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I just bought my Asus 5900U a little under a year ago for the whopping price of $495, does it look like the 6800U is gonna be the same deal? It looks really good, and I've been doing my homework on it but I think this is the last waste of money I can bare spending on another crappy video card. NV has been good till the FX series, and I've had bad experiences with a 9700pro so someone tell me the 6800 is as good as it sounds :P Thanks!
The 6800 is as good and better then what it sounds :)
Personally I don't see the need for a 6800 when I can already play every game there is with a 5900nu and AMD 1800+ :p The 6800 is upgrade for the rich folk haha
I spent $200 for my 5900nu 6 months ago, upgraded from MX 420. HUGE performance jump!
True to some extent. However, you wont be able to play Doom3 and others coming out with good FPS and with all the nice stuff. I still have an FX5700ultra and it plays games yes, but not near the quality of a 6800 series card. Thats why I bought a 6800 ultra. Plus, SM/PS 3.0
Doom3 is OpenGL and uses OpenGL 2.0 shaders. It will look and play fine on my 5900 I'm sure of it. nVidia is always fastest in OpenGL.
Ya, the 5900 plays most games very nicely, but with the poor performance in pixel shading intense apps I am probably going to be pushing it with newer games like HL2 and Doom3 and thats my biggest concern. Thanks for your opinions too, I can't wait till more 6800s start hitting the market so I can see what manufacturer has the best first gen cards. Right now I'm thinking about getting the Ultra or the EE from eVGA when more get into stock.
Welcome, mczern. :)
It would do you good to peruse through the very actively posted-upon threads regarding these cards... in short form I can tell you everyone is pretty satisfied with their nv40's. :thumbsup:
But you do know you'll pay $500 for a 6800U and it'll be half that price in 6 months right? Then you'll want something new again... But thats your call. If you find that you can afford it, more power to ya :) I'm still in college so it'll be a little while for I can splurge on the newest hardware!
No actually it WILL NOT be half the price 6 months from now. fx5950 ultras's as well as fx5900 ultras are still selling for 375 +. Thats far from half price. Some places still have those cards listed at 499.
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