful, it should also have some sort of early direct-x 10 implementation that has been rumoured on the x-box 2, which hardware will take quick advantage of, and then this card though will almost be useless since games will done all it could do!!! I don't get that one bit!
Plus, because PC's are the way they are, and game developers have to make games for older systems too, the qulaity of games will never get as good with this card as they would in a console if this was implemented in one, and a card this powerful should at least have that chance, because its definetly not going to get a chance to shine...
Though look at this I saw:
"Geforce 7800 does score 7800 in 3Dmark05"
I read this in another forum, but not that great really...doesn't beat the 05 specs yet... (I know benchmarks don't matter but 10,000 is what a card should get to last). I mean two 6800GT's together can reach 10,000 marks...so I don't see what the hypes about. I would have expected this to reach 10,000 on its own, but then again, CPU's are probably dragging it down of today!
Heres about the 3DMarks, and this mind you is on a FX-57, the new one! and overclocked! (On overclocked FX57):
see what I mean?!
At least it'll drop older hardware though, thats what I'm pleased about
Anyone have the same opinion? Or is it just me being sensible about it? I hope reading this post anyway suddenly hits, since I'm thinking very logical about it...