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New Nvidia card (rest of lineup) prices:

DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
edited February 2007 in Games and Technology
So basically, you'd do well if you to consider something from this line if buying a new card, the mid range stuff should compare to the 7XXX's top of the line stuf, and so on

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    600 dollars for a video card? Goddamn.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    600 dollars for a video card? Goddamn.

    well that one is the best card on the market right now by a good distance

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    Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    So how good is the 8300? Oblivion on max settings? Oblivion on medium settings? Minesweeper on Ultra?

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I find myself using the PS3 as a price unit more and more...

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    .::IBA::.ZardoZ.::IBA::.ZardoZ dual What? TexasRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I can't wait until ATI's new cards surface. I would like unbroken hardware for my next upgrade.... ie. my current card GeForce 6800 vanilla..... it came broke... in the box... yay... i give up after the 3rd RMA.

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    SaniusSanius Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Hm, so is the $300 one worth getting?

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    The CelestialThe Celestial Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I haven't bought a card under 500 dollars in the last 4 years.

    Granted it was only two cards...

    On topic: I'm glad nVidia is on it's way back up. I've always preferred them to the ol ATI boards.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I can't wait until ATI's new cards surface.

    Try March. (along with these new Nvidia cards)



    :cry:

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    RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Those 8600's get me all tingly...

    When are these gonna be up for sale? Are they DX10? If so, I just might get an 8600...

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    the 86XX's are DX10

    the 83XX's maybe not

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    VeganVegan Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I try to keep mine under $200. I have a plain 6600 right now that's a little over a year old. 8600 is quite the upgrade.

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    crash5scrash5s Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    They are dx10 but nvidia hasn't released a vista driver for the 80 series cards yet.

    So all of us that own them are stuck with XP till that happens.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Raslin wrote:
    When are these gonna be up for sale?

    the mid-spec 8800 certainly looks tempting, not at launch but when the price has dropped a little

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Well shit. I really should have waited to get a new card. I bought a 7900GT two months ago for more than I'd spend for an 8600 Ultra now?


    Ah, c'est la vie. It was a great two months of computah gamin'. I'll upgrade again sometime this year. :D

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    Well shit. I really should have waited to get a new card. I bought a 7900GT two months ago for more than I'd spend for an 8600 Ultra now?


    Ah, c'est la vie. It was a great two months of computah gamin'. I'll upgrade again sometime this year. :D
    schoolboy error!
    i'm holding on to my 6800GT for at least another 6 months until the DX10 market has stabilised and i know what's what.

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    Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Glal wrote:
    I find myself using the PS3 as a price unit more and more...


    You fucking beat me to it, which just adds to how disturbing it is.

    I was totally, totally just thinking the same thing. 8800GTX? $599.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Recoil42 wrote:
    Glal wrote:
    I find myself using the PS3 as a price unit more and more...


    You fucking beat me to it, which just adds to how disturbing it is.

    I was totally, totally just thinking the same thing. 8800GTX? $599.
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    variantvariant Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Huh, March? My store has been selling the 8800 series since before christmas :S

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I knew this was going to happen. I feel TONS better about stepping up this 7900gt ko for this 8800gts(640mb). These prices seem a tad low. I would imagine the 8600ultras being more like $199.99 instead of MSRP'ing at $179.99. Thats just me though. 7900's should drop like a rock now. I forsee a graphics card glut coming soon.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    variant wrote:
    Huh, March? My store has been selling the 8800 series since before christmas :S

    this is about the rest of the lineup as the title would suggest

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    ah, yes, i see scan.co.uk are selling the 8800GTX and GTS already, at about £400 and £300 respectively.
    hmph.

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    variantvariant Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Deusfaux wrote:
    variant wrote:
    Huh, March? My store has been selling the 8800 series since before christmas :S

    this is about the rest of the lineup as the title would suggest

    Oh, right.

    Yeah, we actually have about 1 person per week picking up the 8800gtx, I'm always like "what in the world would you use that for now?" and they're always like "Rendering and Crysis."

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    BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    havent upgraded in 4 years, and im hurting because of it.

    i think im actually going to save up and get the 8800gtx. my thinking is that for $600 it better last me another 4 years, especially if its dx10.

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If you're willing to spend $600 on a video card for four years of gaming, I'd highly suggest you spend $300 now and $300 in another two years, or maybe even $200 three different times in that same period. Upgrading to whatever's the SOTA is usually a bad long-term decision.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    If you're willing to spend $600 on a video card for four years of gaming, I'd highly suggest you spend $300 now and $300 in another two years, or maybe even $200 three different times in that same period. Upgrading to whatever's the SOTA is usually a bad long-term decision.
    yeah, looking down that list, at the least, i'd say the 8800GTS will last you about as long as a GTX. By the end of its stint, you might need to drop some settings lower than you would with a GTX, but they'll both be pretty-much obsolete at the same time. The extra $200 isn't going to get you a huge extension on its lifetime.

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    scootchscootch Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    man, I love nvidia's mid-range line-ups...

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    If you're willing to spend $600 on a video card for four years of gaming, I'd highly suggest you spend $300 now and $300 in another two years, or maybe even $200 three different times in that same period. Upgrading to whatever's the SOTA is usually a bad long-term decision.
    It's always a bad decision. State of the Art is not futureproof.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    darleysam wrote:
    ah, yes, i see scan.co.uk are selling the 8800GTX and GTS already, at about £400 and £300 respectively.
    hmph.

    They've been out for ages. Unless you're complaining about the horrendous prices. (£300 = $589)

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    jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I can't wait until ATI's new cards surface. I would like unbroken hardware for my next upgrade.... ie. my current card GeForce 6800 vanilla..... it came broke... in the box... yay... i give up after the 3rd RMA.

    Remember, nVidia just makes the GPUs. The boards themselves are made by various other companies (they just have to meet a certain spec to be 'right'). So when you get a broken board, it's not nVidia's fault, it's the manufacturer's. There's lots of cheap graphics card manufacturers out there, but they all have warranties like anyone else. Just be prepared to use them.

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    IriahIriah Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    On an Australian Techbuy site they're hawking an 8800GTX for $985.

    Or $770 USD, to be precise.

    What the hell.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Captain K wrote:
    If you're willing to spend $600 on a video card for four years of gaming, I'd highly suggest you spend $300 now and $300 in another two years, or maybe even $200 three different times in that same period. Upgrading to whatever's the SOTA is usually a bad long-term decision.

    if you dont resell it to fund the cost of the new SOTA


    anyways, thats what I do. the initial investment will be more, but card to card its not that expensive to keep up at all

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Rook wrote:
    darleysam wrote:
    ah, yes, i see scan.co.uk are selling the 8800GTX and GTS already, at about £400 and £300 respectively.
    hmph.

    They've been out for ages. Unless you're complaining about the horrendous prices. (£300 = $589)
    yeop, once again, the brits take a price hike up the arse :(

    edit: just not british enough

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    IriahIriah Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    darleysam wrote:
    Rook wrote:
    darleysam wrote:
    ah, yes, i see scan.co.uk are selling the 8800GTX and GTS already, at about £400 and £300 respectively.
    hmph.

    They've been out for ages. Unless you're complaining about the horrendous prices. (£300 = $589)
    yeop, once again, the brits take a price hike up the ass :(
    Uhmm..... Australia got it worse.

    Just a little.

    Edit: Hey it's actually kind of the same.

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    TwistedJesterTwistedJester Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    So will the DX10 on these cards be like the DX9 on the 5XXX series? Aka, crap?

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Iriah wrote:
    darleysam wrote:
    Rook wrote:
    darleysam wrote:
    ah, yes, i see scan.co.uk are selling the 8800GTX and GTS already, at about £400 and £300 respectively.
    hmph.

    They've been out for ages. Unless you're complaining about the horrendous prices. (£300 = $589)
    yeop, once again, the brits take a price hike up the ass :(
    Uhmm..... Australia got it worse.

    Just a little.

    Edit: Hey it's actually kind of the same.
    i can believe that, although i don't know how prices convert and average wages out there, but you guys generally seem to get stupid-sounding prices touted around.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    So will the DX10 on these cards be like the DX9 on the 5XXX series? Aka, crap?

    nobody knows yet

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    So will the DX10 on these cards be like the DX9 on the 5XXX series? Aka, crap?

    All signs point to no, though I guess it's anyone's guess really.

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    IriahIriah Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Well, the high-end PS3 is going to retail for ONE THOOOOUUUUSAND.

    Make of that what you will.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Iriah wrote:
    Well, the high-end PS3 is going to retail for ONE THOOOOUUUUSAND.

    Make of that what you will.
    i would hope my picture/caption post on the previous page adequately expressed my sentiments towards Sony and their pricing scheme.

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    KamiKami Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ooh, this is great news.

    I'm still using my onboard graphics (not doing alot of PC gaming lately, only Deus Ex :lol:), and have a nice PCIe slot that could give one of those mid-range cards a nice home.

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