bit-tech.net

GeForce 8800 series round-up

Comments 1 to 21 of 21

Reply
PA!N 20th February 2007, 16:13 Quote
Darn, that EVGA looks sexy
oasked 20th February 2007, 16:40 Quote
You know what would make this better? A nVidia 8800 giveaway / competition! ;)

Nice review.
WhiskeyAlpha 20th February 2007, 17:05 Quote
Another excellent article. ;)

One thing that confuses me still is my inability to enable 'ultra' effects density & fidelity in COH.

Your framerates look very respectable but with these settings enabled, my rig (see sig) is brought to it's knees. Maybe they're particularly processor/RAM intensive but tbh, I would have thought the GPU would handle these.
djDEATH 20th February 2007, 17:21 Quote
its interesting to see the 8800 GTS 320 from EVGA actually beat the BFG 640 GTS in some of the tests. The fact that the BFG is the cheapest 640MB GTS probably reflects this.

Good review, but still doesn't answer my question about whether i should upgrade my Gainward Golden Sample 7900GS to a 320GTS or even a 640GTS.

Right now, in 32bit Vista Ultimate, i can't even get BF2142 to run above 10FPS, but in XP i get 70+ - darn Nvidia vista drivers.

Think i'll be sticking to my 7 series card for now, and see how the prices for 8800s and even 8900's pan out in 6 months time.
kenco_uk 20th February 2007, 17:28 Quote
WTF - You've got X1950XTX and XT's in there, but no 7900GTX? Shameful! :) People are going to want to have their existing card directly compared to the new flock.

I can't quite believe it, tbh.

Brilliant review, let down by this shocking oversight.
Veles 20th February 2007, 17:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by PA!N
Darn, that EVGA looks sexy

Have to agree, it looks awesome.

Although I do like the backplates XFX are putting on their cards, looks really cool. Wouldn't mind my case (well, the insides and back panel, hell maybe even the whole case) made out of that.

I would really like to make the jump towards widescreen gaming, either with a 22" or a 24" screen, but then I've got to factor in that my 7800GTX probably won't be able to handle such high resolutions at full settings. Well, it can only really handle full settings at 1280x1024 if I have no AA on with some of the newer games like Medieval II.
randosome 20th February 2007, 17:46 Quote
Shopping links for these cards doesnt work
  • BFGTech GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640MB UK
  • Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GTS TDH 320MB UK & US
  • XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB XXX Edition UK
  • XFX GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB XXX Edition UK
(namley the UK lists which is a bit of a pain <_<)
Tim S 20th February 2007, 17:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by randosome
Shopping links for these cards doesnt work
  • BFGTech GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640MB UK
  • Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GTS TDH 320MB UK & US
  • XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB XXX Edition UK
  • XFX GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB XXX Edition UK
(namley the UK lists which is a bit of a pain <_<)
yep, we're waiting for them to be added (hence why they just link to the shopping home pages) :(
DXR_13KE 20th February 2007, 17:56 Quote
i think i will wait for the response from AMD......
rowin4kicks 20th February 2007, 17:59 Quote
damn that EVGA looks fine!
i think i might just buy one of them and put it on my desk rather than buy a new computer!!!!
lol
Major 20th February 2007, 18:50 Quote
Why the hell is the OC version of the 640MB card cheaper than the normal one?
Orca 20th February 2007, 18:53 Quote
I guess this article seals the deal for me getting the eVGA* for my future setup. Cheers Bit-Tech :D

*when I get the money that is... argh
Paradigm Shifter 20th February 2007, 19:44 Quote
I swear I've asked this before, but I can't remember the answer, sorry... is the eVGA ACS3 version any quieter than the 'stock' cooler?

Cheers. :)
Bindibadgi 20th February 2007, 19:50 Quote
It's the same fan, just heatsink shroud is different.
Paradigm Shifter 20th February 2007, 19:53 Quote
:( Balls.

OK, thanks for the heads up. :)

Looks like I'll be trying out the watercooled one...
sl1xx 21st February 2007, 00:35 Quote
EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX KO 768MB ACS³ Edition *** nice to see evga kicking xfx and bfg arse lol
[USRF]Obiwan 21st February 2007, 11:38 Quote
Nice review!

But i still would wait for the 8900 series of cards. They are better, faster, proberly cheaper to make and the die is shrinked to 80nm (now its 90nm) so less heat and more overclockable.
Major 21st February 2007, 18:06 Quote
Is it possible for someone to clear up why the OC version of the 640MB is cheaper than the stock version? Thanks.
Tim S 22nd February 2007, 08:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MajorGN
Is it possible for someone to clear up why the OC version of the 640MB is cheaper than the stock version? Thanks.
As far as I'm aware, it's actually replacing the non-OC version, hence why it's cheaper. :)
traderonline 2nd March 2007, 19:35 Quote
It's still an expensive high end card. I'll wait till the the price cuts :D
ATI is also planning to release a dx10 card (something called R600)
LonnyBoy 5th March 2007, 13:33 Quote
EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX KO 768MB ACS³ Edition!!!! I'll Buy Two of Those
I Love This !!!
Log in

You are not logged in, please login with your forum account below. If you don't already have an account please register to start contributing.



Discuss in the forums