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jAkUp
06-03-04, 02:50 PM
I work at PCClub, we sell computer hardware, as well as computer systems. Yesterday, while at work, I typed in our systems 6800. For the first time, it showed an EVGA 6800 Ultra. I went to see how many were floating around the company, and there was a total of 2. Immediately I tried to get a hold of 1 of them, and was successful. As a matter of fact, I ****ing bought it!

Well, here it is, in all its glory. I have just came home, haven't even installed the card yet, but here is a few pictures of the card and its packaging.

It came with a instuctions, 2 DVI-> VGA adapters, a couple of Y splitters, and a CD. The CD contains version 60.82 drivers.

Here are some game screenshots:
http://badboy.xtremetuners.com/jakup/FarCry2.JPG
http://badboy.xtremetuners.com/jakup/FarCry.JPG
http://badboy.xtremetuners.com/jakup/Painkiller.JPG
http://badboy.xtremetuners.com/jakup/RavenShield.JPG
http://badboy.xtremetuners.com/jakup/SplinterCell.JPG
http://badboy.xtremetuners.com/jakup/UT2004.JPG
http://badboy.xtremetuners.com/jakup/ut20042.JPG
http://badboy.xtremetuners.com/jakup/ut20043.JPG

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=6187

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=6189

Clay
06-03-04, 02:52 PM
Cool! I'll be watching this thread. (popcorn) :)

Riptide
06-03-04, 02:53 PM
You dirty dog you! Now we all are not worthy! :p

Seriously, benchmarks ASAP please. :D

UclaBob
06-03-04, 03:00 PM
Awesome...keep us updated!

anzak
06-03-04, 03:07 PM
Awesome...keep us updated!

I 2nd that!

Slappi
06-03-04, 03:18 PM
Well I hope this one goes better than your 5800 Ultra did!!

LOL I remember you did the same thing and bought like the first 5800 Ultra to be found from the same place and you ended up making an Nvidia campfire!

LMAO!

Good Luck with this one.

jAkUp
06-03-04, 03:20 PM
whats the difference between high quality, and quality? The card defaults to quality.

Waffles
06-03-04, 03:22 PM
You guys realize he's never coming back right? He's going to get that card installed and then he's not going to be able to pry himself away from the games.

I bet his phone is ringing off the hook with family members trying to find out if he is still alive.

Police are going to bust down the door and find him locked in a room with all the windows covered and nothing but the glow of the monitor for light.

Atleast this is how I imagine things are going to go when I get mine installed heh
:)

Evildeus
06-03-04, 03:23 PM
3rd that ;)

|JuiceZ|
06-03-04, 03:24 PM
Congrats man, try not to kill this one :angel:

You guys realize he's never coming back right? He's going to get that card installed and then he's not going to be able to pry himself away from the games.

I bet his phone is ringing off the hook with family members trying to find out if he is still alive.

Police are going to bust down the door and find him locked in a room with all the windows covered and nothing but the glow of the monitor for light.

Atleast this is how I imagine things are going to go when I get mine installed heh
:)

:lol2: only a nerd could think that, heh.

DSC
06-03-04, 03:25 PM
High Quality is supposedly to disable AF angle dependency, so the AF will be more like GF3/GF4 Ti style, no angle dependency. I'm not sure if it's working or not.

jAkUp
06-03-04, 03:25 PM
Wow... 1600x1200 2xaa 8xaf and UT2004 Flys!!

FarCry has major problems though... Disappearing shadows and stuff.. crazy.. Im using the 61.12 drivers.

Evildeus
06-03-04, 03:26 PM
whats the difference between high quality, and quality? The card defaults to quality.
RTFM? Ok don't hurt me :kill: Perhaps the trilinear/brilinear optimizations?

Waffles
06-03-04, 03:30 PM
Just leave it on quality. There is no visual difference between HQ and Q, but there is a big performance hit.

I'd have to do some hunting but a few sites detailed the differences for the april 4th reviews of the cards.

Skinner
06-03-04, 03:31 PM
Nice to hear JakUp, that means they are on their way. Wait for the new drivers today. They should give somes goods with FarcCry.

Btw, I thought, angle depent AF couldn't be disabled?

jAkUp
06-03-04, 03:35 PM
1600x1200 2xaa 8xaf

ragejg
06-03-04, 03:39 PM
Change that sig!!!

:p

Waffles
06-03-04, 03:40 PM
"High Quality apparently turns off angle-adaptive anistropic filtering"

-- hexus nv40 preview

"NVIDIA was also kind enough to expose a setting in its driver that allows the user to disable its adaptive anisotropic filtering optimizations by choosing "High quality" image settings. In this case, both ATI and NVIDIA use adaptive aniso, so disabling this optimization wouldn't really be fair. Also, I spent some time trying to find visual difference between NVIDIA's adaptive aniso and non-adaptive aniso (using different angles of inclination, looking for mip-map level of detail changes, doing mathematical "diff" operations between screenshots) and frankly, I didn't find much of anything. I did benchmark the two modes, as you'll see in our texture filtering section, but I could find no reason not to leave NVIDIA's adaptive aniso turned on during our tests."

-- techreport.com preview

OWA
06-03-04, 03:43 PM
Congrats, daggumit. Okay, I'm a little jealous.

Sigh...maybe I'll win the chance to purchase one with eVGA's drawing on the 5th.

Anyway, thanks for sharing how it is all going.

Evildeus
06-03-04, 03:45 PM
Is there a big hit if you go for 4*AA+16*AF or 4*AA+8*AF JakUp?

jimmyjames123
06-03-04, 03:45 PM
"High Quality apparently turns off angle-adaptive anistropic filtering"

-- hexus nv40 preview

"NVIDIA was also kind enough to expose a setting in its driver that allows the user to disable its adaptive anisotropic filtering optimizations by choosing "High quality" image settings. In this case, both ATI and NVIDIA use adaptive aniso, so disabling this optimization wouldn't really be fair. Also, I spent some time trying to find visual difference between NVIDIA's adaptive aniso and non-adaptive aniso (using different angles of inclination, looking for mip-map level of detail changes, doing mathematical "diff" operations between screenshots) and frankly, I didn't find much of anything. I did benchmark the two modes, as you'll see in our texture filtering section, but I could find no reason not to leave NVIDIA's adaptive aniso turned on during our tests."

-- techreport.com preview

I'm not so sure that non-angle dependent AF was actually enabled in the Forceware drivers that were sent out to reviewers. This could be why the reviewer found it very difficult to find any pic where there is a difference in IQ.

SLippe
06-03-04, 03:55 PM
Congrats, Jak! Someday...someday...

jAkUp
06-03-04, 03:55 PM
4x/8x compared to 2x/4x the hit is pretty large.. sometimes as much as 30fps, and I really can't see much of an iq difference between the 2. They are both playable, but I prefer the ultra smoothness :) So for now 1600x1200 2xaa/4xaf suits me fine. Also, quality compared to high quality and the hit is very large.

Evildeus
06-03-04, 04:00 PM
How do you compare that to your Radeon? In term of performance (what were your settings) and quality? ;) Thanks for the feedback! :)

jAkUp
06-03-04, 04:02 PM
On my radeon I would play 1600x1200. Ocassionaly I would use 2xaa.. but more often then not I would not. Now I'm able to crank it up to about 4xaa/8xaf and still get very playable framerates... Im still liking the 2xaa/4xaf setting though.

The fan is however, alot louder than Im used to on my VGA silencer, and the 2d quality is.. different. I immediately noticed it upon booting into windows... Not really better or worse.. just different. Seems like it has a darker tint.. could just be a driver quirk.