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And only $659! :D

 

{edit - sorry, 659, not 649. Typo. :D )

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http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/391/

 

A review. I find it quite odd that they don't use Oblivion for benchmarks in it, though.


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I'm not reading all that tech-drool-speak. >_< *skims to the end*

 

The one thing we just have not been able to test are DirectX 10 titles and that's really what this card is all about. I adore the 8800 GTS yet I love the GeForce 8800 GTX on DX9, but I can only predict that it's going to rock at DX10. And until Microsoft Vista is released, I still owe you another review with DX10 titles.

 

Well that answers one curiousity I was having - you can test the card but not the DX10 part, yet. Nonetheless...

 

You start playing your games with a monitor that supports 1600x1200 and then enable 4xAA and 16xAF. I have been playing Prey for a while at a resolution of 2560x1600 (and that's 500% more pixels over 1024x768!) at 53 frames per second with every possible setting in the game set to HIGH. So I enabled 16xAA and at that same resolution I was still playing with an average of 34 FPS. If you are stuck at 1600x1200, 16xAA and 16xAF will get you 67 FPS.

 

I want that card. :D


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Yes, it's ridiculously powerful with DX9 games. Also, suddenly I think Crysis and Bioshock aren't going to kill computers as easily as it seemed to at first.

 

I wonder if Obsidian has had the opportunity to test NWN2 with these cards.


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There was a wee recall due to a resistor issue, but I understand NVidia is/has taken care of it. I'll be getting this card for NWN2 and Half-Life 2 (with the cinematic hi-res texture mod), and for Dragon Age later.

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And the 79s are dropping in price!!! (w00t)


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Bok will probably get it tomorrow, the blasted money pooper.


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Hay, if I had $700 to buy a new card I would too...


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Are you implying that I shouldn't hold a grudge against people who poop more money than me? =]


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I wonder if Obsidian has had the opportunity to test NWN2 with these cards.

 

 

NWN2's engine is very badly optimised so I doubt it would make that much of a differance. It doesnt really matter how big your engine is when the parking break is stuck.

 

 

( still an awesome game though )


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Are you implying that I shouldn't hold a grudge against people who poop more money than me? =]

 

Well... :">

Yes... :crazy:


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Humm...

I'm going to get a 79 and wait until the price drops...

 

GeForce 8800 GTX - $599

GeForce 8800 GTS - $449

GeForce 7950 GT - $299

GeForce 7900 GS - $199

GeForce 7600 GT - $159

GeForce 7600 GS - $129

GeForce 7300 GPUs - <$99

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Well, as I said, if you have the cash go for it... =]


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This seems like a good, professional review.

 

http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q4/gefor...00/index.x?pg=1


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Yeah, this card rocks. One thing noted in the first review is that it scales with the processor, which should be obvious. If the hardware can't get the data into the GPU fast enough, framerates will stall. Thus the card won't do that well on my current system, but later when I upgrade the mobo and cpu, the gpu will grow with them.

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...maybe around New Year. It's getting harder and harder to wait before building a new system. I'm becoming very impatient. :rolleyes:


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I'm going to play it safe and see how ATI's are going to perform against the Nvidias that will be out at that time. It seemed that Nvidia was rushing it, i wonder what kind of corners they might have cut if any? I know for sure they didn't cut the price.

 

These price tags are ridicules. As soon as an x box or playstation get a system that has a mouse and keyboard, something similar im switching... maybe. :rolleyes:


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I'm sure they'll drop fairly quickly as others come out.


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Well, if it gets around $300 I'll skip the 7950...


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