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Casper
05-07-04, 04:08 PM
Just noticed the Gainward 6850 ULTRA. 1000 $!!!

Who the hell will buy an overclocked 6800 Ultra for 1000 $!!

Skynet
05-07-04, 04:09 PM
I think the whole 6800 line is vapourware and will be for awhile, prove me wrong nVidia.

1 large is off the scale of sanity for a video card.

DMA
05-07-04, 04:16 PM
Link?

Casper
05-07-04, 04:21 PM
www.komplett.se

It´s a swedish site so it can be kind of hard to navigate. It allows you to preorder a 6800 ULTRA for 700$ approx and one for 100$ approx. The dollar is kind of weak I don´t know exactly how they stand against the SEK.

I guess you could try www.komplett.co.uk too I haven´t tried their english sister site.

pat777
05-07-04, 04:25 PM
Just noticed the Gainward 6850 ULTRA. 1000 $!!!

Who the hell will buy an overclocked 6800 Ultra for 1000 $!!
Maybe some very rich dude that's so rich that $1000 is chump change for him.

DMA
05-07-04, 04:40 PM
Well, the $1000 6800 Ultra is a watercooled beast, kinda like a Gainward special. :lol:
I believe they've done it with 5800/5900 too.

The most interesting one is the "cheaper" Ultra/2600 GS 430Plus MHz. Notice the "plus". :)
Gainward has this enhanced mode on their GS cards, so 430 Mhz should be the default mode and the overclocked mode should be..higher. :D
480 MHz maybe? Dunno.

I'm pretty tempted to buy one of those. :drooling:

Lfctony
05-07-04, 04:43 PM
Isn't that the overclocked frequency? Safe at 400/1100, enhanced at 430/1xxx?

vasileiou
05-07-04, 05:01 PM
Maybe it's better to buy a 6800 Ultra and overclock it
from buying a 6850 Ultra...

1000$ for a card that has only higher clock from the previous model i do not think worths the money...

Casper
05-07-04, 05:21 PM
But really. Is the Gainward watercooling better than the Maze 4??? That wc setup is way cheaper than the Gainward alternative that´s for sure.

Dazz
05-07-04, 05:24 PM
www.komplett.se

It´s a swedish site so it can be kind of hard to navigate. It allows you to preorder a 6800 ULTRA for 700$ approx and one for 100$ approx. The dollar is kind of weak I don´t know exactly how they stand against the SEK.

I guess you could try www.komplett.co.uk too I haven´t tried their english sister site.
Yeap they have it too, £605!!!!!!!!!!

evilchris
05-07-04, 05:33 PM
I think the whole 6800 line is vapourware and will be for awhile, prove me wrong nVidia.

1 large is off the scale of sanity for a video card.

Both cards are vaporware then. You can't go into a store and buy either.

muzz
05-07-04, 05:37 PM
But really. Is the Gainward watercooling better than the Maze 4??? That wc setup is way cheaper than the Gainward alternative that´s for sure.

Very doubtful it is better than the Maze 4, companies that have this stuff as a stock item on their gear are usually using lower grade components.
I would never buy a card that was already water cooled, but then again I already own very god watercooling gear that is not even being used right now ( prommy is better).

Thats a pretty large sum of $ if ya ask me. Too much for my tastes.

OWA
05-07-04, 05:52 PM
But don't you void your warranty when doing watercooling yourself whereas if they sell it with a watercooler I doubt that would be the case.

Dazz
05-07-04, 06:19 PM
Yeap you do.

reever2
05-07-04, 06:28 PM
Both cards are vaporware then. You can't go into a store and buy either.

Instead you could have preordered online and had your x800pro already.

evilchris
05-07-04, 06:32 PM
Instead you could have preordered online and had your x800pro already.

Do you know anyone with one? A post? Anywhere? ( and not a reviewer :P )

CaiNaM
05-07-04, 06:43 PM
Instead you could have preordered online and had your x800pro already.

wow..yea, i live for the day i can Preorder something! :rolleyes:

i know it's difficult for some people to grasp.. but some folks just don't want one...

DMA
05-07-04, 06:43 PM
Do you know anyone with one? A post? Anywhere? ( and not a reviewer :P )

This guy got his X800 Pro today. "Jason57570" over at Futuremark (http://discuss.futuremark.com/forum/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=techdisplayadapters&Number=3799879&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&fpart=1)


Isn't that the overclocked frequency? Safe at 400/1100, enhanced at 430/1xxx?

I'm not 100% sure about that, i guess we have to wait and see. :)

Casper
05-08-04, 06:07 AM
Who cares if the warranty is voided if you pay twice as much as for a stock 6800 ULTRA?? If it break you can just get a new one maybe even a NV45 OR R423 ;)

believe me these won´t sell at all... I can´t see any newbie watercoolers who will buy a watercooling setup just to be able to get the 6850 ULTRA or if they already got a watercooler setup will settle for the inferior overpriced Gainward cooling :rolleyes:

I can´t see where the market is for this card??

damita
05-08-04, 06:24 AM
wow..yea, i live for the day i can Preorder something! :rolleyes:

i know it's difficult for some people to grasp.. but some folks just don't want one...

I guess English isn't your first language. he said you could have preordered (past tense) and thus have it NOW, which some people do.

Jarred
05-08-04, 06:39 AM
Instead you could have preordered online and had your x800pro already.

Does anyone here have a x800 pro yet?

volkskrant
05-08-04, 07:43 AM
I think the whole 6800 line is vapourware and will be for awhile, prove me wrong nVidia.

1 large is off the scale of sanity for a video card.

Seems like Richard Huddy agrees with you

Grrrpoop
05-08-04, 09:00 AM
Yeap they have it too, £605!!!!!!!!!!
I think that's a tad excessive for a gfx card, and it's twice the price of the X800 Pro. I doubt the performance difference will justify the extra outlay.

Even the "normal" 6800 Ultra comes in at £100 more than the X800 Pro.

Yet to see the price on the X800 XT, but I guess I will be £350-400, same as the 6800 Ultra. Par for the course for top-end cards now, wish I was earning silly-money and could afford such excess..

The Pro looks very tempting, and would be a sizeable jump from my stock 9800.. shame I'm hardly playing any games though :|

Casper
05-08-04, 09:48 AM
It would be interesting to hear if anyone will get that card and if so why on earth he did it?

DMA
05-08-04, 10:13 AM
It would be interesting to hear if anyone will get that card and if so why on earth he did it?

Guys with way to much money and small dicks are probably the main target for gainward. :lol: