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[quote]ATI has listed some of its first DirectX 10 offerings with specs and prices. Topping the list is the X2800XTX, with a 750 MHz core clock and a Gigabyte of GDDR4 running at 2.2 GHz on a 512 bit bus. Like Nvidia's new cards, it features 128 shaders and an 80nm architecture. The card will initially be going for 600 USD. A dual card christened the X2800XTX2 has also been announced, and is said to be running two 575MHz cores and a Gigabyte of GDDR4 at 2GHz. However, due to the nature of the design, the memory bus has been cut back to 256 bits, rather than 512, and it will only feature 96 shaders. A 512 Megabyte version of the single XTX running the same clocks will also be available for 550 USD.

The next card in line is the X2800XT. Unfortunately this card is slated to run GDDR3 and sports less impressive speeds. The core will run at 600 MHz, and the 512 MBs of memory at 1.8 GHz. It will also only run on a 256 bit bus, with 96 shaders. However, the card will sell for 500 USD, one hundred less than the flagship XTX.

Also unveiled was the X2800XL, listed at 400 USD with 512 Megabytes of GDDR3 and 96 shaders. And last but not least is the X2800GTO, selling for 300 USD and sporting 256MB of 256-bit GDDR3 with 96 shaders as well. All in all, its a formidable lineup, and hopefully one that will help to bring the price of DirectX 10 gameplay down to a reasonable level for most gamers.

Source: [url="http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37638"]The INQ[/url][/quote]

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I'll wait for a better source to come around. I can't stand ATI's naming scheme. I just wish nvidia and ati could try to have similar names for similar gfx cards.

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[url="http://forums.ocworkbench.com/bbs/showthread.php?p=405794#post405794"]http://forums.ocworkbench.com/bbs/showthre...5794#post405794[/url] ...
nVIDIA is there also:
[url="http://forums.ocworkbench.com/bbs/showthread.php?p=405860#post405860"]http://forums.ocworkbench.com/bbs/showthre...5860#post405860[/url]

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[quote]All in all, its a formidable lineup, and hopefully one that will help to bring the price of DirectX 10 gameplay down to a reasonable level for most gamers.[/quote]

Wow... apparently I must be cheap because 400USD for a starting price is hardly what I'd call reasonable. Thats 469.28 in canuckistan funds and with a 14% tax on top of that its 534.98. For the base model! Reasonable? I find that rediculous.

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[quote name='Spyder' post='588321312' date='Feb 14 2007, 18:20']Wow... apparently I must be cheap because 400USD for a starting price is hardly what I'd call reasonable. Thats 469.28 in canuckistan funds and with a 14% tax on top of that its 534.98. For the base model! Reasonable? I find that rediculous.[/quote]

Its the base model for the top line :p

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Jeez that crushes my 7900GTX

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i want one. but first i would need to upgrade my cpu/mobo/ram in order to get one and have it be useful.

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Only 256MB VRAM for the $300 model? And people think the 320MB 8800GTS doesn't have enough RAM for the future lol.

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At least you won't have to pay UK prices, we pay whatever you pay in dollars in pounds which suck a$$ frankly. Man i can't believe how expensive graphics cards are getting, i could buy 2 x core2 duo 6600 for less than 1 graphics card.
madness

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Great, now where's those benchmarks?

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[quote name='BorgDrone' post='588322921' date='Feb 15 2007, 13:24']At least you won't have to pay UK prices, we pay whatever you pay in dollars in pounds which suck a$$ frankly. Man i can't believe how expensive graphics cards are getting, i could buy 2 x core2 duo 6600 for less than 1 graphics card.
madness[/quote]

its not that bad. It used to be that way (as an example, the PS3 was $300, but we payed

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[quote name='Slimy' post='588321287' date='Feb 14 2007, 16:10']I'll wait for a better source to come around. I can't stand ATI's naming scheme. I just wish nvidia and ati could try to have similar names for similar gfx cards.[/quote]

Funny you say that because I'm the complete opposite I can't stand Nvidia's naming scheme, I love ATI's, its quite simple and easy to understand.

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ill be getting one

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[quote name='Xero' post='588323442' date='Feb 15 2007, 17:56']Funny you say that because I'm the complete opposite I can't stand Nvidia's naming scheme, I love ATI's, its quite simple and easy to understand.[/quote]
Same here. nVidia's naming scheme is hideous :x

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Do you guys think a 550 W power supply can handle this 600 dollar monster?

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need release dates.

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Get an Xbox 360 :D. Jk!

On a serious note, whats with these prices going up and up. I mean I know it is top of the line product and brand new but seriously if people have to shell out $500USD every year for a new graphics card there are going to be a lot of pockets with holes soon.

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[quote name='Xero' post='588323442' date='Feb 15 2007, 11:56']Funny you say that because I'm the complete opposite I can't stand Nvidia's naming scheme, I love ATI's, its quite simple and easy to understand.[/quote]
Actually, I wouldn't mind at all if nvidia followed ATI's. I just want a standard.

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I'll wait for some benchmarks showing both the GeForce 8800 and the Radeon "R600" head-to-head.

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Can't wait to see benchmarks :D

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[quote name='guarana0324' post='588324750' date='Feb 16 2007, 02:03']Do you guys think a 550 W power supply can handle this 600 dollar monster?[/quote]
That really depends if it's a good quality brand-name psu (Antec, Seasonic etc.) or some no-name garbage. In the latter case, it will most likely go up in flames from overload.

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[quote]Same here. nVidia's naming scheme is hideous sick.gif[/quote]

I find nVidias easy to understand. First number is the generation and the second seems to depend on the type of card it is. So x200/x600 are budget cards, x800 is usually the first release of a generation, and x900 seems to be a much later and refined release (that's how I understand it anyway). Not that hard to understand.

Never taken much notice of ATi so they just seem like random numbers to me. How does their numbering scheme work?

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[quote name='TheGriffin' post='588324777' date='Feb 16 2007, 01:15']Get an Xbox 360 :D. Jk!

On a serious note, whats with these prices going up and up. I mean I know it is top of the line product and brand new but seriously if people have to shell out $500USD every year for a new graphics card there are going to be a lot of pockets with holes soon.[/quote]
People don't [b]have[/b] to have a new graphics card every year. If you are a die hard gamer and [i]must[/i] have the cutting edge stuff then you gotta realise its an expensive hobby... Otherwise its just plain stupid.

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bleh they need to get the power requirements under control before I'll buy a next gen card

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Pretty soon video cards will be seperate computers. They will sit on top of CPU towers and have a PCI "bridge card" that goes from the EGP (external graphics processor) to the PC and then out to the monitor, all connected by fiber optic cables or some other ultra-high-speed interface. An EGP will have components which can be easily upgraded (CPU, memory, etc.), therefore extending the life of the ~$1200 device.

But the framerates and the detail........ :woot:

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