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Video card price drop?

Does anyone know if there are any upcoming price drops coming for video cards? We don't have a video card thread in the hardware section of this website so I need to ask here. I want an 8800 GTX but I don' thave the scratch for one just yet. Any help or info would be much appreciated.

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Written on {{'2018-03-27T06:36:14-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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I think it is not imposible.


From this site: http://www.afyonhayat.com
Edit: Although the above benchmarks may or may not be "real" the minimum requirements for Crysis are still listed as needing a GeForce 6600 with a 7800 as recommended.. I'm sure the 8000 series will do just fine..

Written on {{'2007-08-23T11:46:34-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Wow. A bunch of good info. Muchos huevos para vosotros (I think). I thought this link was so dead that I started another sort of like it about a week ago. Maybe I'll ask jcarlos to delete that one.

Unfortunately it's all speculation for everyone until more news comes down the pipe, I guess.

Written on {{'2007-08-23T10:41:09-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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There should be a price drop (For the rest of NVIDIA's line up) when NVIDIA releases the 9th Generation of DX10 GPUs, sometime in Q4 of 2007 to as late as Q1 2008...There hasn't been much more news then that...Plenty of mail-in-rebates...But nothing over $50...

When ATi releases their next GPU's (Codenamed R700, I do believe) there should be a price drop due to the competition's...But who knows when ATi will actually release their next Generation of DX10 GPUs...

"ATi, the way it's meant to be delayed"

Also, check out www.pricewatch.com to check on prices...It has a big list...Constantly updated too...

Respectfully,

PROACEX1

Written on {{'2007-08-23T09:22:18-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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[quote user="Skeater"]Does anyone know if there are any upcoming price drops coming for video cards? We don't have a video card thread in the hardware section of this website so I need to ask here. I want an 8800 GTX but I don' thave the scratch for one just yet. Any help or info would be much appreciated.[/quote]

 

Haven't heard anything internally, but its' always up and down in this industry. I'll make sure we all know about any great price drops in the upcoming future. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

P.S. We are in the midst of revamping our item section forums, so look for some changes to be made within the next couple of weeks :-) <o:p></o:p>

 

Written on {{'2007-08-22T18:04:37-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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[quote user="KillerGator"]BAD NEWS FOR YOU CURRENT 8000 OWNERS: The 8800's have been tested on Crysis and been shown to not perform well.....[/quote]

What's your source for that?

 

That's high detail settings showing a 8800GTX at 4X AA and 16X Antisotropic getting over 60 frames per second..

Looks to me like the 8800GTX does quite well.. Above graph is DX10 Version of Crysis Prerelease demo running on Vista running with this hardware:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4Ghz)
Asus P5W DH
2×1GB PC2-6400 (5-5-5-12)
Western Digital Raptor 150

From this site: http://www.bilgiustam.com/?p=125 

Edit: Although the above benchmarks may or may not be "real" the minimum requirements for Crysis are still listed as needing a GeForce 6600 with a 7800 as recommended.. I'm sure the 8000 series will do just fine..

http://www.crysis-online.com/Information/System%20Requirements/ 


  • " A single 7800GTX will run the game quite well on fairly high settings according to Crysis Art Director, Michael Khaimzon."
  • Jack Mamais of Crytek said in an exclusive Crysis-Online interview that his X1900XT runs the game very well at reasonably high settings ( still unoptmized ).
    http://www.crysis-online.com/forum/index.php?topic=746.0

 

Written on {{'2007-08-22T15:25:19-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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BAD NEWS FOR YOU CURRENT 8000 OWNERS: The 8800's have been tested on Crysis and been shown to not perform well.....the 9800 GPU will be far better but i dont forsee any great improvments on the DX10 cards technology untill more DX10 games come out and have been realesed for at least a few months.......if ATI can push on Nvidia it could cause Nvidia to speed up there research department to create better performing DX10 cards....because right now Nvidia is owning the Video card market so they might be a little lax about finding new technology......until ATI pushes them
Written on {{'2007-08-22T14:05:16-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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they should just take the rebates off the 8800 series cards off completely, why do we need rebates on popular items, just give us the damn sale already, instead they give us rebates, and if you mistype one number or letter you never get your money, not to mention waiting 3 months for $20-30.  Its pointless give us a break already.
Written on {{'2007-08-22T11:49:18-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Thats intense, it makes me want to hold off on my purchases.... but well see....
Written on {{'2007-08-22T11:01:41-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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3 times faster?! as if the 8800 ultra wasn't ridiculous enough already!
Written on {{'2007-08-22T08:15:07-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Note that NVIDIA is supposedly going to skip the 8900's and go directly to NVIDIA's 9th Generation of DX10 GPUs...Supposedly going to be released in the Q4 2007 to as late as Q1 of 2008, according to multiple sources...

Supposedly, the "9800" will be three times faster then a 8800 ULTRA...So this will be interesting, nonetheless...

Respectfully,

PROACEX1

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