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post #1 of 10
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814134044

Yes it is actually 512mb. http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-gt-video.html

All it needs is a BIOS flash.
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post #2 of 10
but for $5 more you can just buy a 512 and not need to do that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814145149
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I would pay more for this and wait for the rebate, because I don't know how reputable ECS is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318
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post #4 of 10
This card... like the 9800x2 are only worth $20-40 in material. Then you add the labor and crap. It still leaves a wide margin for profit.

The extra 256mb doesn't cost much at all so this is part of their campaign to make something look cheap.

Ya'll know what I'm talkign about.
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
I would pay more for this and wait for the rebate, because I don't know how reputable ECS is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318
i have that card, its gr8
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post #6 of 10
I'd pounce if they shipped to Canada
post #7 of 10
Yes i also got it today ,The 512mb version wish i hadnt been impatient and waited 4 more days and got the 8800gtx or 9800gtx as theres only a few pounds diffrence between those 2 cards.Just that my x1800xt 512 was showing artifacts at start up and was expecting it to pack up.But yeah on stock settings only [as im gonna oc cpu,ram,gpu later]I got 7000+ more on 3d mark 05, 18445 Not bad for a pc 100% stock i dont think.But why the heck i couldnt wait 4 more days.I dont know.........:{
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Originally Posted by dieanotherday View Post
This card... like the 9800x2 are only worth $20-40 in material. Then you add the labor and crap. It still leaves a wide margin for profit.

The extra 256mb doesn't cost much at all so this is part of their campaign to make something look cheap.

Ya'll know what I'm talkign about.

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Originally Posted by dieanotherday View Post
This card... like the 9800x2 are only worth $20-40 in material. Then you add the labor and crap. It still leaves a wide margin for profit.

The extra 256mb doesn't cost much at all so this is part of their campaign to make something look cheap.

Ya'll know what I'm talkign about.
There was a article awhile back saying that the G92 costs Nividia $100 alone, Nividia is loosing moeny on the 8800GT's
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post #10 of 10
well had 2 of these cards for about 2-3 weeks now and had them both running in sli mode and there great,Exelent overclockers also,mynes perfect at 700/1000/1750 but if i go any higer an the shader or core ext i get a huge performance loss on benchmark programs.Then again it mybe cause im running all my kit on a 500w jeantech psu.Only a couple of weeks to go then ill get one from OC.NET as pc world is a rip of compared to that Overclock.net.
Anyways back to card yes the 256mb are really 512mb and WLL [or CAN ]be changed to 512mb cards,Shame i never gota choice as they only stock 512mb cards.Orr well never mind.
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