Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ShadowFold, Feb 21, 2008.
GJS, you lucky dog!!!
good for you now all I need is a 8800 gt sonic. Or atleast the price to drop. Gonna be plodding along soon on a x800 pro.
Giving stuff away is the best part of the job. We're doing a LAN party in Indianapolis this weekend (so I won't be around) where we're giving away 17 cards including one 9800GX2.
I finally got the game server bundle done and it's included with the purchase of a 9800GX2. Basically it's 3 months of free game server. Your choice of most popular games like CoD4, AA, BF2 and so on. They are even ranked!
We give away cards randomly on our CoD4 and QW:ET server about once per week or so. And now it looks like I'm going to start doing it in forums as well.
I get a little push back internally about doing stuff completely randomly but I don't think EVERYTHING has to be a dog and pony show. I have no doubt that word will get around that we do cool stuff whether we make you play a stupid flash game to get your email address or not. And if I'm doing my job right, I can get the word out about Palit without only being able to send email.
I also like the idea of keeping Palit in the "different kind of company" category.
To me, if a rep of any nature can get onto tech forums and allow users to ask questions and help them out, then its the best for the company and everyone else that loves their products. I am glad to see someone of your nature on here. It gives us hope on the company we know and love.
Ya, well, it's not all it's cracked up to be IMO. Whole lot of e-peen in it but after you get past 100 or so FPS what's the point? I know there are people out there that want to have the maximum performance and this rig certainly doesn't disappoint in that area. But if it was MY money, I'd buy a pair of 8800GTs and a whole lot of beer.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not dogging on tri-sli. I play CoD4 and QW:ET and the beer helps my frag rate more than the added performance.
Question is, can you max Crysis in DX10? lol.
ocLIT plays 3dmark
every frame counts lol
Trying to find a 64bit driver for my wirless....The board is freaking amazing in looks. The bios has anything and everything one could not understand inside of it.
The back plate even lights up, how freaking cool is that?
Any how my machine will be total air for the lan. First time in a long time that I had a air cooled rig.
Meh, 4GHz is still a cakewalk, even on the mammoth stock cooler. lol.
Well...if ya get a chance check out the server in my sig...my clan is -BeerMe-...we drink, we play, we have a great time. I totally dig CoD4, and I may check out your guys' server (location? name?)...also looking forward to the map-pack..which I'm hoping shows up around the same time as the console map-pack. The game runs pretty decent on my x1950xtx with 0AA/16AF...around 60-70avg atm...so I'm thinking one 9600GT will give me a good boost there in comparison...time will tell!
What is the IP address for your COD4 server? Is it hardcore? (hope not )
I would agree my Qx9650 did 4.0ghz without batting a eye.
I have everything in Crysis up there all the way.. are you also talking anti this and that??? if so, I just have it on, and at 4. I could all ways try it there all the way... hmm lol
I think the card should have gone to post 498 then if 499 and 500 was from Palit Guy as 498 is before 501 ..........congrats GJS!!
You already have good cards too. For shame. :shadedshu lol
Yup but I paid for my best one! actually, no, It's sold now.
Yes, it's hardcore. www.teampalit.com you can find all our IPs right on the front page. We are usually on in force after 9PM Eastern.
What is Crysis?
Is it that game that looks real pretty but is as fun to play as Bejeweled? I think I've heard of it. It broke all kinds of sales records but there's almost no one playing it. I don't know who bought this game so I don't know where the sales numbers came from. I suppose they are counting all the copies that got bundled with video cards, mobos, mice and every other product you can think of. I think I got a free copy with a package of toilet paper from Wal-Mart.
Ya. I played it for about two hours. Spent about an hour with it in multiplayer before I realized it wasn't actually game but a benchmark that you could get in. I say that because a game has features like balanced weapons, realistic hit boxes and is fun to play.
A benchmark, on the other hand, makes your card do things in ways that no other software does to produce a magical number that is related to how a card performs in an actual game about as closely as Vista is to being user friendly i.e. it looks nice on the package but the similarity ends there.
The I'm a Mac and I'm a PC commercials rink in my top 5 best commercials of all time. I can't wait to see a parody of I'm a Game and I'm Crysis.
And, as all conversations involving Crysis I'll end with...
But it does look beautiful.
Well, it looks like things have changed a bit. Sell through on the 8800s at Tiger has been excessive so the sale is now ending a midnight tonight (Friday) EDT. It's possible the could extend it back out to the 31st but I wouldn't count on it.
Wow, it seems like just yesterday we were selling these for $289. Where have all the good times gone?
Not cool enuff for £290 in the UK, thats like $580!! Damn you could get a decent board for that money
Looks like I killed a 8800GT I'll be coming to the RMA shop sometime today.....Where's the Rum man?
Man this machine is fast even with one card.
This is a total stock run
Is there an RMA shop in England? I am going to pop in the modded card tonight.
Daaaaaaamn! Newegg has the 1GB 9600GT for $206.66 shipped (plus applicable sales tax)!
And it's not even on sale.
Ok, I ran 3DMark06 looped to generate heat. Just sitting on the bench, not in a case because of the upcoming LAN party; my whole lab is in a sad state.
The 9600GT Sonic idled at 36C whether it was taped off or not.
Untaped it got up to 44C and the fan speed was at 60% set on auto.
Taped it got up to 54C and the fan speed was at 60% set on auto.
I ran it untaped first. When I took the card out to tape it up I could feel it was just barely warm on the back. Taped up, the whole orange enclosure felt fairly warm. Not so warm I would worry about it, but warm
So if you want to try to do this you might think about turning the fan up a bit and keep an eye on your temps but I didn't see anything that makes me want to caution you about doing this.
Thanks! I'm gonna leave it as-is at first and see where my temps are. If they start to climb, I'll try covering the vents. What kind of tape did you use? I don't want any residue.
I'm assuming there won't be as much heat trapped because the Sonic is enclosed and will vent some of it out of the case. My x1950 Pro keeps the air inside, so hopefully my temps will at worst remain the same, only with way better graphics.
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