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mczern
06-30-04, 06:09 PM
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!

kahloq
06-30-04, 06:13 PM
The 6800 is as good and better then what it sounds :)

rewt
06-30-04, 06:16 PM
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!

kahloq
06-30-04, 06:19 PM
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

rewt
06-30-04, 06:21 PM
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.

mczern
06-30-04, 06:22 PM
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.

ragejg
06-30-04, 06:25 PM
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:

rewt
06-30-04, 06:29 PM
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!

kahloq
06-30-04, 07:07 PM
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.