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podavies
09-22-04, 08:37 AM
Can anyone recommend a Nvidia PCIE video board
Looking to pick one for my new machine

Thanks
Paul

jolle
09-22-04, 08:48 AM
arent any out on the market yet asfar as I know..
Nforce4 is due out soon i think, a few versions with PCI-Express, one of them a SLI board..
think VIA got a PCI-Express chipset coming out soon aswell.

MUYA
09-22-04, 08:49 AM
U can get the PCX series ones, GeForce FX 5900 PCX is the PCI express nv35...i think or there u can get the 5700 PCX or 5200 PCX...all nv3X gen with HSI bridge.

podavies
09-22-04, 09:02 AM
I had an 5600 256mb agp board in my old machine, is a 5900 pcx going to much different I cant seem to find any 256 pcix boards around.
The problem is the Dell i bought ships with some entry level ATI 300xe board
so i want to replace this.

MUYA
09-22-04, 09:05 AM
PCI X is different from PCI EXpress. The 5900 PCX which is PCI Express is definately going to improve over the 5600! :D 1 quad procesor as well as 3 VS units and 256 bit memory interface as compared to the 5600 which has 1/2 quad processor, 1 VS unit and 128 bit memory interface.

podavies
09-22-04, 09:09 AM
PCI X is different from PCI EXpress. The 5900 PCX which is PCI Express is definately going to improve over the 5600! :D 1 quad procesor as well as 3 VS units and 256 bit memory interface as compared to the 5600 which has 1/2 quad processor, 1 VS unit and 128 bit memory interface.

Thanks for the info

MUYA
09-22-04, 09:12 AM
No worries but, if you want to go the NVIDIA PCI Express route maybe you should wait til PCI Express NV45s are available! :D GeFOrce 6800 GT PCI express etc. They should become available in Q4 a plenty...well so we hope :)

mustrum
09-22-04, 09:17 AM
In what price range?
If money is no issue i'd go for the x800 XT.
Midrange i'd buy the 6600 GT since it seems to beat the x700XT by a small margin.

Edit: I love your avatar MUYA. :lol2:

MUYA
09-22-04, 09:21 AM
@mustrum: The Avatar is a big hands off to the corporate predators that wanna take over Man Utd :D

podavies
09-22-04, 09:22 AM
Well i just orderd a 128Mb ASUS PCI-E EXTREME EN5900/TVD
it was 150 all in, I cant justify buying a 400 video card ill wait for the 6800 to drop in price and then think about it. Im sure this card will be good enough for me to surf the net and play UT2004

MUYA
09-22-04, 09:24 AM
well best of luck with your purchase. :D

jolle
09-22-04, 09:48 AM
arent any out on the market yet asfar as I know..
Nforce4 is due out soon i think, a few versions with PCI-Express, one of them a SLI board..
think VIA got a PCI-Express chipset coming out soon aswell.

Look at me totally misreading the top post and answering a unasked question!! :lol2:
:bash:

MUYA
09-22-04, 09:55 AM
@jolle: it happens dude ..we are all guilty of it ;) hehehe

Gator
09-22-04, 10:53 AM
Geforce 6600 128MB PCI-E for $159
http://www.gameve.com/gve/store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-SPARKLE-004

Geforce 6600 256MB PCI-E for $179
http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-SPARKLE-005

Geforce 6600GT 128MB PCI-E for $209
http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-SPARKLE-006

these are about as good as you can currently get for PCI-E except for the Radeon X800XT PCI-E, but those are all $550 and up! Furthermore I'm not certain if ATI will have SLI support, but I know the Nvidia PCI-E cards do have it

JBark
09-22-04, 12:14 PM
...but I know the Nvidia PCI-E cards do have it

Just a quick clarification, but only the 6600gt and higher PCIe cards have SLI support. The regular 6600 cards don't come with the SLI connector. At least that's the case right now, that may be something that IHVs have control over.

ragejg
09-22-04, 12:26 PM
Geforce 6600 128MB PCI-E for $159
http://www.gameve.com/gve/store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-SPARKLE-004

Geforce 6600 256MB PCI-E for $179
http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-SPARKLE-005

Geforce 6600GT 128MB PCI-E for $209
http://www.gameve.com/gve/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?sku=VC-SPARKLE-006

these are about as good as you can currently get for PCI-E except for the Radeon X800XT PCI-E, but those are all $550 and up! Furthermore I'm not certain if ATI will have SLI support, but I know the Nvidia PCI-E cards do have it

w00t?

Holy crap, 6600 is actually available? Dang, I've been getting out too much... need to go back to the cave more... :p :D

$209 for that 6600GT, umm, that sounds terrific... :)

Also, betcha the 6600NU would prolly OC pretty dang good as well and be a heck of a bang for the buck...

Gator
09-22-04, 12:37 PM
Just a quick clarification, but only the 6600gt and higher PCIe cards have SLI support. The regular 6600 cards don't come with the SLI connector. At least that's the case right now, that may be something that IHVs have control over.

Opps... no idea. I was under the impression both could handle SLI, but I don't know.