Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ShadowFold, Feb 21, 2008.
any f/s links in teh us?
Here's a short list of cards that all use Qimoda RAM in case anyone cares.
There's prolly more but I don't want to go look. I had a little help getting these and my helper has lost interest too.
if you want to play it like that, Palit is the most expensive, you don't need any additional cooling for this card, most vendors include a game, qimonda memory, hdmi is practically a feature of the 9 series.
Amazon UK has the 768mb Model. not sure about North America
hey, coupon's are always great -- i've already support ATI by buying one of their cards, I don't think I'd be totally against getting an 8800 GS...
I hate stock coolers for the most part. It's the reason why I always replace them with something that's going to cost me 40+USD. Besides that the stock cooler from nVidia is going to be full of dust fast.
What cards are coming with a game, good cooler. and HDMI/Display Port on the card in N America?
The Palit cards are very nice But i would urge buyers to check the bundle because you dont always get everything you need with the card i bought a pair of Xpertvision x1950s and they did not see fit to include crossfire bridges (it said crossfire on the box) the company was difficult to deal with because of the language barrier and the aussie rep wouldnt help, so i shelled an extra au$30 for the bridges the cooler that came on the card(big red anodized aluminium thing) was nothing short of awesome, unfortunatley with two cards the bottom of said awesome cooler touched the second card so i had to ditch in favour of zalmans.....
I still run my x1950s they are going strong and i wish you all the best with the U.S market.
Leadtek comes with a game, normally XFX would also. Zotac, Asus, Leadtek, MSI, ECS come with HDMI Adaptors.
Actually, calvary1980, I don't want to play it that way. I came in here to answer questions, get some constructive feedback and generally just hang out. You have insulted me and called me an asshole and are going way out of your way to goad me into an argument with you.
That's just rude and uncalled for. You are free to your own opinions and if you want to act civil I'm happy to discuss them with you. I don't know everything there is to know and I'm perfectly willing to learn.
I have already communicated several concerns and ideas from this forum back to the factory and I think that's pretty real. One member pointed out that come of our product descriptions were misleading and I changed them on the spot.
I have a great deal of respect for w1zzard and all the other folks I've had the pleasure of speaking with here. I have every intention of sticking around for a long time. No matter how angry you get or how abrasive or abusive you are I will continue to be here. One bad apple does not ruin a forum and I refuse to allow you to drive off a perfectly good resource for the community.
So either pipe down and act like civil person or if you really dislike me so much for trying to give the community some kind of connection to the people who make the products they buy don't post in the forums I'm in.
There is no need for you to trash this thread for everyone else.
oh i got spellforce 2 shadowars with the cards, palit give good game BUT i couldnt run crossfire out of the box...i got molex to 6-pin power connectors to
I'm sorry you had so many problems.
I'm surprised about the bridges. I assume these were Pros?
If there is anything I can do to help you now just let me know.
I'm gonna take a break for now and play some ET. I'll catch up with this tomorrow.
that post was directed to kieran, and stop with the drama all I did was give an opinion and you gave me a hard time with your lolcano crap, goof. leave it at that if you want to schmooze and promote no one is stopping you.
Free game with both versions of the 9600GT seems to be tomb raider anniversary. pretty nice..i mean,who doesn't want a free Lara Craft bundled in a box with their video card lol
Why is everyone upset that it uses qimonda?isn't it at 1.0ns too?would it be that much inferior to a 1.0ns samsung?
Just trying to find a reason to start major drama I guess :shadedshu
Qimonda Memory isn't a very good overclocker. Zotac and VVIKOO use Samsung, eVGA might aswell. http://www.hardwarezone.com/news/view.php?id=10001&cid=6 hey look it's just like the Palit Sonic except with a VF1000, Samsung Memory and comes with a HDMI Cable
I don't want to see any more people trying to incite arguments in this thread. It will not be tolerated.
Just for reference the pic I showed of the memory was the 8800GT and not the 9600GT.
Palit could of made that VVIKOO card as well from the looks of it.
Palit,what is your honest opinion of this card at this price?
Obviously I'm going to think it's a great card. It costs a little more than a few others but has features the others lack. If those features don't interest you then there's nothing wrong with saving a few bucks to go with another brand.
The features are basically a non-reference design, three-phase power, better cooling, HDMI embedded in the card and displayport.
And the cooler looks bad ass hehe
now this i gotta dissagre with, i got cards that are 10+years old that work just as good now as they did back then.
as to lifetime warr, well if somebody sends in an OLD ass agp card, and you dont have agp, and its not someting as simple as a clearly bad cap or the cooler needs a new fan(easy fixes for anybody with a small ammount of sill) then u have to give a pci-e card, the person cant use it, but looking at it, if the whole systems that old, it was time to replace it anyway, so they get a new pc, stick their new card in, use it for a while, and realise its holding the rest of the system back, who do you think they are gonna think of first when they go grab a new card?
i know who i think of, the company thats given me good service in the past.
its why i like powercolor and asus videocard(but hate asus mobo support)
both companys have treated me VERY wekk and even rma'd at no charge cards that where slitly out of warrinty(couple weeks to a month out)
and no i didnt expect an upgrade, sometimes i got one, and i was happy, then, when i desided i needed a new card, who did i think of first? see above.
yeah its a bit of a marketing ploy, BUT it works, and it gives you steller word of mouth, and i dont care what anybody says, word of mouth is more powerfull then any other marketing scheme, word of mouth can KILL a product/company or lift it high into the sky.
so where i agree with some of what you said, and the ideas silly IF you take it to extreams like 20+20years, its not if you look at it from a more realistic point of view.
see XFX cards resell for more, because they have that dbl life time warr, you can sell the card to a buddy or online and the new owner can reg for a full lifetime warr, say your like many gamers and u get a new card every 1-2 years , or 3 at the outside, if you can get alittle extra from your old card to put into getting your new one thanks to the warrinty, well that sweet, and your much more likely to buy another card from that same company, and give them alot of good word of mouth.
so it is marketing, but its good for users like many of us who constantly are changing hardware(not me, i tend to upgrade when i feel its needed)
oh on a side note i really wish palits cards had been avalable when i got my BFG 8800gt, my cards good but, well i love everything WileE has said about the cards hes had from you guys!!!!
was it pny, just nod if it was, they screwed a bunch of us years back, requiering orignal recept AND box to get an rma on ram or videocards, and people outside the us got told to suck it because the lifetime warr didnt cover them.....needless to say, pny nolonger gets any $ from me or anybody i know ever for any reasion!!!!
I've always thought of them as a brand you see but theres nothing special or cool about them.. but after hearing that I guess I wont buy from them too lol
It actually wasn't. It was a really "reputable" brand. I've heard great things about them when dealing with people who get their lifetime warranty, but they simply should have made it clearer that us Aussies and people in the Asia region only get 2 years and not lifetime, as even the person I bought the card off thought it was lifetime.
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