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dceremuga
05-28-07, 07:10 AM
I am sometimes dissappointed with buying new technology when it is first released. Well let me tell you, all of us who JUMPED on the 8800GTX and payed about the same as it is priced now, really came out on top. Not only were we rewarded with the best video card, but we didn't get sucked into the waiting game with the 2900xt expectations. I love my 8800GTX. It runs at close to ultra speeds and is completely flawless.

A toast to nVidia for giving us a product with some LIFE left into it!

This, coming from an ATI fanboi.:afro2:

nIghtorius
05-28-07, 07:44 AM
I know how you feel about your 8800.. I was early with the 8800GTX. I bought it the moment it was available to me.. last year november. Still I am awed by the sheer speed and image quality this beast delivers.

not to mention.. after almost 7 months later after this purchase still having a card that ranks in the top 2 of the fastest consumer cards giving a whooey good feel'n (number #1 spot is offcourse taken by the 8800 Ultra)

hirantha
05-28-07, 08:13 AM
i paid $400 for my card with Step-up...its a beatiful product... cant wait for the nVidia's next product!!

WeReWoLf
05-28-07, 08:48 AM
$879 for my GTX off the shelf back in January. At least i think it was.

Maverickman
05-28-07, 08:58 AM
I wish I had an 8800 GTX, but my GTS is still a great card. It runs at 600/1800 with no problems and plays all my games flawlessly. With the O/C I have, it's still probably better than an HD 2900XT. It looks like Nvidia will definitely win the performance round in this product cycle!:D

Saintster
05-28-07, 10:39 AM
$879 for my GTX off the shelf back in January. At least i think it was.

Talk about getting screwed. Shheesh 879.00 I paid 706.00 with tax and shipping on release day

MaXThReAT
05-28-07, 11:21 AM
I don't care how much I paid. I also got mine Nov 8th. This is the first time in a while that the top card is still on top over six months later. The 8800GTX was the first card I felt warranted the premium cost. A single 8800GTX beating two 7900GTX's in SLI was my determining factor. I have never once thought, geez maybe I shouldn't have spent all that money, like I have with other cards. I still haven't hit my wall and I'm sure when I pick up a nice new CPU, I should get a pretty large boost. It's a pretty big statement when you can there isn't a fast enough CPU in existence to keep up with this card.

ArrowMk84
05-28-07, 11:46 AM
I ordered my GTX the moment it was available on ClubIt (the night before launch, IIRC). I have no regrets paying $700 for it (with shipping). My only regret is buying a second one (now sold) - there such a thing as overkill, after all!

Now, where's my G90? :captnkill:

$n][pErMan
05-28-07, 11:48 AM
I got my GTX online for $576 if I recall ($546 after rebate). I went from a 6800GT (at Ultra) to this puppy :D Best damn card I have ever owned... then again I say that after every top of the line card I get :p I ussually skip a generation and then buy the best out. WIth nvidia I have gone Ge2 -> Ge4 -> Ge6 -> Ge8 :) Got the best card out in every line. The GTX is a beast and I love it. Don't plan on wasting money on SLi though... I still think its a joke. If I must I will just go buy a better card when they are out. My dad has a GTS... also a damn good card from what I have seen.

SemperFi
05-28-07, 12:07 PM
Evga let me step up from quad SLI to dual 8800GTX's for $320 total. EVGfkingA FTW!

malachi1313
05-28-07, 01:49 PM
Got mine for $650.00 and it replaced A 7800GT. The best card Ive owned because it's lasted 2 generations as best performer:captnkill:

Bokishi
05-28-07, 03:16 PM
I got screwed by the resistor error (ordered the first second it was avialable at Newegg), however my replacement was awesome and it got even more awesome when I got my second 8800 GTX in march.

nekrosoft13
05-28-07, 03:28 PM
i got mine for 60 bucks after trade-in program,

love EVGA

Madpistol
05-28-07, 03:28 PM
Paid $560 for mine the day after christmas @ newegg.com... of course, it didn't arrive until after the first of the year. Go figure. :rolleyes:

fivefeet8
05-28-07, 07:05 PM
Got mines the first week it was released in November. Stepped up to it from my 7900gt 512meg with about 2 days left until the step up would have been null. Paid $300 for it. Had fun with the 7900gt 512 for about 90 days. ;)

daforce
05-28-07, 08:06 PM
Talk about getting screwed. Shheesh 879.00 I paid 706.00 with tax and shipping on release day

Sheesh talk about being blind. Cant you see the dude is in Australia. :D

I bought mine when they first hit Australia and paid alot more than I should have due to extreme shortages, I believe it was around $1000

Saintster
05-28-07, 08:17 PM
Sheesh talk about being blind. Cant you see the dude is in Australia. :D

I bought mine when they first hit Australia and paid alot more than I should have due to extreme shortages, I believe it was around $1000


Oh ...ooopsss:) :) ;)

Single Player
05-28-07, 09:02 PM
i paid $629.99 + $6 shipping on december 6, 2006.

AthlonXP1800
05-28-07, 09:38 PM
I bought Gainward Geforce 8800 GTX on 21 November 2006 from Komplett UK for 435. Today it cost 50 less at 385. :)

nV`andrew
05-28-07, 09:50 PM
Evga let me step up from quad SLI to dual 8800GTX's for $320 total. EVGfkingA FTW!


OT: i lol'd at your avatar

Medion
05-28-07, 11:40 PM
This card is the 9700Pro/9800Pro all over again. If you're NV brand loyal and missed out on that card, but got the 8800GTS/X this time around, you're experiencing what many of us experienced several years ago.

Congratulations :)

Saintster
05-28-07, 11:53 PM
This card is the 9700Pro/9800Pro all over again. If you're NV brand loyal and missed out on that card, but got the 8800GTS/X this time around, you're experiencing what many of us experienced several years ago.

Congratulations :)


Those are the only 2 ati cards I have ever had all others have been nvidia. Those were magnificent cards but since then nvidia has been on top of things i have been waiting for ATI to make a comeback but maybe in the next gen.

nopp0x00
05-29-07, 12:23 AM
I actually had a GX2 before my GTX; In fact, I was about ready to go ATI because of the image quality, but then the GTX came out and the rest is history. :D

I purchased a BFGTech 8800GTX on launch, but unfortunately it was plagued by those resistor issues. I then returned it for an EVGA 8800GTX and have been loving it since.

The image quality, speed is just incredible.

I was looking forward to what ATI was going to offer. It's such a shame that they didn't give Nvidia any competition-with competition we get better prices. Hopefully they get their asses on track with the refresh.

Slammin
05-29-07, 01:05 AM
I guess someone should rain on this parade, but the only thing I remember when these first came out were endless and constant whining threads about how nVidia ripped everyone off with this new DX10 card! :D

Sorry, couldn't resist! :D :D :D


edit: one more smiley :D

miahallen
05-31-07, 09:12 AM
This card is the 9700Pro/9800Pro all over again. If you're NV brand loyal and missed out on that card, but got the 8800GTS/X this time around, you're experiencing what many of us experienced several years ago.

Congratulations :)
Yup, I'm one of them...I actually upgraded from my 9700PRO to the 8800GTX....talk about a life cycle. I never regretted buying the 9700PRO.(nana2)

Like the GTX being the first DX10, the 9700Pro was the first DX9 card on the market. I haven't seen a direct comparison, but I've gone back and forth between tons of articles, and I've come to the conclusion the 9700Pro would probably still be competative with entry level cards of today....like a 7300GT or there abouts. It's amazing how long that card has been able to hold up. I was able to play FEAR and Oblivion with it prior to getting the GTX!

I feel like history is repeating itself :dance: