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ATI list specs and prices of first six X2800 cards

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Fourjays    106
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:

I wouldn't be surprised if that happened. I'd be willing to bet that within the next 5 to 10 years, we'll have a second full-size ATX motherboard in the computer, dedicated purely to graphics.

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PL_    19
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.

Wha? :blink:

The whole series idea is great, and makes it easier to compare...

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Punio4    1
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:

And the electricity bill... :)

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SamNeeds    0

Sounds impressive. I'll be going Nvidia though, for my next card. Just didn't like the way my X800 XT performed since I've been using it (on a number of different configs!)

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megamanXplosion    4

I wonder how well these would do with Folding@Home :D

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S7R1K3R    9
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:

Yes these are called gaming consoles lol.

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Jason S.    1,243
I wonder how well these would do with Folding@Home :D

wasting_electricity@home :D

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