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GRAPHZILLA was recently criticised by its own vendors for selling a card with just a little higher performance for the price of two 8800GTS 640MB cards.
The price has now been slashed by around 80-90 US dollars wholesale, so the 8800 Ultra is now going to slowly squeeze the 8800GTX out from the 549-599 dollar range and effectively start to push the 8800GTX downwards.

This is putting additional pressure on AMD as well, with the hyper-clocked GDDR-4 version of R600. Even though we heard on several occasions from DAAMIT that the product has been cancelled, partners are preparing the card for the market. From our talks with partners and game developers, we learned that 512MB is abysmal amount of memory for today's world of FullHD and XHD resolutions.

So it seems the 1GB version is required for the ATI R600, but it remains to be seen whether anyone will bring out 1GB GDDR-3 boards. Quite frankly, this move would not raise price by much, and it would require that 512MB of Hynix memory known from 8800GTS320MB to be replaced with the one from 8800GTS640MB. We see massive issues here. µ
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post #2 of 43
Kinda expecting this since the X2900XT 1GB is almost out
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post #3 of 43
even with the price cuts, i don;t understand how anybody in the right mind could actually buy that card. Are people really that lazy to play around with rivatuner?
    
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post #4 of 43
This is just so all those noobs will go "**** lol i alway wanted a ultra lol bbq its cheaper so y not bai it lol?"

They should have priced at less than what it is now anyway.
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post #5 of 43
Now im considering a gtx, if its price is going to be pushed down. Ultra is just an overclocked gtx I think.
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I'm gonna do EVGA's step-up program with my 7800gs, that'll get me a good 171 bucks off the price.
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post #7 of 43
hmm ought to make a possible 8800gtx jump feasable... but i'd need to get a better proc, i'm bottlenecking as-is lol.

still, i may just end up skipping this gen of cards and wait for the next one XD
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post #8 of 43
It's about time. let's hope it push the GTS down even more so i can SLI
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post #9 of 43
I hope the GTX will drop to $400 at the same time C2D's drop, then I'll be able to get it.
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I guess no one fell for their trick....
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