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November will be one busy month for gadget lovers and gaming enthusiasts. Add to the introduction of the Nintendo Wii, the Playstation 3, Microsoft's Xbox 360 HD DVD drive, Intel's quad-core processor and (likely) AMD's 4x4 platform as well as Microsoft's Zune audio player, Nvidia's new generation gaming card.

Nvidia today sent out invitations for the introduction of the "definitive gaming platform" on 8 November in San Jose, Calif. Industry sources suggest that the company will introduce two versions of the 8800 - a GTX and GTS version, as well as new chipsets (nForce 650, 680). The flagship reportedly will run at a core clock of 575 MHz, integrate 768 MB of 900 MHz GDDR3 memory, and include 128 shader units.
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This is going to make these so cheap for me when they can actually be used. Nvidia is stupid and people that buy these now are even stupider.
    
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This is going to make these so cheap for me when they can actually be used. Nvidia is stupid and people that buy these now are even stupider.
What do you mean actually be used?, you mean for DX10 support?.. You do realize that these cards are going to run dx9 and in XP you don't need Vista/dx10. They'll also probably blow away any existing cards, hence people will buy them.
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What do you mean actually be used?, you mean for DX10 support?.. You do realize that these cards are going to run dx9 and in XP you don't need Vista/dx10. They'll also probably blow away any existing cards, hence people will buy them.
How much $ for a few more FPS? It's just plain not worth it till DX10 comes out. Like anyone would notice a difference between 80FPS & whatever the number will be. Fact of the matter is that they won't see much of a difference in anything other than a benchmark.
    
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What do you mean actually be used?, you mean for DX10 support?.. You do realize that these cards are going to run dx9 and in XP you don't need Vista/dx10. They'll also probably blow away any existing cards, hence people will buy them.
But no dx9 game will be good enough for it really, you may aswell wait till vista and dx10 and get it cheaper.
    
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I wonder if 8800GTX SLI could max out oblivion...
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Might go sli sooner that i thought, currently planning to NOT go with the next gen dx10 card (8800 or r600) but wait till vista and the next gen set of dx10 cards come out i.e. nvidias 9series. Since i want them to work out all the bugs on the new os and new direct X before i invest tons of money upgrading hardware again. So i hope sli volt moded 7900gt's with dx 9.L on win xp are enought for ut2007 at max in game settings and 1280x1024 res.
    
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I wonder if 8800GTX SLI could max out oblivion...
I think 1 G80 should beat anything that SLI has to offer right now... Oblivion could probably be maxed on 1 of these..

I guess i'll find out on November 8th. I'm getting one.

Any word on if a watercooling system is required for the GTX, or is it included?
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g80 is just the introduction to dx10 no way can it play crysis with settings maxed out...noo way...
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post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by Namrac
I wonder if 8800GTX SLI could max out oblivion...
Single one could for sure.

Too bad these cards are sure to cost $600 at launch. I'll just wait 6-8 months...pick one up for $250.
     
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