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And why is it that PCI-Express cards arent using all of the possible bandwidth?
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Originally Posted by Strider_2001
As of right now there is nothing that AGP can't do that PCI-E can except for running SLI...If you are building a new machine then I would go PCI-E just for future proofing needs because AGP is starting to go out of style. However if you have an existing AGP machine then this is going to finally be an upgrade for the AGP people that have 6800GT's and Ultras that need an upgrade...
People with 6800GT's and Ultra's shouldn't need an upgrade right now...

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And why is it that PCI-Express cards arent using all of the possible bandwidth?
Hardware always outpaces software. Software engineers must be given time to fully exploit the new technology, or what you'll get is a piece of junk.
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Originally Posted by decimate
People with 6800GT's and Ultra's shouldn't need an upgrade right now...



Hardware always outpaces software. Software engineers must be given time to fully exploit the new technology, or what you'll get is a piece of junk.
Gotcha.
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375mhz core? that seems a little slow since my 5950ultra is at 475..
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375mhz core? that seems a little slow since my 5950ultra is at 475..
That dosen't really matter, considering its a 7-Series Card, the actual GPU is much more advanced than any of its predecessors. More complex circuitry, everything, its just an overall better card, clocks don't matter unless its in the same Series as the other card you're comparing it to.
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375mhz core? that seems a little slow since my 5950ultra is at 475..
The 5950Ultra has 8 pipes while the 7800GS will have 16 pipes. Plus each pipe on the 7800 is more efficient than each pipe on the 5950.
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Oh i get ya, i just thought that they would have a higher clock speed. :O
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i ordered my 6800gs 3 days ago ***
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i ordered my 6800gs 3 days ago ***
lol
lmao dude, don't worry, you won't be dissapointed w/ your GS. Wait... You ordered the AGP Version?!

EDIT: just checked on the egg.. yep, its out. well thats on my birthday list. fu** the ipod.
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