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Just in case you havn't heard yet, click on these links for info on the "about to be released" 7900 video card.

http://www.dvhardware.net/article9768.html
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,3015.html
http://www.mvktech.net/content/view/2835//
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Suhweet!

It looks like 512MB is becoming the norm.

Any idea on the prices?
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Wow the 7900gt looks alot like the 7800gtx512.
     
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Originally Posted by X3Nh4nC3D
Suhweet!

It looks like 512MB is becoming the norm.

Any idea on the prices?
more then any mere mortal can afford. but i'd assume them to be around the same as the X1900XTX/XT
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Originally Posted by X3Nh4nC3D
Suhweet!

It looks like 512MB is becoming the norm.

Any idea on the prices?
Ill be guessing around 500 for the GTX and 300-400 for GT.....just my guestamit

but dang those cards with blow away the competition! 32 pipelines!!! 1800mhz !!! holy cow....
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1800MHz memory will make it quite expensive. Thats why ATI stayed around 1500MHz for their cards, to keep them cheap.
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Lol, I can play almost all games at thier highest settings, and with the release of this card my card is going to jump into the value segment
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1800MHz memory will make it quite expensive. Thats why ATI stayed around 1500MHz for their cards, to keep them cheap.
I highly doubt that. ATi probably couldnt get it stable at 1800mhz. No card manufacturer will downgrade their cards to make them cheap lol. Maybe release two versions, one cheaper and one performance card. Theyre not just going to cut down the performance and not even release the better card.
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I highly doubt that. ATi probably couldnt get it stable at 1800mhz. No card manufacturer will downgrade their cards to make them cheap lol. Maybe release two versions, one cheaper and one performance card. Theyre not just going to cut down the performance and not even release the better card.
Im fairly certain ATI could get it stable, but the quantities of GDDR3 that can run 1800MHz arent very high, so ATI decided to ship its X1900XT and XTX with 1450MHz and 1550MHz GDDR3, respectively. Im just assuming ATI did this to play it safe, and not repeat nVidias mistake on the 7800GTX 512MB, where they could not obtain a sufficient number of GDDR3 chips to run at 1700MHz.

So unless nVidia has secured large quantities of GDDR3 that will actually clock at 1800MHz, it would be a wise decision to go with somewhat more conserative memory clocks.
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Lol, I can play almost all games at thier highest settings, and with the release of this card my card is going to jump into the value segment
Yea haha, the new cards are getting too powerful for games now-a-days.....i mean having would be sweet but seriously too much power haha
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