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jfaneuf
07-02-03, 10:01 AM
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=wtb_fx5900


woot!

digitalwanderer
07-02-03, 10:08 AM
Originally posted by jfaneuf
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=wtb_fx5900


woot!
I'm sorry, do you mean to tell me that it still ain't out yet?!?! :eek:

How come everyone flames me then when I say they're hard to find? :confused:

BigFish7
07-02-03, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by digitalwanderer
I'm sorry, do you mean to tell me that it still ain't out yet?!?! :eek:

How come everyone flames me then when I say they're hard to find? :confused:

i don't know what do you mean by that?
the NV35 are easy to find, it's just 4th means mass production===lower price.

Sazar
07-02-03, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by digitalwanderer
I'm sorry, do you mean to tell me that it still ain't out yet?!?! :eek:

How come everyone flames me then when I say they're hard to find? :confused:

not as hard as the nv30 when it came out :)

it is a lot more readily available... :)

digitalwanderer
07-02-03, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by BigFish7
i don't know what do you mean by that?
the NV35 are easy to find, it's just 4th means mass production===lower price.
Sorry, I didn't mean it as a flame I was honestly confused about why they posted up an announcement of it's launch if it has been available for a little while.

Thanks for clearing up me confusion, so this is the MASS product launch and that means they should drop below $500us soon?

Zod
07-02-03, 11:23 AM
I've had my Creative 5900 Ultra since last Friday.

Hanners
07-02-03, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by BigFish7
i don't know what do you mean by that?
the NV35 are easy to find, it's just 4th means mass production===lower price.

I don't imagine we'll be seeing a lower price for quite some time yet, unless ATi either cut prices or brings out a faster chip.

Solomon
07-02-03, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by digitalwanderer
Sorry, I didn't mean it as a flame I was honestly confused about why they posted up an announcement of it's launch if it has been available for a little while.

Thanks for clearing up me confusion, so this is the MASS product launch and that means they should drop below $500us soon?

The MSRP on all GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 256Mb will still be $499.99 :)

Badash
07-02-03, 01:12 PM
All the major brands are out except Leadtek. Do you think it will come out like this http://www.leadtek.com/ or the reference design? What do you think will run quieter/colder?

digitalwanderer
07-02-03, 01:25 PM
Is there a 128Mb 5900 Ultra out that can compete in price with the 128Mb 9800 Pro for 128Mb 9800 Pro for less than $300 according to Pricewatch (http://www.pricewatch.com/1/37/5307-1.htm)?

I'm serious. I grant you that the 256Mb 9800 Pro is still hovering way up there in the stratosphere of
$477 according to Pricewatch (http://www.pricewatch.com/1/37/5522-1.htm)...but there STILL isn't really any advantage to that extra 128Mb on either card, is there?

DUMB BITS: I just did a search on Pricewatch using "5900 Ultra" and came up with a bunch of 128Mb 5900 Ultras. The cheapest was $422, the most expensive I saw on the first page was $433.

Still.....does the 5900 Ultra have enough benefits to justify the extra $120-130 or so? :eek2:

EDITED BITS: I screwed up on the 128MB 9800 Pro prices, those are non-Pros. :rolleyes: The 128MB 9800 Pro's ranged from $342-359 on a "9800 Pro" search and scanning for bogue entries.

My bad, there appears it's only about an $80 difference between the two. That's a lot closer than I thought.

Never mind. :cool:

StealthHawk
07-02-03, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by BigFish7
i don't know what do you mean by that?
the NV35 are easy to find, it's just 4th means mass production===lower price.

The MSRP is not changing. Supply is not the only thing affecting price. Not only that, there is also this thing called price fixing.

Shaitan
07-02-03, 11:25 PM
I hope they drop the prices, cause its really not much of a deal to buy an Utlra 5900 256 when the 9800s offer way more for less. by this I mean the DDR II ram for example.