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newls1
06-22-05, 01:50 PM
Im going to hold off and wait before I buy my 7800 SLI setup, Im hoping that there will be a 512MB version, do you think there will be one?

Ninjaman09
06-22-05, 01:55 PM
nVidia said it will depend on consumer demand and board makers as well. I would guess that they will make one.

Fotis
06-22-05, 02:12 PM
According to an MSI pdf I saw,yes.

bkswaney
06-22-05, 02:16 PM
I think we will see a 512 card but the price
is going to be a 1000+. :(

Ninjaman09
06-22-05, 02:29 PM
Yes, I will most likely shy away from any 512MB cards.

newls1
06-22-05, 03:27 PM
1000.oo dollars, do these card makers realize there selling "GRAPHICS" cards, and not CRACK.....

tobywong
06-22-05, 03:34 PM
Just suck it up and start signing all your paycheques over to nvidia already! You know that is where we are headed... :p

subbo
06-22-05, 03:36 PM
And the xbox360 comes with 512MB gddr3 for 299$. We PC users are royally shafted in the gpu market these days.

shabby
06-22-05, 06:34 PM
And the xbox360 comes with 512MB gddr3 for 299$. We PC users are royally shafted in the gpu market these days.

Thats total system memory, for the cpu and gpu. Plus its only running at 700mhz, which is much cheaper then the 1200mhz found on the gtx.

BladeRunner
06-22-05, 08:58 PM
512mb maybe needed for texture rich high res aa /af in newer titles sooner than later, it's all horses for courses of course. Never ceases to amaze me that people knock 3d card prices when everything else is similar or worse. putting aside the fact you don't have to buy 2 cards for SLI, one 7800 GTX is $600 where as FX57 is $1000?

The card has an arguably more advanced processor, 256mb of the fastest ram, (compare it to your costly slower system ram), and a high quality multilayered PCB, many other components, huge R&D costs and equally huge support & driver costs. I can't say I enjoy the prices, but when I look at what's involved in the total development & production I'm surprised they are not at 3d graphic design card price point.

Additionally there's always the option of at least 3/4 performance budget cards just around the corner at significantly lower price point, and that's mainly because the early subscribers that pay premium prices push it all forward quicker. whether that's good or bad depends on your own personal view point and at which end of the scale you are / like to be. At the moment I think these wide screen LCD monitors need most flak for ridiculous cost. Not only are they a significant reduction in image quality over a top CRT, (for gaming & design at least), they are not guaranteed to be pixel defect free from new (unbelievable), and cost fortunes...