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#1 HingVista

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:03 PM

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Nvidia has launched what is arguable the most advanced graphics chip available, the GeForce 8800, along with a MCP, the nForce 680i SLI.
The GeForce 8 Series features a unified architecture and was used as the reference GPU for developing and certifying DirectX 10. Only available on Windows Vista, DirectX 10 offers improved performance and an enhanced set of development tools with Shader Model 4.0.

The GeForce 8800 GTX costs $600, while the 8800 GTS is $450.

More info:
Nvidia GeForce 8 Series
NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI and GeForce 8800 GTX Preview

Update: Reviews for G80:
Anandtech
Toms Hardware
PC Perspective
VR-Zone
Hexus
Firing Squad
Hard OCP
Tech Report

Edited by HingVista, 12 November 2006 - 06:36 PM.


#2 Nerd

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:09 PM

thats impressive.. direct 10.. shaders 4...

#3 italianboy

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:13 PM

OMG...amazing...this is only the beginning of a loooong series of monster card...

#4 binzoo

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:18 PM

woa how much?

#5 WhistAler

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 07:48 PM

Hey, where are your glasses?

woa how much?

The GeForce 8800 GTX costs $600, while the 8800 GTS is $450.



#6 hugo

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:09 PM

Asus EN8800GTX/HTDP (Retail, TV-Out, 2x DVI) @ E 629,-

Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP (Retail, TV-Out, 2x DVI) @ E 499,-

Prices here in holland.

shop:
http://www.alternate...owTechData=true

And check out Nvidia's website:
http://www.nvidia.co..._redefined.html

Edited by hugo, 09 November 2006 - 10:13 PM.


#7 Freka

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 11:10 PM

holy crap... imagine that thing in red! :o it would b the first video card that looked sexy!

#8 Hipgnosis

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 11:46 PM

Money is going down the drain real quick..especially with Vista Ultimate and new hardware.

#9 FalseAgent

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 12:39 AM

oh my.

#10 cmkumar2k

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 03:08 AM

that's awesome... wow... xploring more.. thanks for the ready links dude... (Y)

#11 Ultimate John

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 05:49 PM

These Crysis screenshots were taken on a less powerful GPU than this. Imagine how these will look on this GPU :woot:

#12 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 01:21 PM

GeForce 8800 GTX Hands-On

#13 sendo72

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:40 PM

oh baby.....

#14 HingVista

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 06:37 PM

I have updated the first post with some reviews of GeForce 8800.

#15 Neutron Nine

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:01 AM

Whoa!

#16 Shinde

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:57 PM

If you want to make full use of it then you must have Vista for DirectX 10 and a good Power Supply.

Buying PS3 or X60 would be a better decision ;)

#17 Aqua Structure

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:26 AM

And just when I bought a 7600GT, too. Argh.

#18 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:08 PM

Low and mid-range of GeForce 8 cards may come soon.
Read here

#19 lareeth

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:02 PM

does it work 100% with XP and DirectX 9?

#20 LiLLTOtech

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 04:46 PM

And just when I bought a 7600GT, too. Argh.

That's a hasty decision. I have been waiting for DirectX 10 card for the last 6 months and will still keep waiting for price drop :P

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