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slick
11-07-05, 02:58 PM
Ordered. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130258)

EDIT: Sabersix1 beat me, just noticed that, oh well, sorry saber. :(

Buenamos
11-07-05, 03:01 PM
k

slick
11-07-05, 03:03 PM
Well ya know, just an alert that the GS is available now, and just to say that I finally got a flipping video card. :D

john19055
11-07-05, 03:32 PM
It looks to be a great midcard for gameing and since it is made on a different die ,it more then likely don't have any extra pipes to unlock,but it still looks like a good midrange card for gameing

jAkUp
11-08-05, 01:47 AM
Yea that would be nice if you could unlock that extra quad :drooling:

saturnotaku
11-08-05, 07:14 AM
Yea that would be nice if you could unlock that extra quad :drooling:

It's not going to be possible. Since the core is the same as the "old" PCI-E 6800 non-ultra, there are no extra quads or vertex processors present.

Knot3D
11-08-05, 07:44 AM
So, it doesn't always match performance of a 6800GT @ 400/1100 ? :confused:

muaddib
11-08-05, 08:32 AM
k

QFT.

Arachnid
11-08-05, 04:51 PM
So, it doesn't always match performance of a 6800GT @ 400/1100 ? :confused:


http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/nvidia6800gs/

superklye
11-08-05, 05:06 PM
Heh, when I read the title, the first thing I thought was, "How on Earth do you lose a video card?"

superklye
11-08-05, 05:10 PM
http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/nvidia6800gs/
I don't agree with this:

I guess if it isn't broke, don't fix it. The 6-series still competes very well, even with the newest competition, and has the features and capabilities needed to see it well into the future. Thinking on it a bit, NVIDIA could easily have taken the NV42 (what the 6800 GS is based on) called it the G73, and marketed the new SKU as the GeForce 7600 GT. It would be difficult to find fault with that considering the capabilities of the NV42 and the time it has been released… not to mention the fact that ATI has done something very similar several times already.

Mainly because it's not truly a 7-series card. It would have to have the new AA effects as well as the new core (or a derivative of it) in order to be considered a G7x core. Not only that, but I can't imagine nVIDIA would jump from 20 to 12 pipes for the 7600 series card. I envision 12 pipes on the 7200 line if that ever were to come out. Having 16 on the 7600 line seems to fit the scheme much better, but hey, maybe I'm wrong.

slick
11-11-05, 04:28 PM
Oh damn.

OH DAMN!

This this friggen owns. I love it. It's my baby.

I am running Source at 1280x1024 with 4xAA/8xAF @ stock - this thing RARELY drops under 80 fps. It usually sits in the 120 FPS range give or take 20 frames. This thing is everything I could have hoped for and more! If you are thinking about doing this... don't hesitate. For $210 I could not be happier. Bear in mind This is coming from a guy that was originally playing games on a P3 TNT2 setup, still, what a difference this makes. Only need to get that second gig of RAM and this bad boy will be done.

Much love for EVGA and this great card. (i'll post more about it in my thread..)

jAkUp
11-11-05, 04:30 PM
Everything maxed on source?

Yea the 6800GS is a nice card, especially for the money :)

OWA
11-11-05, 04:33 PM
Heh, that's a nice upgrade. :)

slick
11-11-05, 05:10 PM
Everything maxed on source?

All quality settings maxed, 1280x1024, 4xAA 8xAF - 88.36 fps on Source stress test, I'm sure it will run even nicer when I get my second gig of RAM to dual channel.

jAkUp
11-11-05, 05:11 PM
You could probably even go 4x/16x with very little FPS hit :)

slick
11-11-05, 05:20 PM
With 16xAF it is!

http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/1696/fps0md.th.jpg (http://img453.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fps0md.jpg)

Sorry for the LQ, just did a quick paste in Paint. :p

jAkUp
11-11-05, 05:53 PM
Nice! I definetely think 1fps is worth 16xAF :D