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post #21 of 36
Again, you should be able to overclock just fine!

It's just that nVidia won't allow the card manufacturers (like eVGA) to sell already overclocked cards.

I think ATI has always done that....
    
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Originally Posted by Melcar
Who is to say ATI's response to nvidia's next gen won't be as expensive? Anyways, as long as cards remain unlocked for the end user I have no problem.
That is true, but t be honest, I wouldn't pay $600 for ANY graphics card, be it ATI of nVidia. I just figured that seeing as the X1950 is ~$450, then the next gen shouldnt be too much more, considering the X1950 already has 512mb of GDDR4 and a wicked fast core. All that's needing is a bit of reinvention.

However, the same goes for nVidia and the 7900 series. 512mb of GDDR3 and an already fast core shouldn't take $600 a pop to rewire a bit... Especially since the 88xx series won't even just to GDDR4 like ATI has.

They're all just trying to rip us new ones. You'll be lucky to get an 88xx series card for <$400 even several months after it's release based on how the 78xx series was priced.
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yeah i mean a 7950 gx2 is only £340 and they are thinking it could be about £500 for the 8800!
that just greed and a ridicule amount of money
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I think this is a good idea.
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post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Chozart
Again, you should be able to overclock just fine!

It's just that nVidia won't allow the card manufacturers (like eVGA) to sell already overclocked cards.

I think ATI has always done that....
With a 250W+ power consumption, Im not so sure the card will have much headroom.
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post #26 of 36
Seems like a good marketing idea in the long run..Wonder how things will pan out.
post #27 of 36
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That is true, but t be honest, I wouldn't pay $600 for ANY graphics card, be it ATI of nVidia. I just figured that seeing as the X1950 is ~$450, then the next gen shouldnt be too much more, considering the X1950 already has 512mb of GDDR4 and a wicked fast core. All that's needing is a bit of reinvention.

However, the same goes for nVidia and the 7900 series. 512mb of GDDR3 and an already fast core shouldn't take $600 a pop to rewire a bit... Especially since the 88xx series won't even just to GDDR4 like ATI has.

They're all just trying to rip us new ones. You'll be lucky to get an 88xx series card for <$400 even several months after it's release based on how the 78xx series was priced.

it's got 768mb of ram...they have to put the price somewhere....and they totally redesigned the board and core...what're you talkin about? lol
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post #28 of 36
Too expensive? lol? Do you have any idea how much top of the line cards used to cost? .

On the overclocking bit: They're not allowing pre-overclocking because that would mean that you can overclock it, break it, and RMA it, and it costs THEM. With non-overclocked cards, it voids the warranty if you overclock the card, so that if you fry it by overclocking it, they don't hand you a new one just for being an idiot! Thats the idea! I don't get whats so hard to understand here...
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wait, so whats the purpose of different manufacturers if it has to be reference design, other than price maybe...
 
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How about competition?

    
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