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Old 04-12-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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Here is a link I found on the upcoming mid-end DX10 cards from NVIDIA.
http://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-gefo...ate-094695.php
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8600 GT will be $149 to $159
Wow, that is unbelievable!!
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Can you say easy sli?
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Seems a bit cheap!! Is this for real lol. Wonder how they will perform against current high end 7 series cards.
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:50 PM   #5
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so there isnt gonna be the 8300 ultras anymore?
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Anyone notice that almost all prices on stuff has gone way down? Not even including these, but ram and processors have been really cheap on newegg.
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Seems a bit cheap!! Is this for real lol. Wonder how they will perform against current high end 7 series cards.
They will probably perform around the same maybe a little better just with directX 10 support
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the 7300 will only be OEM available to manufacturers
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I wish they wre making a 512mb card as well. Like a 512mb version of the 8600GTS. More video ram only helps at higher resolutions tho correct?
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^^Thats what im hearing 320 will do all eye candy on Res less the 1600. So my GTS will do just fine at 1280X1024. If u game at any higher than 1600 I think you need more video ram. Can someone assure me this?
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Think u can have larger textures etc with more video ram.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:32 PM   #12
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Yeah im pretty sure I saw it in toms hardware that the 320mb GTS chugged at resolutions of 1800X****, when at lower it was pretty equal to the 640GTS.
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just wait till it is the standard to have 2 gigs of ram on a video card
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DONT buy the 8800gts 320mb version, i have it now, and im taking it back. It can not run Dark messiah of might and magic at max settings, and i play oblivion with a mod that adds MUCH better textures, and the 8800gts 320mb just doesn't have enough memory. 320 is too small for games now a days, Stalker on max alone uses over 600mb of video memory same with dark messiah, oblivion with the mod uses over 700, i am definatly going with the 640mb version, much much much more future proof. Please listen to me, i know from experience!
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Yeah and I wanna get a 22" lcd or at least a 20.1". So I can use higher resolution, as in 1600x1050 I think, but no games even have that in their settings, even with a big lcd I could still use somethingl ike 1400x900 correct?
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just wait till it is the standard to have 2 gigs of ram on a video card
Wow just imagine! That would Kick A$$!
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The setting is 1680x1050. Some games support it, but the rest theres things you can do to force it to run at that resolution. Almost all new games support that resolution though.
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Would a 256 GTS run well at that res do you think?
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At max details, not a chance. As you can see, my 8800gts 320mb studders at 1280x1024 and max settings on Dark messiah of might and magic. So i 256 would be even worse. Also, it isnt future proof at all.
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Well, thats not good, because my 7900gs wont sell for too much and the only option would be an 8900gs or 8800 640mbs. I dont know wat to do now, in any case, I better start saving. My 7900gs does well at 1024x768, with el crappo vista drivers on full settings on bf2142.
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