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zeraful
08-08-04, 06:56 PM
is the nv43 the 6800LE?
if not are they both under $200?
if so, which one is better?

Ruined
08-08-04, 07:13 PM
No. From what I can tell, the 6800LE is a limited edition version of NV40 with 8 active pipes and 8 inactive pipes, that is temporarily being provided to OEMs to better compete with the 9800PRO. Once the NV43 comes out, which has 8 pipes total, it will likely replace the 6800LE. We have yet to see which is better, though the 6800LE has better softmod potential than the NV43.

zeraful
08-08-04, 07:20 PM
any idea where to order the 6800le or the nv 43?

Ruined
08-08-04, 07:21 PM
not yet...

zeraful
08-08-04, 10:00 PM
are they faster than the current ati 9800 pro/xt's?

ChrisRay
08-08-04, 10:06 PM
are they faster than the current ati 9800 pro/xt's?


About the same speed as the 128 9800 pros.

No_Sleep_Needed
08-08-04, 10:20 PM
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17706

theres some more info

Clay
08-08-04, 10:22 PM
are they faster than the current ati 9800 pro/xt's?
That depends on what games you're talking about. ;)

zeraful
08-08-04, 10:49 PM
whats the point of making a nv43 if its about the same speed as the fastest last gen cards, and when they're about the same price too -.-

Clay
08-08-04, 11:46 PM
whats the point of making a nv43 if its about the same speed as the fastest last gen cards, and when they're about the same price too -.-Details about the NV43 info will be forthcoming next week or so.

Auswak
08-09-04, 12:40 AM
NV43 will be PCI-Express

And it will be 6600 series, available in SLI

:)

ChrisRay
08-09-04, 12:42 AM
NV43 will be PCI-Express

And it will be 6600 series, available in SLI

:)


Hmm I thought the 6600 series would also have AGP, Maybe I was wrong.

Draconis
08-09-04, 12:48 AM
blah if its only pci-e that will suck

zeraful
08-09-04, 12:50 AM
yes it sure will.. now.. i have no idea what video card i should recommend my brother getting.

msxyz
08-09-04, 12:55 AM
Either NVidia is going to produce another AGP part, or they're going to bridge it anyway.

Remember that they still have 12 milion $ worth of stock of unsold PCIe cards from last quarter.

mikechai
08-09-04, 02:17 AM
NV43 is native pci-express, will use a bridge for AGP.

Lezmaka
08-09-04, 06:21 AM
whats the point of making a nv43 if its about the same speed as the fastest last gen cards, and when they're about the same price too -.-

:retard:

MUYA
08-09-04, 06:58 AM
whats the point of making a nv43 if its about the same speed as the fastest last gen cards, and when they're about the same price too -.-

The point is to compete in that said market..ie below $199 price range bracket...aka mainstream market. The point also is that the Nv43 will inherit NV40 characteristics which is faster PS performance than the old NV3X generation due to the new PS unit/engine of the NV4X. This unit/engine will include PS 3.0, and is part of SM3. With SM3, you get VS 3.0 which brings multi dude batching, displacement mapping etc. NV43 will also inherit, the new RGMSAA of the NV40s, as well as various other speed tweaks.

So that's the point, bringing something new to the mainstream market...for the same price but yet at the same time offering more.

EMunEeE
08-09-04, 07:27 AM
Hmm I thought the 6600 series would also have AGP, Maybe I was wrong.

They can bridge it using their HSI chip (PCIe -> AGP).

zeraful
08-09-04, 09:08 AM
They can bridge it using their HSI chip (PCIe -> AGP).

please forgive my noobness.. but what does bridging it with an HSI chip mean?

Hartley
08-09-04, 09:13 AM
I don't know many mainstream users who buy 200$ video cards.

They really need to release something to replace the 5200-5600 cards.

Clay
08-09-04, 09:14 AM
I don't know many mainstream users who buy 200$ video cards.

They really need to release something to replace the 5200-5600 cards.
How about $149? ;)

Hellion
08-09-04, 09:36 AM
whats the point of making a nv43 if its about the same speed as the fastest last gen cards, and when they're about the same price too -.-

in my opinion, budget...Very budget card. with up to date capabilities, just not specs/

msxyz
08-09-04, 10:41 AM
I believe the high-end 6600 (Ultra?) will debut at 249$ and slowly drop to 199$ to replace the 5900XT. It will be also probably cheaper to manufacture.

The value 6600 is probably meant to replace the 5600/5700U and I wouldn't be too surprised if they choose to adopt a 128bit bus for this card rather than the rumored 256bit bus.

zeraful
08-09-04, 10:47 AM
i realize this is a nvidia board and probably the wrong board to as about it.. but does anyone have any expereinces with the ATI x600 series? how do they do comparing to the previous generation cards and just a rough guess, think they'll perform better or worse than the 6600's?