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Its still way to much $$$$ if you ask me,That single card cost almost as much as my rig.
    
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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.
This line is so sad. I have had 0 problems with my "abysmal" 256 meg card on anything I've tried it on, and it's even "gasp" LAST GEN! I should just throw this whole rig in the dumpster because it is more than 3 months old and obviously 100% useless.

The fact is that even though the hardware developers hate us for it, some of us don't use 46" plasma HDTV's for PC monitors. I'm still using a pair of 17" CRT's. My max resolution is 1280x1024 and all the extra doodads in the world won't make it look any better.

Back to the main topic...I've never been one to go for the latest and greatest anyway. In 6 months you'll see 8800GTX's in the $400 range, and in a year they'll be $200. If these big talking partners and game developers would actually put out some content worth the price tag, I might be more inclined to pay the insane premium for a GTX or Ultra, but I haven't seen a reason to do it yet.
 
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I'm sure I read somewhere there are some slight benefits of the Ultras over GTX, in the memory or something?
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This line is so sad. I have had 0 problems with my "abysmal" 256 meg card on anything I've tried it on, and it's even "gasp" LAST GEN! I should just throw this whole rig in the dumpster because it is more than 3 months old and obviously 100% useless.

The fact is that even though the hardware developers hate us for it, some of us don't use 46" plasma HDTV's for PC monitors. I'm still using a pair of 17" CRT's. My max resolution is 1280x1024 and all the extra doodads in the world won't make it look any better.
You are clearly not the person they target with cards such as the 8800GTX and 8800 Ultra. They are on the bleeding edge of the technological world. For the most part components like that are not even close to worth the money for regular users or in the Ultra's case worth the money to well...anyone. The fact is that some new games coming out coupled with high resolution and the massive amounts of AA that these cards can render actually do use more than 512 mb of video ram. Some people play at those resolutions and want all of the eye candy they can get and will pay almost any price to have it. On another note it really is probably time to retire your 17 inch CRT monitors. LCDs are getting really cheap and quality ones look fantastic especially the ones with very high resolution.
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Meh, Im still waiting for the Geforce 9's! No point getting a DX10 card that came out like a year before any Dx10 game. Theres no games that even use that power so my 6800GT's fine plus when a real dx10 game comes out its going to pwn the 8800's
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I actually do use a 42" HD Plasma and I find the 8800 GTX I recently bought "just" good enough to run spider man or need for speed: carbon at 1920x1080 at max everything.

I find this article so funny though. AMD is doing such a bad job at competeing with nVidia in the gfx card market that nVidia is now competeing with itself. Its own releases are forcing it to lower the price of its own cards.
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I actually do use a 42" HD Plasma and I find the 8800 GTX I recently bought "just" good enough to run spider man or need for speed: carbon at 1920x1080 at max everything.

I find this article so funny though. AMD is doing such a bad job at competeing with nVidia in the gfx card market that nVidia is now competeing with itself. Its own releases are forcing it to lower the price of its own cards.
I'm thinking NVIDIA is reducing prices to reduce the chance of people filing a lawsuit for a monopoly, like If NVIDIA released a card at 1,000 dollars I think people would be pissed that they are charging such outrageous prices.

About the 8800GTX, I had the same problem with 1920x1200 and had to get a 2nd 8800GTX. Careful with that plasma TV and windows. Plasmas + Windows = Burn in!


To be honest, for "only" $100 more, if I was going to build a top of the line rig, I'd just grab 2x Ultras instead of 2x GTX. When you are looking at spending 5,000 on a build, 200$ really doesn't seem like much. They seem to be scoring a good 10FPS more in DX10, which is quite a bit when the frames are at 30-40.

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Meh, Im still waiting for the Geforce 9's! No point getting a DX10 card that came out like a year before any Dx10 game. Theres no games that even use that power so my 6800GT's fine plus when a real dx10 game comes out its going to pwn the 8800's
I bet this guy runs all his games at 1280x1024.
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Meh, Im still waiting for the Geforce 9's! No point getting a DX10 card that came out like a year before any Dx10 game. Theres no games that even use that power so my 6800GT's fine plus when a real dx10 game comes out its going to pwn the 8800's
There are indeed a couple games that use that much power. Try running Call of Jaurez or Oblivion at 1920x1200 with max AA and all other settings maxed. Any single card other than a 8800 or 2900 series GPU starts crying.

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About the 8800GTX, I had the same problem with 1920x1200 and had to get a 2nd 8800GTX. Careful with that plasma TV and windows. Plasmas + Windows = Burn in!
Crappy plasma burn-in FTL. DLP FTW. Didn't you end up returning that TV? I would suggest if you still want to go that route check out some nice DLP TVs if you have enough room for them. The picture quality is amazing on good brands and the price can't be beaten by the other technologies.
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Nice, found a buyer for my GTX's and soon to have 2 x watercooled Ultras.
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Crappy plasma burn-in FTL. DLP FTW. Didn't you end up returning that TV? I would suggest if you still want to go that route check out some nice DLP TVs if you have enough room for them. The picture quality is amazing on good brands and the price can't be beaten by the other technologies.
I have a Sony XBR2.

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Nice, found a buyer for my GTX's and soon to have 2 x watercooled Ultras.
*cries*
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