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DJMONDY
07-15-04, 07:47 AM
I havnt seen any news on these gpu's for ages.

If you have any info please post here!

Thanx :)

Nandro
07-15-04, 08:08 AM
The 6800's are new right now. You wont hear anything concrete about the refresh for some time as it would hamper current sales.

991060
07-15-04, 08:15 AM
Both company are facing short supply of GDDR3 memory ATM, which means there probably won't be 512MB card in the near future, unless you're willing to pay an insane price for it, errrr, 1000 bucks? :screwy:

Mesce
07-15-04, 08:54 AM
I cant see them charging an insane price for it. We should expect the 512 cards around the same time the 5950 u and 9800 xt came out last year. There is gonna be a 512mb card cos doom 3 has an option for 512mb cards to make it ultra detail mode. I wanna have that mode so i aint shellin out on a 6800 256 when 512 are around the corner.

Ghosthunter
07-15-04, 09:17 AM
if anything my guess is end of year or beginning of next and probaly PCI Express..but that just a guess who knows

MUYA
07-15-04, 10:51 AM
high performing memory seems to be in shortage..enough so with the combination of scarce GPUs...512MB will not be an option till maybe next year....H2? who knows. I hope sooner though.

aAv7
07-15-04, 10:58 AM
but...will there be a high-end 512MB agp card? I thought nv40 was the last agp cards from nvidia?

MUYA
07-15-04, 11:04 AM
but...will there be a high-end 512MB agp card? I thought nv40 was the last agp cards from nvidia?
I am guessing....I think economics will decide if there will be a 512MB consumer card...and the economics is just not right ..right now.

anzak
07-15-04, 11:34 AM
Both companies are waiting for the refresh before they add 512mb of memory. Remember, the 9700 and 5800 never came with 256mb of memory.

Arioch
07-15-04, 11:49 AM
Looks like someone wants to play Doom 3 in Ultra Quality mode!

Mesce
07-15-04, 12:01 PM
Knowing that doom 3 has a ultra qulaity mode only available to 512 mb cards, it has made me not get a 6800 ultra and not bother in makin a new rig. I want to be able to play the best games in the highest possible manner and the future looks like 512mb cards are the way forward. IMO

Arioch
07-15-04, 12:20 PM
Well I am sure Doom 3 will rock but I can't see myself waiting that long for a card just for one game. That's just me though!

:D

ynnek
07-15-04, 12:26 PM
I have a funny feeling the 512 cards will be PCI-E... Not that its not impossible for the AGP cards to have em.. but probably the new PCI-E cards with new PCB's will have room for more mem..... just a guess..

Nostromo40
07-15-04, 12:29 PM
The 512 Meg cards will be here when SLI arrives. If I read the review correctly, with
two 6800's in SLI with the drivers the computer will see the two cards as a single 512
card. the two cards pool the memory where as the 3dfx voodoo2's could not pool.
This way they keep making 256 meg cards and let the consumer decide if they want
512 by the SLI option..

Bad_Boy
07-15-04, 01:21 PM
lol having two 512mb 6800U's in SLI...basically a gig of video ram lol.
insane thoughts. wish i had the money for it ;)

anzak
07-15-04, 01:30 PM
Knowing that doom 3 has a ultra qulaity mode only available to 512 mb cards

Links! :ORDER: :ORDER:

DJMONDY
07-16-04, 02:28 AM
Thanks for the info guys!

And to think i nealy bought a 6800 U-256mb. I like the thought of running doom 3 in ultra quality mode :) and other games!!

Roll on 512mb gpu's

lowdog
07-16-04, 04:35 AM
Thanks for the info guys!

And to think i nealy bought a 6800 U-256mb. I like the thought of running doom 3 in ultra quality mode :) and other games!!

Roll on 512mb gpu's


Yeah....well.....don't hold your breath.

991060
07-16-04, 05:11 AM
The 512 Meg cards will be here when SLI arrives. If I read the review correctly, with
two 6800's in SLI with the drivers the computer will see the two cards as a single 512
card. the two cards pool the memory where as the 3dfx voodoo2's could not pool.
This way they keep making 256 meg cards and let the consumer decide if they want
512 by the SLI option..
The video memory of cards in SLI mode store nearly indentical information, so the size of memory isn't doubled, but the bandwidth is.

Arioch
07-16-04, 05:23 AM
Thanks for the info guys!

And to think i nealy bought a 6800 U-256mb. I like the thought of running doom 3 in ultra quality mode :) and other games!!

Roll on 512mb gpu's

So you are going to wait until next year to play Doom 3?

slainfoe
07-16-04, 05:29 AM
512 mb ram is what you get for something like unreal 3 engine in a few years. not for anything for today. that's just insane 512 for 1 game and ya i agree the prices will be insanely high.

DJMONDY
07-16-04, 05:54 AM
So you are going to wait until next year to play Doom 3?

No. I'll be able to play doom 3 now, just not in ultra quality.

DJMONDY
07-16-04, 05:58 AM
I do agree that the price will be high and probably out of my price range but i can dream!

And if i get tired of waiting or havnt got much money i'll just buy the 6800 ultra 256mb and get more ram or sumthing.

realredfox
08-12-04, 12:02 PM
the unreal3 engine is going to use 1gig of gfxram as the programmers said...