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Delbert
10-29-07, 09:47 AM
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3140
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/29/geforce_8800_gt/
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/121...ard/index.html
http://techreport.com/articles.x/13479
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/bfg8800_GT_OC/
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQxMCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

Namrok
10-29-07, 10:49 AM
This is looking real good. Was going to get an 8800 GTS 640 MB for my next PC, but I don't see much point in that now :D

Something at the end of the HardOCP review about the 8800 GTS's getting their stream processors bumped up to 112 though?

UPDATE - 10/29/07-8:29am: A very interesting addendum to this. I just got off the phone with BFG Tech and NVIDIA has been doing some strange things lately. As of this morning, the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB (unsure on the 320MB) will have its stream processors officially increased to 112, the same as the GT. This should put the GTS back ahead of the GT as per the paper specs. However, the separation in the products is still going to be very small except for those of you wanting to run high resolutions with AA turned on. To do that you are still going to need a $400+ video card..or so. Our new spec GTS is on the way to us now and we will of course be updating you. Given the GT's faster clocks and possibly larger texture unit, we will have to wait and see. Undoubtedly though, the 8800 GT remains a stellar value at the expected price points.

PCGH_Carsten
10-29-07, 11:07 AM
We've got one over here:
http://www.pcgameshardware.de/?article_id=619124

It's in german, but has a lot of DX10-Stuff in it, like Crysis SP-Demo, a custom walk-through of Call of Juarez, Bioshock in DX10-Mode, World in Conflict, PT Boats and also some nice DX9-Stuff like UT3-Demo etc. pp.

Hope you like it. :)


edit:
We've also got a nice little Q&A in our Forums:
http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/showthread.php?t=4190

and thanks for the Front-Page-Link guys!
(it's in enlish)

A small appetizer...
PCGH:
Why did you re-integrate NVIO-functionality into the main die and how much die space (or transistors) did that roughly cost?

Nvidia:
Going to 65nm allows us to integrate more transistors into the chip and reduce routing complexity.


PCGH:
Does the G92/GF8800 GT chip support double-precision to be used in the Tesla-line of cards? If so, what about the number of cycles compared to single-precision?

Nvidia:
The Geforce 8800 GT does not support double precision.


PCGH:
Did you improve on the number of registers per Thread? If i remember correctly from your CUDA-documents, there were about 10,6 for every thread.

Nvidia:
Registers per thread are the same.


PCGH:
How many Quad-TMUs does GF8800 GT use? Are the TMUs still coupled to the 7 TPCs or is their freely scalable now?

Nvidia:
Up to 8 Texture address ops and texture filtering ops can be done per clock, per TPC. 7 * 8 = 56 Units for the chip. The texture units are coupled to TPCs.

jAkUp
10-29-07, 11:57 AM
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/hardware/1728_1.html

Bman212121
10-29-07, 12:30 PM
stalker dx10???
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/hardware/1728_12.html

I'd like to ask that link be stricken from the records. I dunno WTF they were doing when they benchmarked.

ATOJAR
10-29-07, 01:02 PM
How would one of these 8800GT's compare to my card? (see sig)

DoubleDeuce
10-29-07, 01:52 PM
While its great to see newer products released, NV sort of put the screws to many of us that recently upgraded. They now offer a faster card for less money and to add a little more icing, the new GTS is gonna be faster also. I purchased my GTS 6 weeks ago for $375 and now its outperformed by a $250 card. What do you do, hope to sell it to some uninformed buyer?

DoubleDeuce
10-29-07, 02:33 PM
don't buy a 1 year or older technology card.

At the time it was the latest technology in fact all the 8800 series are essentially similar technology and all things pointed to next year for a new high end product. All the discussion up until the last 2 weeks was this GT was a mainstream product that most thought would bridge the gap between 8600 and 8800 series cards.

Moo
10-29-07, 02:35 PM
While its great to see newer products released, NV sort of put the screws to many of us that recently upgraded. They now offer a faster card for less money and to add a little more icing, the new GTS is gonna be faster also. I purchased my GTS 6 weeks ago for $375 and now its outperformed by a $250 card. What do you do, hope to sell it to some uninformed buyer?

Always do your research before buying.

Maybe folks will want to sell their 8800GT after the new GTS comes out.

stncttr908
10-29-07, 02:38 PM
Penryn + 8800GT = best gaming performance per watt. :D

john19055
10-29-07, 08:06 PM
I still don't think the 8800GT is worth selling your 8800GTS 640mb just yet .because all the reviews I have seen were done with a 8800GTS 640mb clocked at 500/1200/1600 and I don't know of many people that run thier 8800GTS at stock.

ATOJAR
10-29-07, 08:38 PM
I still don't think the 8800GT is worth selling your 8800GTS 640mb just yet .because all the reviews I have seen were done with a 8800GTS 640mb clocked at 500/1200/1600 and I don't know of many people that run thier 8800GTS at stock.

Ill let ya know how they compare when mine arrives! :)

sharvin
10-30-07, 12:45 AM
I still don't think the 8800GT is worth selling your 8800GTS 640mb just yet .because all the reviews I have seen were done with a 8800GTS 640mb clocked at 500/1200/1600 and I don't know of many people that run thier 8800GTS at stock.

But most people will overclock their 8800GT's as well.

Armed_Baboon
10-30-07, 01:26 AM
all this talk of new cards is so frustrating when it's only equaling at best the performance from my card that I've had for a year (GTX).

Please Nvidia shock the world and release the 9800GTX before xmas...

MUYA
10-30-07, 01:29 AM
all this talk of new cards is so frustrating when it's only equaling at best the performance from my card that I've had for a year (GTX).

Please Nvidia shock the world and release the 9800GTX before xmas...
Please no....I have had my GTX only for 3 months...I dun want to upgrade so soon :D

Moo
10-30-07, 01:29 AM
all this talk of new cards is so frustrating when it's only equaling at best the performance from my card that I've had for a year (GTX).

Please Nvidia shock the world and release the 9800GTX before xmas...

Agreed. Honestly, since 8800gt benches are out, it sets an expectation that a new gtx revision should have 2x the performance of current gen gtx's.

Hoopla
10-30-07, 08:28 AM
The 8800 GT is a great deal but I might wait for the 9800 series to come out.

The 8800s are struggling with Crysis and I need to play that sucker at 1920x1200 (my monitor's native resolution).

Revs
10-30-07, 09:05 AM
I've just been looking on eBay. It would seem the 8800GTS 640's are still fetching over £200 at the mo. I can get an 8800GT for about £175. I was gonna wait 'til the 9800(?) came outbefore upgrading but as seen as that aint coming out any time soon I'm wondering whether to sell the GTS's and get two GT's.

It makes sence to me as the 8800GTS's will be dropping in S/H value any time now (in fact I can't believe they're still fetching so much) and the GT's will hold their value 'til the new high end card arrives.

Just want others opinions please :D

EDIT: Also do the 8800GT's vary in hardware spec between makers?

Revs
10-30-07, 09:14 AM
Also can someone confirm these specs, they seem way too high to be true:

Zotac GeForce 8800GT AMP! Edition 512MB
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
Core Clock: 770MHz
Memory Clock: 2000MHz
Memory: 512MB GDDR3
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Cooling: Single Slot Active
DirectX: DirectX™ 10 Shader Model 4.0
HDCP: Yes

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=17919&category_id=497&manufacturer_id=0&tid=zt-88tes2p-fcp

Edit: These specs are not correct, it's 700 core, which is very high anyway. Any more info on these would be nice though. At these clocks they MUST beat the GTX performance wise?

Moo
10-30-07, 09:25 AM
Also can someone confirm these specs, they seem way too high to be true:

Zotac GeForce 8800GT AMP! Edition 512MB
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
Core Clock: 770MHz
Memory Clock: 2000MHz
Memory: 512MB GDDR3
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Cooling: Single Slot Active
DirectX: DirectX™ 10 Shader Model 4.0
HDCP: Yes

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=17919&category_id=497&manufacturer_id=0&tid=zt-88tes2p-fcp

Edit: These specs are not correct, it's 700 core, which is very high anyway. Any more info on these would be nice though. At these clocks they MUST beat the GTX performance wise?

This link says 700MHz core. Which is in line with eVGA's 8800GT SSC. The "770" may be a typo (but it'd be nice if it were real).

http://www.dvhardware.net/article22882.html

Revs
10-30-07, 09:35 AM
Good review here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_8800_GT/1.html

It seems this card beats the GTX in a good few of the tests. I think i'll pick a couple up!

Apollo 13
10-30-07, 11:17 AM
I think I might sell my 8800GTX and get one of these instead. I will have more money in my pockets.

Blacklash
10-30-07, 04:23 PM
They look good. I might buy a cheap one of these for my second rig and flash it to 650-690|950-1000 with a 1600 shader clock.