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XFX Announces GeForce 8800 GT 256MB

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. DarkMatter New Member

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    I can't believe what I am reading in this post!! Sorry but I have to LOL really hard on you guys.
    Since when a card at 150-200 price point is been able to play newer games on highest settings?
    Let's learn some recent Nvidia history right? (Ati had similar cards as you all know.)

    May 2003 - 5900 Ultra released - Price: 450+ if I remember well.

    April 2004 - 6800 Ultra released - Price: 500+ - Perfromance 2x 5950 Ultra

    Nov 2004 (18 months later than 5900) - 6600GT realeased - Price: 200+ - Performance: Slightly above 5950 Ultra, can play Doom 3 on highest at 1024x768 4x AA (the card itself is marketed as this)

    June 2005 - 7800GTX released -Price: 500+ - Performance: 1,6x 6800 Ultra

    March 2006 (23 months later than 6800) - 7600GT released - Price: 200+ - Performance: Same as 6800 Ultra

    November 2006 - 8800GTX released - Price: 600+ - Performance: Above 2x 7800GTX

    October 2007 (11 Months later) - 8800GT 512 released - Price 250 - Performance - 0,8x-0,9x 8800GTX

    Novenber 2007 - 8800GT 256 released - Price 150-200 - Performance: Unknown, 0,7x-0,9x 8800GTX reallistically expected. Still the card should have 1024 MB, run at 800Mhz, play Crysis on Very High at 1920x1200 16xAA 16XAF and still come out at a 50 price point. Otherwise this card is shit. Period. :slap:

    Come back to earth guys! Your mom is missing you...

    See you! :toast:
     
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    Yeah but 8800GT 256mb vs 8800GT 512mb is different. The difference could mean playable or unplayable.

    Why have a corvette with 8inch wide tires on the rear?
     
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    :eek: Hehe. Riva TNT2 32MB was released on March 1999, TNT2 Ultra on May and TNT2 M64 on July. So it's more like your card has 8-9 Years. It's an antique and still running! Soon it will cost like 6000$!! :rockout:
     
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    Yeah but the card with 256 it's not intended to compete with the other one! It's in a different price point. Nvidia could have very well marketed a revamped 8600, like 64 SP 256bit 512MB 8600GTX, or something like that. Be sure that 8800GT 256MB will perform better than that 8600GTX in every game and resolution, be it now or in the years to come. So why the complaints? :confused:
     
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    haha makes me even feel better about my pavilion 750n :D haha i even have to play warcraft 3 and diablo 2 at low settings but starcraft no prob but which card doesnt? i may just get a 256mb cause i dont have a big monitor. but we'll see. any of yall know the least amount of psu needed for a 8800gt??
     

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