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Lord Vader: Your video card has arrived by loafer87gt
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Report this Post11-03-2006 12:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for loafer87gtSend a Private Message to loafer87gtDirect Link to This Post
Early benchies have finally been released for the new Nvidia 8800GTX cards. These cards have full DX10 support for Vista when it is released, and also seem to pack quite a whallop in older DX9 titles as well! 11200 3DMark 06 with a single card! Pricing right now is $650 for the first batch, but are supposed to drop to around ~$550 after becoming readily available. In the early benchmarks using preliminary drivers, the card is 92% faster than ATI's fastest offering.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4812

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"The physical card itself is quite large and approximately an inch and a half longer than an AMD ATI Radeon X1950 XTX based card.It requires two PCI Express power connectors and occupies two expansion slots. An interesting tidbit of the GeForce 8800GTX are the two SLI bridge connectors towards the edge of the card. This is a first for a GeForce product as SLI compatible graphics cards typically have one SLI bridge connector.

Having two SLI bridge connectors onboard may possibly allow users to equip systems with three G80 GeForce 8800 series graphics cards. With two SLI bridge connectors, three cards can be connected without any troubles. NVIDIA is expected to announce its nForce 680i SLI and 650i SLI chipsets with the GeForce 8800 series. NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI and 650i SLI based motherboards are expected to have
three PCI Express x16 slots."

The next motherboards will have THREE PCI Express x16 slots!!!!!

THIS F'N SHEET IS STARTIN" TO PIZZ ME OFF!!!!!!!!
No chance of keeping up.
$1,500 in VIDEO CARDS?!!!!!
$300.00 motherboards?!!!

"Mr. Magee, don't make angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

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Report this Post11-03-2006 01:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for loafer87gtSend a Private Message to loafer87gtDirect Link to This Post
Yeah - it seems that both ATI and Nvidia are pushing for triple video card solutions to have two cards paired for SLI / Crossfire, and a third for physics calculations. Pricey as all heck.
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Report this Post11-03-2006 01:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
It's faster than my computer!
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Report this Post11-03-2006 01:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoondawgClick Here to Email BoondawgSend a Private Message to BoondawgDirect Link to This Post
So, let's review the future of gaming:

1. Computer parts are getting MORE expensive.

2. Computer games are NOT keeping up with the COMPUTER tech. (lots of bells & whistles on the card that goes unused by games that were never written to use them.)

3. Framerates are STILL 60fps at 1600x1200, just like they were years ago with my two Monster II's hooked up in SLI. (Scan Line Interleave)

4. Fewer and fewer games are being written for the computer. And the ones that ARE coming out are PORTED from consoles, which should require LESS system resources from our computers! And they STILL look like sheet! (Compared to what they SHOULD look like on the computer, with all the high-end specs at their disposal.)

5. And WITH ALL THAT, new games are STILL taxing our systems?!!!!!!


It would seem that the computer tech makers THEMSELVES are forcing us to consoles!!!!
I mean, all the good games, plug & play, internet connectivity, cost, space, set-up, family friendly, LCD bigscreen gaming, it's ALL there!

And that's from someone who KNOWS computer gaming is THE ONLY WAY TO GO!!!!
I mean, why WOULDN'T I DUMP MY COMPUTER AND BUY A CONSOLE?!!!!

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Report this Post11-03-2006 02:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroRumorClick Here to visit FieroRumor's HomePageClick Here to Email FieroRumorSend a Private Message to FieroRumorDirect Link to This Post
IMO, Graphics and physics are great for making games "True to life", but most of what makes a game "great" (or the experience of playing it "great") has less to do with what you see, it's what you DO or the situation that makes it awesome.

Not that I'm poo pooing recent games...some are pretty freakin' awesome!


But it's getting crazy, price-wise!


And as you said, you buy the most "cutting edge" stuff, and you STILL see the system struggle...

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I DO want to see games that look like MOVIES.
How cool would a game be with REAL people, real buildings, real blood, just like my eye see's them in REAL LIFE!
But at what cost?

And with all this tech, WHERE IS MY VIRTUAL REALITY???!!!!!
I mean, THOUSANDS of dollars in videocards, ten thousand dollar systems, AND STILL NO VIRTUAL REALITY???!!!!

Boy, I SURE AM YELLING TODAY!!!!!

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Report this Post11-03-2006 02:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by Boondawg:
And with all this tech, WHERE IS MY VIRTUAL REALITY???!!!!!


It's in a government basement gathering dust on it's vacuum tubes........



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Wow. So, if you had three of those cards, two hard drives, a AMD X4 CPU... you would need... over 1500 watts from your powersupply? Neat-o! Sign me up! Haha. I was about to buy a 7950GX2 - glad I waited.
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guess my 7900 gt ko 512 meg card just isnt boss anymore lol mabey itll be cheaper to get my second one for sli lol

ten thousand for a pc? not sence the early 1990s lol

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Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?
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Originally posted by Boondawg:

So, let's review the future of gaming:

1. Computer parts are getting MORE expensive.

2. Computer games are NOT keeping up with the COMPUTER tech. (lots of bells & whistles on the card that goes unused by games that were never written to use them.)

3. Framerates are STILL 60fps at 1600x1200, just like they were years ago with my two Monster II's hooked up in SLI. (Scan Line Interleave)

4. Fewer and fewer games are being written for the computer. And the ones that ARE coming out are PORTED from consoles, which should require LESS system resources from our computers! And they STILL look like sheet! (Compared to what they SHOULD look like on the computer, with all the high-end specs at their disposal.)

5. And WITH ALL THAT, new games are STILL taxing our systems?!!!!!!


It would seem that the computer tech makers THEMSELVES are forcing us to consoles!!!!
I mean, all the good games, plug & play, internet connectivity, cost, space, set-up, family friendly, LCD bigscreen gaming, it's ALL there!

And that's from someone who KNOWS computer gaming is THE ONLY WAY TO GO!!!!
I mean, why WOULDN'T I DUMP MY COMPUTER AND BUY A CONSOLE?!!!!


Dude, smoke a bowl and read your sig again.
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Originally posted by antinull.com:

ten thousand for a pc? not sence the early 1990s lol



A gaming system can cost $10,000 EASY!

$2000 in videocards.
$3000 on a big screen.
$1000 on a sound system.
$750.00 on a power supply.
$1000 on a hard drive.
$1000 on a processor.
$1000 on memory.
$300 on a motherboard.
Hell, you can spend $500, on a case ALONE!

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Originally posted by Formula88:


Dude, smoke a bowl and read your sig again.


My sig is a reminder that I am NOT the contents of my computer.
But that doesn't mean I don't WANT to be!

Think of it as a wish list..................


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Found this while searching for more info:
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Originally posted by IEatRice:

Found this while searching for more info:
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YEAH!!!!

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Originally posted by Boondawg:

And with all this tech, WHERE IS MY VIRTUAL REALITY???!!!!!
I mean, THOUSANDS of dollars in videocards, ten thousand dollar systems, AND STILL NO VIRTUAL REALITY???!!!!

That stuff died in the 90's. Sold both my old helmets, and the other one I was working on is in a storage bin...right next to the ark of the covenant...
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quote
Originally posted by FieroRumor:

That stuff died in the 90's. ..


WHY!
Geesh, it's not like I'm asking it to be so good that I can sit down and play mumbly-peg with God or anything!
At the very least let me pick up a box and throw it!

Or how about a holographic game?
Two planes dogfighting over a holo-table!

Anything, other then "better & better looking water".
(although it is starting to look pretty amazing!)

The Next Game: "NOW with even MORE hair blowing in the wind!"
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Hot chotskis! I need to save up if I want to buy two of those. Maybe then I can run FSX with decent quality, since two 7900GTX's just aren't doing the trick!
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Originally posted by Boondawg:
Geesh, it's not like I'm asking it to be so good that I can sit down and play mumbly-peg with God or anything!
At the very least let me pick up a box and throw it!


Buy a virtual boy!



All kinds of funky red goodness...

and then when you're done, you CAN pick it up and throw it!

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Originally posted by Boondawg:

THIS F'N SHEET IS STARTIN" TO PIZZ ME OFF!!!!!!!!
No chance of keeping up.



It is about time you learn this This is something My Tech team and I worked on about 9 years ago. At that time we concluded, that in order to always have the latest tech, you must spend about 39 dollars a day, everyday, on PC parts. Plus you will be constantly upgrading and never have a stable OS !!!



I do not know what the dollar figure would work out to today, but I suspect it would be close to the same.

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NVidia has never said "YOU MUST BUY THIS VIDEO CARD TO HAVE SEX AND GROW HAIR."
They're pushing the technology as far as they can, and not asking every web surfer and email checker to buy a tri-SLI system. These cards will only be bought by a few select freaks for the first year or two before becoming cheap enough that all of us will have one. I'm about to build a new computer with a $120 video card and a $160 CPU. It'll be damn powerful, way better than what I have now, and close enough to cutting edge that it'll do me for years to come.

 
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Or how about a holographic game?
Two planes dogfighting over a holo-table!



Someone's been reading Gibson...
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