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Fotis
08-04-05, 02:18 PM
zipzoomfly (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=321029) jumped the gun and has the XFX 7800GT(overclocked) on its site.

420MHz core,1000MHz memory and 20 pipes for 449$.
With 7800GTX sold for as low as 490$ it'll be difficult for the GT to sell until it goes below the 400$ mark.

GlowStick
08-04-05, 02:21 PM
Very intresting, however they are out of stock :o

Fotis
08-04-05, 02:28 PM
I wonder if XFX overclocked the memory at all.Could the default clock be under 1000MHz?

|MaguS|
08-04-05, 02:32 PM
Hmm so its only slower by 10mhz on the core and 200mhz on the ram? Dam, I might have to get a dual GT setup then. :)

anzak
08-04-05, 02:34 PM
Hmm so its only slower by 10mhz on the core and 200mhz on the ram? Dam, I might have to get a dual GT setup then. :)

It's only has 20 pipelines. IMO 1000mhz memory is ridiculous, its the same speed as a 6800GT.

The normal 7800GT speed is probably 400/1.0 and XFX raised the core clock to 420. If the memory turns out to be a good overclocker, I'll consider this.

Fotis
08-04-05, 02:35 PM
Hmm so its only slower by 10mhz on the core and 200mhz on the ram? Dam, I might have to get a dual GT setup then. :)
The specs above are from the xfx overclocked version so reference clocks will be lower.

aAv7
08-04-05, 02:42 PM
$449 for 20 pipes is too much for me. for roughly $50 more you can find a 7800gtx on forums.

|MaguS|
08-04-05, 02:44 PM
Remember the prices will surely drop below $400 when other manufactures release their boards.

skoprowski
08-04-05, 03:39 PM
If the GT is clocked at 400/425 I'll even replace my 6800GT's with a 16pipe 7800 if the gpu/memory clockspeed is the same or better than the 6800GT.

angshuman
08-04-05, 04:56 PM
Can't find it, looks like they took it off :(

Cali3350
08-04-05, 05:08 PM
Eh, my 6800GT is still happily trudging along. We will have to see how Oblivion treats it :o

rohit
08-04-05, 05:39 PM
did you save the page or took a ss or sumthing?

aarondavis121
08-04-05, 07:27 PM
From my browser cache:

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8632/7600gt6xo.th.png (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=7600gt6xo.png)

bkswaney
08-05-05, 12:30 AM
I was hoping for 1.1Ghz memory at the very least.
I'm waiting to get a GT if the performance is up to par.
Maybe with RT we can open an extra pipe or 2 without
problems and get very close to GTX performance. :D :D

Elderblaze
08-05-05, 01:25 AM
this cards a joke at that price point. Only about 30% faster then a 6800GT. I wouldent even consider it for more then 349$ but I wouldent buy one at all, just not enough of an upgrade if you already own 6800GT. Though, the 7800 is, to bad I can't afford it. I suppose it would be alright for a first time buyer that dosent already own a 6800 or X800 class card.

jAkUp
08-05-05, 01:30 AM
Don't forget guys that it is also missing a vertex shader... 7 Vertex Shaders.

ChrisRay
08-05-05, 01:42 AM
this cards a joke at that price point. Only about 30% faster then a 6800GT. I wouldent even consider it for more then 349$ but I wouldent buy one at all, just not enough of an upgrade if you already own 6800GT. Though, the 7800 is, to bad I can't afford it. I suppose it would be alright for a first time buyer that dosent already own a 6800 or X800 class card.


Why does everyone assume the 7800 line was meant for people who already owned NV4x cards? Anyone who is out to spend 400ish dollars. This card is a good buy. Its not neccasarily a good upgrade though. But thats been established. These cards are meant to coax people who havent made the SM 3.0 plunge yet.

Arqentus
08-05-05, 05:35 AM
Why does everyone assume the 7800 line was meant for people who already owned NV4x cards? Anyone who is out to spend 400ish dollars. This card is a good buy. Its not neccasarily a good upgrade though. But thats been established. These cards are meant to coax people who havent made the SM 3.0 plunge yet.

For me the SM 3.0 wasent even something i looked for. I came from my x800pro to a 7800gtx becouse it was a upgrade from 12 to 24 pipes, and 6 to 8 vertex shaders. The same old debate is still open in my eyes. SM 3.0 is not a reason to upgrade. The massive amount of pipes, the extra vertex shaders, and the nice overclock ability ( combined with the fact that i can play every game now at 1600*1200 ( my lcd's native resolution ) widout dropping quality ), now thats a good reason to upgrade ;)

To think ... i payed almost the same amount for my x800pro over 2 & a half months after the release. And i got a nice gtx for a bit more only a few weeks after the release. Cudo's to nvidia for this one.

The GT looks weak for the current price. I mean come on ... compare the GT with the GTX:

Core: 420 ( oced ) vs 430 ( most are selling it at 450 to even 470 ).
Memory: 1000mhz vs 1200 ( most sell it at 1300mhz ).
Pipes: 20 vs 24
Vertex Shaders: 7 vs 8.
Price: 449 vs 499$

To me, the difference is to big. Also, is it just me, or is the core not a bit low? XFX is selling GTX core's way higher, yet, there oc'ed GT is even lower then a default GTX. Same with the memory. I get the feeling that the default specs of the GT are even slower then what we see with the XFX.

ChrisRay
08-05-05, 05:39 AM
The original price of the 7800GTX was 599. the 7800GT price isnt going to remain static. The availability is all but gaurenteed to be the same as a the 7800GTX. Therefore the price will drop down significantly online. Really. The MSRP for the 7800GTX is still 599 you know. But that doesnt speak for its actual pricing. You can assume the same will occur for the 7800GT.

Arqentus
08-05-05, 05:51 AM
The original price of the 7800GTX was 599. the 7800GT price isnt going to remain static. The availability is all but gaurenteed to be the same as a the 7800GTX. Therefore the price will drop down significantly online. Really. The MSRP for the 7800GTX is still 599 you know. But that doesnt speak for its actual pricing. You can assume the same will occur for the 7800GT.

True, but then again, the same can be said about the GTX ... I got mine at 499 euro's. Yet, now it's already dropped to 479. I noticed already several price's below the 480$ on online shops for the gtx. So, lets say the GT does drop it's price, at the moment the GTX also seems to follow the same trent. That still makes the GTX look like the better buy then the GT... It will need a very big price drop, to around the 350$ level to make it stand out on it's own specs.

ChrisRay
08-05-05, 05:52 AM
You shouldnt assume it wont. I think some of you may be surprised about the performance/price of the 7800GT.

Fotis
08-05-05, 06:21 AM
I'm not as enthusiastic about the 7800GT as I was with the 6800GT.7800GT is missing a quad and 200MHz of memory.This is all Ati's fault! :mad: