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BB NVPR
11-30-05, 11:43 AM
I want to clear up a bit of confusion about the GeForce 7800 GS PCI Express articles that have surfaced recently.

Without getting into the nitty gritty details, NVIDIA provides boards to our developers for their in house game development. These boards are meant for the sole purpose of inhouse engineering and QA. In the case of the recent GeForce 7800 GS PCI Express reviews that you may have seen, some of these developer boards were mistakenly given out to end users at an event the developers sponsored. These boards were never meant to ship in the open market.

NVIDIA has NO plans to release a commercially available GeForce 7800 GS PCI Express board. For any end users that many have received this board as a prize, NVIDIA will be happy to swap this out for a GeForce 7800 GT PCI Express board, or a GeForce 6800 GS PCI Express board, as these two boards are commercially available.

jAkUp
11-30-05, 11:59 AM
Thanks for the info Brian :)

Kev1
11-30-05, 12:25 PM
:( X 2

Absolution
11-30-05, 12:45 PM
:(

Peoples-Agent
11-30-05, 12:46 PM
I want to clear up a bit of confusion about the GeForce 7800 GS PCI Express articles that have surfaced recently.

Without getting into the nitty gritty details, NVIDIA provides boards to our developers for their in house game development. These boards are meant for the sole purpose of inhouse engineering and QA. In the case of the recent GeForce 7800 GS PCI Express reviews that you may have seen, some of these developer boards were mistakenly given out to end users at an event the developers sponsored. These boards were never meant to ship in the open market.

NVIDIA has NO plans to release a commercially available GeForce 7800 GS PCI Express board. For any end users that many have received this board as a prize, NVIDIA will be happy to swap this out for a GeForce 7800 GT PCI Express board, or a GeForce 6800 GS PCI Express board, as these two boards are commercially available.

For the record though, what are the differences between that card and the GT? ...would it be safe to say the GT is a "better" card?

KickAssCop
11-30-05, 01:04 PM
Excellent. Makes me all the more merrier about my 7800GTX for 350 bucks :D.

Treason
11-30-05, 02:07 PM
*sigh*

:( :(

slick
11-30-05, 02:16 PM
For the record though, what are the differences between that card and the GT? ...would it be safe to say the GT is a "better" card?

All the rumors were pointing towards a 16 piper on a G70 core, so I would say it's safe to assume that the GT would be/is better.

Kristopher Kubi
11-30-05, 06:53 PM
Although Brian says there will not be a 7800GS PCIe, he is not saying that there will not be a 16 pipe G70 card. This may in fact be the case, but it's not what he is saying.

Kristopher

CaptNKILL
11-30-05, 07:30 PM
Maybe hes hinting that there will be an AGP version available :D (heh, yeah right)

One thing Im a bit confused about is that NVidia doesnt produce cards\boards anyway... I dont believe theres anything stopping the board manufacturers from selling "7800 GS" cards with 7800GT chips that didnt make the cut.

I could be wrong though.

mikechai
12-01-05, 09:18 AM
Maybe not now, when its time, NV will probably release it into the market.

But on 2nd thought, the 90nm midrange card will probably competitive to the 7800 GS that we see today performance wise while cheaper to produce, and thus make the 7800 GS totally un-necessary.

nemecb
12-01-05, 10:39 AM
Although Brian says there will not be a 7800GS PCIe, he is not saying that there will not be a 16 pipe G70 card. This may in fact be the case, but it's not what he is saying.

Kristopher
Just like there was no 7800 Ultra, just a 7800 512 with bumped clocks.:)

Dazz
12-01-05, 04:13 PM
I don't think there will be one, the 7800 offers too few features over the 6800 so it may not be fesible. They may not bother intill the next generation video cards come out.

Vengeance
12-05-05, 05:21 PM
Wow you guys have someone from nVidia post here? (xmasgrin)

Vengeance
12-05-05, 05:31 PM
And he's in Austin? Does nVidia have an office in Austin?




(xmassign)

newls1
12-05-05, 06:50 PM
My only question here is, If I did have 1 of those 7800GS's, you stated that "we could either exchange it for a 7800GT or a 6800GT." Why the hell would someone exchange a 7800GS for a 6800 series card?

superklye
12-05-05, 06:56 PM
My only question here is, If I did have 1 of those 7800GS's, you stated that "we could either exchange it for a 7800GT or a 6800GT." Why the hell would someone exchange a 7800GS for a 6800 series card?
Nostalgia.

saturnotaku
12-05-05, 07:07 PM
And he's in Austin? Does nVidia have an office in Austin?


See for yourself.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/contact_information.html

OWA
12-05-05, 10:26 PM
My only question here is, If I did have 1 of those 7800GS's, you stated that "we could either exchange it for a 7800GT or a 6800GT." Why the hell would someone exchange a 7800GS for a 6800 series card?
Could it be an AGP vs PCI-express deal or were both supposed to be PCI-express?

superklye
12-05-05, 10:43 PM
Could it be an AGP vs PCI-express deal or were both supposed to be PCI-express?
See, I thought that too, but the 7800GS is PCIe, so you obviously PCI if you ordered a GT and were given a GS by mistake...so why would you want an AGP card?

mikedep333
12-06-05, 02:24 AM
Vengeance, Nvidia employees post all the time in the linux driver section. It's very helpful.

Vengeance
12-06-05, 03:58 PM
See for yourself.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/contact_information.html


Sweet....not all that far from me....Hey Brian...can I come and visit?(xmasgrin)

Vengeance, Nvidia employees post all the time in the linux driver section. It's very helpful.


Yeah we have a lot of ATI guys post at Rage3D from time to time.....But I don't use an ATI card now.....:rolleyes:

mustrum
12-07-05, 05:20 AM
Sweet....not all that far from me....Hey Brian...can I come and visit?(xmasgrin)




Yeah we have a lot of ATI guys post at Rage3D from time to time.....But I don't use an ATI card now.....:rolleyes:
Traitor!
Just kidding. One should allways buy the best bang for the buck.
Nvidia - ATI who cares as long it does the job well.

Vengeance
12-07-05, 10:42 AM
Traitor!
Just kidding. One should allways buy the best bang for the buck.
Nvidia - ATI who cares as long it does the job well.


Exactly! When I'm ready to buy....I buy what ever gives me the most bang for my bucks! :p And this time it was the BFG 6800GT! (xmasgrin)

JasonPC
02-24-07, 10:59 PM
Hi, I'm sorry to dig up this horribly old thread, but I'm one of the few who actually won this card in a contest given by a game publisher recently. I tried to contact NVIDIA about this, but I don't think the people at their customer care really know about this issue. They gave the standard "We don't manufacture graphic cards, just the chipset specs. Please contact someone else (but who???)" statement, which is good and fine. But does this mean they are no longer willing to swap the 7800 GS (it is their reference card, not of any brand) or what? Anyone know a way to contact Brian Burke of NVIDIA since he would know about this?

Ah I managed to find his email. Though I'm unsure I'll be able to contact him or anything given how long ago this statement was made.