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C_YAA
03-23-06, 10:06 AM
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30502

This card's magic is that it actually has G71, Geforce 7800 GT PCIe core bridged down to AGP. It has G70 core with full 20 pipelines that worked at 425 MHz and famous BR2 chip managed to bridge the card down to AGP.

:afraid:

Lfctony
03-23-06, 10:17 AM
Best news ever for current AGP owners. I just hope the frequency is the full 400/1000 at least, not crippled like the 6800GS AGP variant.

C_YAA
03-23-06, 10:30 AM
425/1200 default clocks

Lfctony
03-23-06, 10:35 AM
Missed that, 425/1200 is very good. :thumbsup:

Edit: BTW the card is branded as 7800GS...

Peoples-Agent
03-23-06, 10:36 AM
Suprised it didnt happen sooner, that was one corner of the market where a killing was to be made.

loafer87gt
03-23-06, 12:37 PM
Yes! Going to go preorder one this afternoon.

:) :) :)

Redeemed
03-23-06, 12:45 PM
Actually, as my 6800GT is going to go into another box soon, I was wanting something to replace it in my rig- without stepping back in terms of performance. I was contemplating either getting a 6800GS and enabling the "masked units", another 6800GT altogether, or just getting the 7800GS. My problem was, for the price of the 7800GS I wouldn't be getting much more performance than my current 6800GT offers. So I was having a hard time justifying the purchase of a 7800GS.

Now, with a 512MB GS that has a full 20 pipes (might the last four be un "maskable"? ), and the core/mem speeds mentioned, I'm glad I didn't purchase a GS yet. I just pray that this is more than a rumor and that the card does surface- soon. Any hint at the price of this thing?

hemmy
03-23-06, 12:45 PM
Too bad gainward dropped out of the american market

Redeemed
03-23-06, 12:54 PM
Did you guys notice the box? It says AGP but also has the PCI-Express decal on there as well. Is it supposed to be like that?

Redeemed
03-23-06, 12:58 PM
Dropped out of the American market??? As in Newegg will never carry them? So how the heck do the American consumers purchase one of these???? Probably will cost a whole heck of a lot to ship it over seas. Good god, I might just go without.

Redeemed
03-23-06, 02:19 PM
So, if I want to purchase one of these (assuming they ever make it to the market), how would I go about doing that? And how much would the shipping be? I've NEVER purchased anything outside of the US, so I have no idea as to how I'd go about doing it or how much the shipping would be nor which companies are trustable companies. I only go through Newegg and Monarch- so I have no idea as to what "foreign" company I should purchase one of these from. Is it even possible for me to purchase from a company out of the US?

Mr_LoL
03-23-06, 04:56 PM
very nice card and not a bad review by the inquirer at all which is a surprise.

CKTurbo128
03-23-06, 05:40 PM
I read this article earlier today; nice results on the Gainward GeForce 7800 GS (GT) AGP 512 MB card. However, there are two things that are bugging me about this card: availability and price.

As others have said, Gainward left the NA market some time ago, so NA customers would probably have to order overseas, which can be pricey. Also, in that same article, The Inquirer said that these cards would retail around €400 + VAT Euros; inputting this value into a currency exchange converter tool reveals that this is equivalent to ~$478.00 USD! :eek:

Still, this new Gainward card may pressure other GPU manufacturers into releasing their own 7800 GTs or faster cards for AGP.

shabby
03-23-06, 06:17 PM
400 usd? Bwahahaha gimme a break. And thats even before any importing markups since gainward doesnt sell to the american market.
Agp users are being milked yet again, first it was with the crippled 7800gs and now with this overpriced 7800gt.
Im glad i moved out of that camp.

CKTurbo128
03-23-06, 06:19 PM
According to this thread (http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17553212) over at Overclockers UK Forums, the reason why the price is so high on this card is because it's a limited edition card; only 2500 of them have been made. Still pretty expensive, nonetheless.

Roadhog
03-23-06, 06:29 PM
man.. I hate technology... :( I just got my 6800GS thinking it was the last AGP card... then comes a 7800gs, now a 7800GT AGP... I cant win.

Mr_LoL
03-23-06, 06:34 PM
man.. I hate technology... :( I just got my 6800GS thinking it was the last AGP card... then comes a 7800gs, now a 7800GT AGP... I cant win.

Dont worry. Gainward dont sell their cards in the US anymore and importing one will be very expensive.

Joe Public
03-23-06, 06:46 PM
It'll probably be very expensive here in Norway as well (I estimate somewhere around the equivalent of $500) , so it still makes more sense to me upgrading to PCIe and a 7900GT.

Redeemed
03-23-06, 08:53 PM
Yeah, unless Newegg or some other similar company here in the US starts carrying them, I am NOT purchasing one. Even if Gainward is the only company to release such a card. I just can't afford those importing fees. Just stinking outrageous. Oh well, my 6800GT will have to just last me that much longer.

loafer87gt
03-23-06, 11:35 PM
Shame about the availability :( I would order one in a flash but I am a little leary about ordering from the UK and am kind of curious as to what a guy would do if he had problems with the card.

Blast
03-23-06, 11:55 PM
It's a shame Gainward bailed out of North America.:thumbdwn:


Shame about the availability :( I would order one in a flash but I am a little leary about ordering from the UK and am kind of curious as to what a guy would do if he had problems with the card.


You would be screwed.

rek075
03-24-06, 11:31 AM
Maybe evga will read about this and give them the same idea.

Airbrushkid
03-24-06, 12:20 PM
You keep refering it as a 7800 GT. It's a GS right on the box states that.

Redeemed
03-24-06, 02:14 PM
Yeah, I'm hoping some other company like eVGA, XFX, or even ASUS get wind of this and release one of thier own. That would be extremely awesome. I'd probably purchase it in a heart beat then.

Oh well. My 6800GT still plays games really smooth and decent graphics settings. I'm playing QuakeIV with everything maxed (including AA/AF in the driver control panel), except the detail is set to "High" and not "ultra". It would actually play fine at "Ultra", just it was pretty choppy until everything got loaded into memory. Once it was all loaded it played smooth (and looked great). Then if you walked through a door and into another room, it'd get choppy again. :( ;) Oh well. 6800GT for now.

Redeemed
03-24-06, 02:16 PM
You keep refering it as a 7800 GT. It's a GS right on the box states that.


He refers to it as a GT becuase in essence, that is what it is. The only difference between this new GS and the GT is that this GS has 512MB cooling, a dual slot cooling solution, and is AGP. On the actual "core side" of things, they are pretty much one in the same.