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Flavius 01-06-06 12:50 PM

Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
Does anyone think a 7800 GS AGP is coming out with the next 2 or 3 months? Or should I just buy a BFG 6800 GT AGP? I just want to play Q4 @ 1024xHQx2XAA on my P4 3.0C without huge shadow-induced frame rate dips ala my X800 XT.

K-1 01-06-06 01:21 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
i'd wait for the 7800GS, it's prolly gonna be pretty nicely priced, considering that you can get a 7800GT for under $300 already. extra features and better performance over the 6800 will make it worth the wait!

Flavius 01-06-06 01:23 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
But there is a chance it will never come out on AGP, right?

911medic 01-06-06 01:36 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
I wouldn't count on it. I have a feeling the 6800GS may be one of the last AGP cards released by nVidia. I suppose it's possible, tho; I haven't seen any statements either way.

K-1 01-06-06 01:39 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flavius
But there is a chance it will never come out on AGP, right?

ah, sorry, missed that in your first post. i agree with 911medic, i doubt it'd come out in AGP, but there's still a chance of it.

Flavius 01-06-06 10:06 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
Well I went ahead and bought a BFG 6800 GT OC AGP from BestBuy tonight. Went to the only BB in the northeast that still had one! Got it for $302 after coupons and gift card. Now I'm just praying it will be faster in Q4 than my X800XT that I had to put in my girlfriend's computer. Will miss Truform, but HDR and Pixel Shader 3.0 should make up for that, I hope.

anticitizenzero 01-06-06 11:52 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
Just out of curiosity, if they did make a 7800 AGP card, would the speed of AGP still offer a gain over a 6800 AGP or have they hit a limit on AGP bandwith?

bkswaney 01-07-06 01:35 AM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by anticitizenzero
Just out of curiosity, if they did make a 7800 AGP card, would the speed of AGP still offer a gain over a 6800 AGP or have they hit a limit on AGP bandwith?


The limit was never used up on AGP boards.

IF they make a 7800 GS AGP I'm sure it will be a fast card.
But that's a BIG if. I would just grab a 6800.

Spyke 01-07-06 08:30 AM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
AGP 8x is 2GB/s, so pretty much the same bandwidth as PCI-Express with 8 lanes, the only exception is that PCI-Express can do it in both directions, but that isnt a big deal with graphics as most data is always sent up to the card rather then from the card. Most people's SLI setups run on 8 lanes per card, pretty much AGP 8x bandwidth per card. 2GB/s each.
New motherboards from ASUS and the like can do the full 16 lanes (4GB/s) per card now, but the benchmarks show nothing for any real performance gain.

ricercar 01-07-06 03:36 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bkswaney
The limit was never used up on AGP boards.

My friends who write NVIDIA's demos at NVIDIA disagree. They claim the G70 (7800) is bandwidth-limited on AGP 8x and that this is the reason NVIDIA has no plans to make a G70 AGP reference design.

FWIW This means the OEM would have to come up with an AGP reference design "out of pocket," and this is not likely to occur.

YMMV.

911medic 01-09-06 10:43 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flavius
Does anyone think a 7800 GS AGP is coming out with the next 2 or 3 months?

Well, I guess here's your answer.

superklye 01-09-06 10:51 PM

Re: Should I buy 6800 GT AGP or wait for 7800 GS AGP?
 
I thought I read somewhere on this board that the 7800 GS was just a card sent to review partners or something and was never intended to get into public hands.


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