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DJMONDY
06-25-04, 10:08 AM
Is anyone gonna purchase one of these badboys. Ive read they are the fastest on the market but with a hefty price tag.
Im tempted to go with gainward but i dont know what they are like.

Has anyone bought one of gainwards cool fx gpu's before? The water feature sounds and looks good!

Any info on these gpu's please.

Cheers

Clay
06-25-04, 10:11 AM
We should be reviewing one of these sometime next month. Stay tuned. :)

DJMONDY
06-25-04, 10:37 AM
Cool, cant wait for the review!!

gsgrunt
06-25-04, 10:39 AM
Cool, cant wait for the review!!

Short review here:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16824

Caliche
06-25-04, 10:43 AM
None the less, This card is going to be Bad-Ass. The price is worth it, esp. for the bragging rights to have one. It is more of a limited-edition card, and only a very few will show up in the US. Also remember that these cards GPU's are hand-picked out of the whole yield that was made by IBM. Going to be hard for people to beat that statisic.


Caliche

vläd
06-25-04, 11:30 AM
From what I've read (http://www.hexus.co.uk/content/reviews/review.php?dXJsX3Jldmlld19JRD03ODc=) , these puppies, (or at least the one tested), maxxed out at about 475MHz on the overclocking in playing real life games. They got it slightly higher, but it wasn't stable playing games. It appears that Gainward has pushed these to their limits.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to have one! If I could only find some place to pre-order one, or a European etailer that is willing to ship to the states. I still have a pre-order in place for the Ultra Golden sample.

Caliche
06-25-04, 11:50 AM
Where is your pre-order at. And yes u can order from overseas but is going to cost u around 150 bucks in shipping.

Caliche

skulls_skulls
06-25-04, 12:22 PM
Gainward is one of the best nv40 brands for sure, mine is shipping 17 july, but i got the extreme(450/1200) not the coolfx.

Nandro
06-25-04, 12:31 PM
Where could I order one of the golden samples from europe. I have some family over there that would be coming here soon that could bring it to me.

Lore
06-26-04, 08:21 AM
I ordered one of these bad boys on the 17th of May, still waiting for it...impatiently. The card is the ' dogs danglers ' !

Can't wait :drooling:

SH64
06-26-04, 08:34 AM
I ordered one of these bad boys on the 17th of May, still waiting for it...impatiently. The card is the ' dogs danglers ' !

Can't wait :drooling:

Where did you order it from ?

Caliche
06-26-04, 08:39 AM
cannot be in the US. I know that for sure.

Caliche

zakelwe
06-26-04, 12:20 PM
Gainward is one of the best nv40 brands for sure, mine is shipping 17 july, but i got the extreme(450/1200) not the coolfx.

Me too, swapped from the Cool FX to the extreme as it was better value for money.

Regards

Andy

Lore
06-27-04, 03:46 AM
I ordered it from Scan, a company in the UK

DJMONDY
06-27-04, 09:09 AM
I think i will go for the Gainward gpu but im not sure about the coolfx, its alot of money and ive never put anything that holds water in my system!

I'll probably buy the 6800 Ultra-E.

If anyone has got any results on how the 6800 ultra-E's perform against a 5900 ultra please post some links or your own results!

Cheers.