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- Monday, October 29th, 2007 Like Share


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Jon Apr 1, 09
EDIT: The exact card I'm talking about is the 512 OC version.
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Jon Apr 1, 09
Hey

I was wondering whether anyone knows the maximum resolution for this card is?

Thanks
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Iceguy2003 Nov 17, 08
Yep, it is pretty crazy. And the 8800GT is still a nice card, and you can't go wrong with getting one for $50.
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time traveller Nov 16, 08
I just bought a 8800gt oc for $50. Amazing what a difference a year makes.
cheers
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axforts2212 Nov 1, 07
hehe, well just let us know when you have a date and or price
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kspiess Nov 1, 07
No worries!

Also just one more little rumor I heard first-hand from someone earlier today: it looks like the revised 8800 gts / 8900 gt (my guess!) might be coming closer to the end of November, or even early December (which works out for you, I guess )

My source said that Nvidia just isn't able to manufacture enough product in time to beat (or meet) the RV670 to market... and they are also quite busy making gazillions of 8800 GT's (which are selling like absolute crazy).

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Candle Nov 1, 07
the 8800GT does prove something alot of us suspected, the frame buffer cant be feed fast enough by the GPU. This quite obvious with the fact a 512mb 256bit card did on average alot better than a 320bit 640mb 8800GTS. The added shader's allowed it to use the framebuffer a little better, it also points to another fact worth noting, the 320bit, and 384bit, and the 512bit bus's on the highend cards might be to big for these cards to actully handle effectivlly untill they have more raw power in the GPU to feed the framebuffer.
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axforts2212 Nov 1, 07
OK thanks a lot man hopefully that "8900GT" will be available for sub 350 bucks If not well hehe, Id probably have to find some extra cash.
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kspiess Nov 1, 07
One more thing: although everyone is referring to the upcoming nvidia release as the 'revised 8800 gts' I think there is a strong chance they will end up changing the name (so too many people don't get confused with the similar models).

Maybe it'll end up being a 8900 GT?

I can't see them sticking with the 8800 GTS name.
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kspiess Nov 1, 07
Not too much is known. All the NVIDIA guys I talked to in California were pretty mum about it.

Besides the additional stream processors, it looks like the new g92 / 8800 gts will have a reduced 256 bit memory interface (contrary to my last post). So it looks like the new GTS will come in 512mb and 1 gig varieties.

The 1 gig 8800 gts should out-perform a current 8800 gtx by a decent margin, and should also be available for less.

It'll be pci-e 2.00, but that really isn't much of a big deal. It'll more be a factor a year+ plus from now. PCI-e 1.00 offers enough bandwidth for the next while with 16x pci-e lanes on your mobo.

By the way guys, also from I heard today from someone else, the RV670 (upcoming hd 3800 ati release) looks like it'll offer less performance than a 8800 GT, but will retail for about 50$ less.

For your situation axforts, you'll probably be most interested in the new 8800 gts 1 gb version.

NVIDIA will probably try to take some of the fire out of the launch of the RV670 by launching it on the same day. (Which is, according to SOME RUMORS, about 3 weeks away).
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axforts2212 Oct 30, 07
Well if I was buying it would most likely be on or before(or during) the week of december 1st(my bday) longest id wait is that following week. So looks like Ill probably snag an 8800GTS 640mb revised when it hits market.

Will that be PCIe 2? exactly what will the differences be?
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kspiess Oct 30, 07
Hey axforts.

It's a tough call -- theres a couple of things: the 8800gts 640mb with the added stream processors will very probably be better for you in your situation. With revised 8800gts should outclass the 8800 gt in those resolutions because of the 320 bit memory interface tied to the extra memory.

But two things: further revisions of the 8800 gts might be unveiled soon. Also, the price has not been released (so not sure how it'll compare to the 8800 gt).

One other rumor worth mentioning is that it looks like a 1 GB 8800 GT might be out before Xmas.I'd guess the revised 8800 gts would offer better performance than the 1gb 8800 gt however.

And, yet one more thing: the RV670 will be out before not too long. Even as good as the 8800 GT is, I'd recommend waiting for this card, just to see how it compares -- you never know.. it is a 55nm card, so it should be interesting.

In a snap judgement, if you wanted to buy ASAP, I'd say you'd probably want the revised GTS: it'll presumably be offered for a reasonable price in comparison with the 8800 gt, and should offer better performance at your intended resolution.
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axforts2212 Oct 30, 07
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Would you reccomend this over a 8800GTS 640mb for resolutions 1600x1200 or larger(or 1650x1080, whatever 22 inches wide is)
Just wondering becasuse I plan on a 22incher 1650x1080 and the 8800GT looks like THE card to have ATM, but would I notice slowdowns in games(esp DX10) and would it be better to wait for the revamped 8800GTS 640, and snag that(which is going to be how much $$$ btw>

thanks
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kspiess Oct 30, 07
Hey guys.

Thanks for all the comments. It was quite the rush to write that review after only coming back from the California launch on Saturday -- I'm glad there aren't too many typos in it

Anyways, about the 640 mb 8800 GTS thing: just wanted to mention that it looks like the 8800 gts 640 is getting a stream processor boost:
http://www.neoseeker.com/news/story/7277/

This should make the 640 mb 8800 gts a reasonable card to get if you have a high quality display, capable of high rez'es.

Not sure what is happening to 8800 gts 320mb. Rumors I've read look like it'll be refreshed mid-November -- perhaps around the launch of the RV670.

But it might be phased out.

End of November will be a good time to buy a video card though, it looks like.

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