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hmm... what would you guys buy in August with this new information. I really really want a new computer... and i plan on doing it when G0 is more frequent. should i go for the gts/gtx and/or go with a crappier card to hold me until december (for the price drop on a 8800gtx =D)
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hmm... what would you guys buy in August with this new information. I really really want a new computer... and i plan on doing it when G0 is more frequent. should i go for the gts/gtx and/or go with a crappier card to hold me until december (for the price drop on a 8800gtx =D)
I'm personally waiting until September to get an EVGA 8800GTS... hopefully, a new card will launch within 90-days for a Step-Up!
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I want the G100
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I'm personally waiting until September to get an EVGA 8800GTS... hopefully, a new card will launch within 90-days for a Step-Up!
Step-Up is not valid from one generation to the next. A lot of people found that one out the hard way with the G80 launch.

You know, I think Nvidia needs a complete refresh of their GPU. Their power consumption is getting out of hand. The only way to fix that is with a refresh of the architecture.

I wouldn't mind if 92 was only mildly faster than G80, but with power consumption considerably lower.
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Step-Up is not valid from one generation to the next. A lot of people found that one out the hard way with the G80 launch.
"Wrong... Wrong... Wrong-Wrong... You're wrrrrrrrrrrrong!"

Show me the people who found out the hard way and I will call them all liars. I know for 100% sure that EVGA allowed the Step-Up of any series to 8-series. You just had to be within 90-days of purchase.
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"Wrong... Wrong... Wrong-Wrong... You're wrrrrrrrrrrrong!"

Show me the people who found out the hard way and I will call them all liars. I know for 100% sure that EVGA allowed the Step-Up of any series to 8-series. You just had to be within 90-days of purchase.
And they make you pay out of the nose for them. $899 I paid to step up to an Ultra from a GTS640($419 Credit.)
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And they make you pay out of the nose for them. $899 I paid to step up to an Ultra from a GTS640($419 Credit.)
Sorta wrong as well.

EVGA uses MSRP for Step-Up pricing. They sorta have to or else they would be competing against their own distributors. The 8800 Ultra was a special case. All the manufactors moaned to nVidia about the price. This is why there was a price drop from nVidia for the Ultra. Hence, this is why it the MSRP dropped to $699 and they openly advertise lower prices from retailers.

The best time to utilize a Step Up is at the launch of a new series. The MSRP and retail prices are nearly identical at that point.
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Am I the only one who feels a bit skeptical about this?

I mean FFS the 8800GTX is already bottlenecked by every processor currently out there. Do we really wanna pay more $$ for more bottlenecks?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I was just under the impression that the Video cards of today's age are bottlenecked by all current RAM/CPUs
    
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Btw how is the refresh called of the 8800GTX is called that is coming out this year? Don't know if that's the G92 or something else?
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Am I the only one who feels a bit skeptical about this?

I mean FFS the 8800GTX is already bottlenecked by every processor currently out there. Do we really wanna pay more $$ for more bottlenecks?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I was just under the impression that the Video cards of today's age are bottlenecked by all current RAM/CPUs
Try playing Oblivion with maxed out everything and texture mods on a 30".... you should get say 60FPS outside or so?

That's on a one year old game.... GPU bottlenecks definitely still exist.
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