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Think about what you're saying. It's ONLY 10% better than the best nVidia card ever made. For about $500. I'd say that's a great deal.
 

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Yes I think its a great deal since its $250 less than the 7800GTX 512 (on newegg they've been $750 for the longest time) BUT we were all hoping it would be TWICE as fast as that card, so its a huge let down but still, all it has to do is beat the x1900xtx which I think it should quite easily.
 

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Originally Posted by Remonster

Yes I think its a great deal since its $250 less than the 7800GTX 512 (on newegg they've been $750 for the longest time) BUT we were all hoping it would be TWICE as fast as that card, so its a huge let down but still, all it has to do is beat the x1900xtx which I think it should quite easily.

Based on?
 

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No, we were hoping it was 2x as good as the 7800GT, which it is expected to be. the 7800GTX 512 was a specialty insane thing. This card is supposed to beat out the XT1900XT, and cost less. It WILL be a great card. There's no way they could double the performance of the 7800GTX 512 at any sane price. (not that $750 is card.
 

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Calm down, wait until the benchmarks come out then you can jibberjabber....ATi seems to be gaining a little lead with their 1337 x1900xtx
 

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How would you like to be EVGA? I'd like to hear the phone call between the President of EVGA and a spokesperson from Nvidia. "I have all my customers returning their 512s and getting a new 7900 for free and STILL demanding money back" lol
 

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No, you can only exchange it for a card of equal or lesser value. All the 7800GTX 512 customers are screwed, I doubt there will be another card that expensive anytime soon.
 

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No, you can only exchange it for a card of equal or lesser value. All the 7800GTX 512 customers are screwed, I doubt there will be another card that expensive anytime soon.


Read my post again.....they'll get another card for free,but most will also complain about "getting their full retail price" credited. Either way, EVGA will lose cash on the exchange and be stuck with some 512s.
 

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ONLY 10% higher?? how many frames can a person need. i mean doom3 at like 150fps is crazy. film only runs at 29.9 fps and no one complains. why? because the humone eye can only see so fast.. i guess 120 frames don't acutuly get seen.

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No, you can only exchange it for a card of equal or lesser value. All the 7800GTX 512 customers are screwed, I doubt there will be another card that expensive anytime soon.


think about what you just said. equal or lesser mean a 7800 with 512mb is 750$ and a 7900 is 500$. 500<750 that arrow looking thing means lesser by the way.


so if i got two 7800gtx from newegg less then a year ago i can exchange them for two new 7900's. sounds like a plan
 

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Originally Posted by remy5405

think about what you just said. equal or lesser mean a 7800 with 512mb is 750$ and a 7900 is 500$. 500<750 that arrow looking thing means lesser by the way.


Edit: oops,i was ripping on you by accident =) Thought you were writing to me, but you were commenting on his error.
 

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I would say so


Nope, because they have to be exchanged within 90 days with original receipts.
 

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Crap... I'm dumb...


I'd be happy to take the 512s off their hands.
 

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Nope, because they have to be exchanged within 90 days with original receipts.

That's fine. I purchased these cards for their abilities at the time. I tested them against X1800XT and made my decision. They still do everything I want and need.

I will await the new architectures and forgo architectural refreshes just as I am awaiting Conroe and K10.

It's not as though my ability to generate income is effected one iota by this.


R
 

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Hey, not exactly relevent, but just wanted to throw out there because of what remy5405 said.

The human eye see's lag with frames below 30 fps, that is why films make them at 30fps, because that is the lowest the human eye will not see lag.

On the other hang, human eyes can not see frames above 70 fps. So that means all you people running at like 120 fps, you're not seeing a difference than a 70 fps, so turn up eye candy!!

Lastly, still not revelant, but human eyes can not see anything faster than 8ms. So monitors that are like 2ms, human eye can detect the difference between that and 8ms.

All scientific, just google it.
 
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