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Zotac Shows off GeForce 8800GT 1024MB GDDR3 with Orange PCB

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  1. malware New Member

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    Right before the opening of the upcoming CES, graphics manufacturers are starting to show 1024MB versions of GeForce 8800GT. First to do that in public this time is Zotac with their redesigned GeForce 8800GT 1024MB GDDR3. While not AMP edition, the card utilizes orange PCB and 8 Qimonda GDDR3 memory chips. Inside the card's bundle, there is a DVI to HDMI converter.

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    depending how much this is im glad ive not bought a new card since my x800gto
     
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    and how many PCB layers?
     
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    Brilliant! This could eat into the 8800 GTS (G92) sales. Number of PCB layers really wouldn't affect you as long as you're not giving it a punishing OC. They are NOT selling a substandard/cheap quality product by reducing the PCB layers, IF they're reducing it.
     
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    I don't know if quality is reduced or not nor did I say they are reducing the quality.I just wanted to know if they really did reduce the number of PCB layers. What I said earlier was companies found it better to use the same 10PCB layers for all the gcards rather than different PCB's for diffrent chips.
     
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    i feel teh videocard market is goign tog et stagnant soon.
     
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    Still waiting for the 8800 GTS 1024.
     
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    god damn enough of the 8800's and give us the geforce 9 series already.
     
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    a 9 series is a 8 with lil more shaders and clocks.
     
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    yes, and that's because earlier, we were dealing with 90nm cores like the G80 or the 80nm ones, R600. These cores had very high thermal envelopes, the components and circuitry were made to run on a 8+ layer PCB to reduce electronic noise. With the G92, NVIDIA incorporated pulse width modulation (digital+hybrid) and this greatly tones down the electronic noise and a 8+ layer PCB is not required. Yes, higher variants could still have it but that would be only when the PCB is loaded with kilos of components or gluttonous GPU's.
     
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    i like this card, the fact that its orange and the fact that it looks like it has a decent cooler on it

    ah so many cards to choose from!
     
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    Soon? How about the last two years of stagnation or so? But then again, it's not as bad as the CPU market. Almost there though.
     
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    nice card it fits my countrys color
     
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    Nice card, makes a change from the normal green and occasional red :)

    Gam
     
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    Sapphire has video cards with blue/teal PCBs and there are many video cards with black and gold PCBs out there. Even silver colored ones. (Mostly limited to Asian markets.)
     
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    yeah directX 10, 8800GTX, 8800GT, HD3850... totally stagnant, no fun at all. [/sarcasm]
     
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    does it metters if its orange or any other color?
     
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    well if it was black, for legal reasons they'd have to call it the "african american edition"
     
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    ^Some people buy cards based on their PCB colours to match that of the motherboards. I've seen that happen to the 8800 GTX/GTS that came out with black PCB's and later in green. People started selling those leftover black PCB cards for a high price on ebay.
     
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    only 2 of those can be called achievements ...
     
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    Thats pretty biased FBI.
     
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    why do u say that?
     
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    Soyo and Albatron for awhile made silver PCB, apparently it wasn't just for aesthetics.

    Not a bad board to use in a plexi or lexan case!
     
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    let me back up my statement.

    8800gtx .. big whoop, thats the top end of the market, with what, 1% of the market. 3850 and 8800GT is in the middle, where the meat is, mmm, lots of flesh on that bone, but how long did they take to get here? Two points.

    DX10 ... i dont think it has bee na major achievement yet or ever will, ill reserve final judgement til i get my HD3870.
     
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    Who cares about the damn colors its hardware and if it's good clocking hardware who gives a damn?
    Although I think 1GB is a little much for a card like the 8800GT. And ditch the single slot cooler.
     
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