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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Overview

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Thanks so much for the preview W1zzard! I can see now that contrary to all rumors, nVdia did in fact use a unified shader architecture for the G80, this card is one serious contender indeed, can't wait for your performance numbers :)

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does this G80 offer better image quality than ATI coz every one say ATI has beter image quality
 

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Looks like Super AA on a singal card, I'll read this thing in fold in an hour or so.
 
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Nice review ..will be waiting for performance review..great looking cards though :)
 

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Humm!ATI is too quiet...i believe they´ll prepare something out of theyre hat...and it will be no rabbit...must wait.
however this a great card from Nvidia...even they´ve recall all this cards back,(read it somehere).But let me tell you that things are going way too fast,they don´t even let the market get used to new cards and they´re allready producing new stuff...one keeps undefnitlly waiting to see witch is better,and never decid witch one should buy.Just read it now...there´s a water cooled card.
 
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Nice review ..will be waiting for performance review..great looking cards though :)
Agreed 110% - good coverage of what the card contains hardware-wise, w/ comparisons to today's "BEST" from ATI & also NVidia's past offerings in the 7900 GTX (of which I own a variant thereof in the GTX OC by BFG).

Big changes in the shaders modelling (unified Pixel & Vertex shaders, & TONS more of them as well as "raster ops" (ROPS?) increases & a far higher transistor count, period, but w/ decent power consumption for such an increase) vs. the older NVidia cards, this is certain... & FAR MORE MEMORY too!

* I wasn't aware of the diff.'s in detail, until I read this review... & it covered all the bases for me in that capacity.

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Thumbs up from TPU is good enough reason for me.



Wizz you RAWK. :rockout:

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Thumbs up from TPU is good enough reason for me.



Wizz you RAWK. :rockout:

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Nice, at least you're on the wait list now :)

So you're stepping up to the 8800GTX or the GS?
 

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W1zzard said:
If you multiply the number of ROPs by 16 you get the memory bus width (24 x 16 = 384).
There're six (6) ROP partitions in 8800GTX, each capable of pushing up to four pixels per clock cycle. And each ROP has 64-bit wide connection to memory, so 384-bit comes from 6 * 64 = 384. In 8800GTS you have five (5) ROP units, which gives 320-bit memory bus (5 * 64 = 320).
 

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