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EngenZerO
05-11-04, 10:04 AM
eVGA 6800 Ultra at GameVE (http://www.gameve.com/gve/store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-EVGA-6800)

:lame:

oh well... good thing I jumped on the x800xt when I had the chance... hopefully other sites will also have reasonable priced 6800 Ultras

MikeC
05-11-04, 10:11 AM
http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-ATI-X800

Their X800 PRO is overpriced also at $505.00. It's MRSP was also $599.00. This site is not competitively priced like other retailers it appears.

EngenZerO
05-11-04, 10:14 AM
true... the ATi is also up their in price seeing that BB and CompUSA are selling the same card for $399.99. hopefully these priceinflations will come down as the products become more available.

saturnotaku
05-11-04, 10:15 AM
$399 for the X800 Pro is the MSRP. Once there is widespread distribution, online sites should come in at less than this price, and the big box retailers will once again retain their spots as the most costly.

schuey74
05-11-04, 10:16 AM
You can forget about msrp or lower until there is enough goods out there from both ATI and Nvidia. And by the time that happens the rumours about the refreshes will abound so the "waiting for the next card" questions will begin to pop up again. It's a never ending cycle....

LetMeIn
05-11-04, 08:40 PM
same thing happened with 9800pro and 5900Ultra .........

ChrisRay
05-11-04, 08:47 PM
http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-ATI-X800

Their X800 PRO is overpriced also at $505.00. It's MRSP was also $599.00. This site is not competitively priced like other retailers it appears.


i doubt its an issue of then being competitive, Why compete when you currently have no competition?

I do agree tho, Once they become readily available the prices will drop. Classic case of supply and demand right now.

weeds
05-11-04, 08:49 PM
Heres another one,
Eta is the 17th, as is game ve"s

http://www.buyxtremegear.com/vc129101.html

Jarred
05-11-04, 08:53 PM
I"m waiting for Doom3, I've been waiting to buy a whole new machine untill then, :) and when that time comes, I don't care how much its gonna be.

RickCain
05-11-04, 10:31 PM
I"m waiting for Doom3, I've been waiting to buy a whole new machine untill then, :) and when that time comes, I don't care how much its gonna be.

:) I agree.

Skinner
05-12-04, 04:10 AM
Is there a chance the Gf6800 is really gooing to see the daylight? in Europe

Lfctony
05-12-04, 05:27 AM
I wish I could get one for that, the Cyprus pound is strong against the dollar, but unforunately we get insane prices here despite that. Here, a 9800XT retails for £414 which is about 830USD, so getting that at £275 which is the equivalent would make me extremely happy.

mario64
05-12-04, 09:10 AM
Price aside, are eVga cards any good? And what about the reported "extreme" version of the 6800u? If that really exists, I'd rather wait and get it.

Thanks,
Mario64

saturnotaku
05-12-04, 09:31 AM
Price aside, are eVga cards any good? And what about the reported "extreme" version of the 6800u? If that really exists, I'd rather wait and get it.

eVGA cards are of excellent quality. Their customer support also is some of the best in the business. I, along with most folks here, would heartily recommend their products.

The 6800 Ultra Extreme is just a higher-clocked 6800 Ultra - 450 MHz core compared to 400 on the Ultra. Probably not worth the $100 suggested price premium over the Ultra.

Lfctony
05-12-04, 09:37 AM
100USD for 50Mhz? Its a bit extreme for me.

mario64
05-12-04, 09:40 AM
eVGA cards are of excellent quality. Their customer support also is some of the best in the business. I, along with most folks here, would heartily recommend their products.

The 6800 Ultra Extreme is just a higher-clocked 6800 Ultra - 450 MHz core compared to 400 on the Ultra. Probably not worth the $100 suggested price premium over the Ultra.
Thanks very much for the info. One more question, I've heard that some companies (Albatron) will even be releasing air-cooled 6800u's clocked upwards of 600 core. Is that true? Seems like if that were possible all vendors would do it.

Mario64

Lfctony
05-12-04, 09:56 AM
I think Albatron's specs at their site is a typo.

Blacklash
05-12-04, 10:32 AM
Yes those prices are just individual retailers trying to gouge. Wait guys, wait...

EDIT: yes I will most likely have an EVGA or BFG myself. Good guys.

OWA
05-12-04, 12:02 PM
100USD for 50Mhz? Its a bit extreme for me.
The GT to Ultra is just 50mhz but I guess the difference there is the memory speed is a little different as well. Is the extreme supposed to have the same memory speed as the Ultra and just increases the core by 50mhz?

xgman
05-12-04, 02:49 PM
"Sources close to Nvidia confirmed that the 6800 Ultra cards will remain at 400MHz since it actually can ship them in any volumes at this speed, while its 450+MHz chips will be reserved for special partners.

Special cards will be introduced by, yes, Gainward, a company that will soon be ready with its Cool FX water-cooled card clocked at over 450MHz. We suspect that it may reach over 500MHz.

Gainward is still testing its final clock speeds but we are sure that this card will be one of the fastest cards ever produced up to this point.

Another company which will do this is the ambitious XFX, which will also introduce a limited number of cards clocked at least to 450MHz for the core and close to 1200MHz for the memory. We don't have any idea about its availability.

The third partner will be US only and will be BFG. It has the green light to introduce these 450MHz cards as well.

We don't have any solid date when any of these cards will be available but Gainward should be ready to sample early next week with production in just a week or two beyond that. "

zakelwe
05-12-04, 03:06 PM
100USD for 50Mhz? Its a bit extreme for me.

The cost of a good night out ? Eh ?

Regards

Andy

mario64
05-12-04, 06:48 PM
I wonder if a standard Ultra's core will overclock to 450?

Mario64