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Cheer up, GeForce 7800 Ultra is real!

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  1. EnJoY

    EnJoY New Member

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    As I posted earlier, NVIDIA seems to have a GeForce 7800 Ultra series card up it's sleeve just waiting for ATI to show 'em their cards. As you can find at hardspell.com, the GeForce 7800 GTX scores ~7800 single card, and 1300 SLI for 3DMark05. The 7800 GTX is clocked at 430/1200, and the Ultra then makes the leap to 500/1375. With these monstrous clocks, the 24 pipeline beast turns out a whopping ~9000 3DMarks for single card, nearly the same score dual 6800 GT's would get. All in all, the 7800 series is looking a lot more impressive than it did before and the graphics wars as a whole are just getting started.
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    WOW! 24 pipes. You seem like an Nvidia guy, but I've got a question. Do you think I should get an X850XT PE or wait for ATI's new generation? I mean the X850 was pretty much just released, although it's only got 16 pipelines, and it's in a class of it's own really (X600 vs 6200, X700 vs 6600, X800 vs 6800), so when do you think ATI is gonna release a new version? I've got an Nforce 2 board, so maybe I'll just get the 7800, but hopefully it's not more than $500.
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    ati comes up with more pixe pipelines and the r520 will released in a few weeks or days
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    my sources tell me august
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    k but ltes wait and dont think of something we cant know
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    Not brand loyal to anyone really. Owned ATI cards, 3DFX cards, and NVIDA cards, and would own ATI or NVIDIA depending on who is better. Hell, I've owned AMD ever since my first Pentium 3 got too slow, but I wouldn't hesitate to switch to Intel if they actually got faster.

    And my advice for you would be to save up a bit more and grab a new Athlon 64 motherboard, cpu, and some mushkin redline first. Then by then you can get your 7800/R520.
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    Nvidia will probably release an Ultra card after ATI gets done with 'Fudo' if ATI gets the upper hand, however the "Ultra" in this story is just an overclocked 7800GTX chip running on the "ultra" setting of the fans (loud as hell) hence why the picture in the article for the SLi setup has an 80mm on top and a 120mm strapped to the ends of the cards. Until I see a chip that actually flat out says 7800 Ultra, I won't believe it exsists as of yet.
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    Well I just built this so a new mobo and processor aren't in my agenda yet (although it would be cheaper to get both rather than the new card). I'll wait about a year to get a new mobo because this is great, I mean I think I can keep up or outdo every 754 processor out there, but I'm not sure how high they go. My RAM is gonna be kept, I've got GREAT stuff in my opinion (XMS Pro PC3200, all the athlon 64's can handle, and I hear Mushkin isn't that great of a company). A new graphics card would give me the biggest jump in power, and that's why I want it. But now that I think about it, it's kind of sad that I could get a full mobo and processor with what I'm gonna spend on a card. The only thing I regret is that if I get an AGP 8X graphics card, I won't be able to transfer it to a new computer. But I usually go all or nothing, and I don't really take anything old out of computers unless they don't slow down the computer (like a cooling fan or a hard drive if it's the best format they have like SATA 3gb), so that's alright.
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    then buy a 3700+ a 64 socket 939 san diego
    a x800xt or xt pe pci e
    a asus a8n or sli deluxe
    or an dfi lanparty
    that would be a big junp otherwise take a 3200 or a 3500 venice same mobo and a x800xl
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    Well like I said, I'm not going motherboard and processor. I've also got an Athlon XP socket A and I have the best there is in it so I can't do much about that, so like I say an X850XTPE would be the biggest jump for me
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    Consider this as the new 7800 Ultra card.
    http://photos22.flickr.com/27341481_4f21240495_o.jpg
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    sorry, wanted to add this as well...

    It seems like the so called 7800 Ultra card that takes up dual slot with 4 heat pipes cooler design has been exposed. I think we have seen this cooling design somewhere before but not exactly identical. If you look closely, there is a genlock on the card which is used for connecting to a G-Sync card for video post-production, broadcast, compositing, and editing. This is feature is found on Quadro series so it is probably a 7800 based Quadro card called Quadro FX 4500. There are a few super-samples of G70 lying around that are clocked as high as 800MHz but it is unlikely that the normal 7800 Ultra cards will be clocked that high.
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    It will be bottlenecked a bit, but go for it. When you upgrade to socket 939/Athlon 64 you can get a Nforce 3 based motherboard which has AGP, and there is also a new ULi chipset that has AGP and PCI-E and works damn well.

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