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Old 03-27-04, 12:29 PM   #18
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Default Re: Woot! 5800U arrives!

There was no pot-shot. He made an effort to discourage any of the banter that is often thrown @ nv30 owners.

There are reasons to be proud of having (or even chasing after) an nv30. There was a time (a little too late in its career, but at least there was a completely noticeable improvement) when R200 went through the same thing, but things were corrected, and (maybe at a later than planned) the card went through a "this card is a great deal for the money, and offers the performance I'm looking for." period...

Well, the nv30 is also going through that period, and will for the next few months to a year (IMO R8500/9100's are STILL great deals for the money, sittin right between GF3ti and Gf4ti4200)...

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It's the fastest 128 bit memory interface equipped card that will ever exist. (unless there's some PCX 5700UberU that ekes past it)

It's the first DDR2 equipped card...

It overclocks quite nicely.

I do believe that ALL nv30's were built with VERY tight mfg tolerances... Can't say the same about other cards.

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New drivers have been very kind to nv30. It's still worth a look, and is now positively competitive with 9700NP/9700P/9800NP/FX5900SE in many more aspects than during it's introductory phase...

Rollo, I hope you enjoy the card. I'm planning on trying one out soon as well. But first, I'm gonna play with the R9700 @ pro speeds and see how I enjoy it...
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