Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 7, 8, And 9 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-12-04, 07:59 PM   #37
CWB
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 144
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clay
I can appreciate your frustration regarding availability. However, many people are finding GTs and Ultras to be more and more available. The memory shortage had a lot to do with this I'm sure and this is not a problem reserved to NVIDIA (see ATI's X800XT PE for example). In other words, there is no singular cause or source of blame. Knowing this, I'm glad to see NVIDIA not dragging their feet but rather pressing on with newer tech. Keep in mind also that NVIDIA does not make the cards themselves of course, so to say that they should "concentrate on making the cards" isn't really accurate.
If you look again, you'll see that I didn't say they should "make" more cards (I know they don't manufacture them), but that they should concentrate on making the cards already "released" available to consumers.

And don't get me wrong, I wasn't bashing Nvidia. I didn't mind when the 5800s were hard to get because I didn't plan to buy one; but I WANT one of these cards! And while I've seen a couple Ultras here or there, the prices are always jacked up because they're so scarce...and MSRP is already high enough for my wallet, since my wife just can't understand how a single video card is worth over $500 (or even just $500 for that matter ). You hit the nail on the head; its just frustration because I can't wait to play with my new 6800 Ultra.

And again, I realize the ATI parts are hard to get too, but since I'm not going to buy one, who cares?
CWB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-04, 10:06 PM   #38
renegade77
Jesus Boy
 
renegade77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 130
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

so will lit cost more to have those card runing in sli mode and will that require pci exprees to function.
__________________
<>< Wit out Jesus I'm nothin ><>

Athlon 64 4000+ @ 2.4 ghz Geforece 7800GS
Asus A8N5NX
Geil 512x2 pc3200

Win Xp Home ed
renegade77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-04, 10:10 PM   #39
shabby
Forcefed GXP
 
shabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,138
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

For comparisons sake the [h] preview says the 6600gt gets 42fps on doom3 with 4xAA/8xAF, while the 5950 gets 32fps and the 9800xt gets 27fps. Also the x800pro gets 42fps at that same setting lol.
Looks like a winner to me
shabby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-04, 10:30 PM   #40
PoorGuy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 119
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

With the release of the 6600 and 6600GT, it renders all ATi mid-range offerings invalid in terms of pricing and performance. nVidia releases a new generation video card while ATi uses a Radeon 9600 PRO and slides in a PCI express slot onto it.

PoorGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-04, 11:19 PM   #41
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,993
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWB
If you look again, you'll see that I didn't say they should "make" more cards (I know they don't manufacture them), but that they should concentrate on making the cards already "released" available to consumers.

And don't get me wrong, I wasn't bashing Nvidia. I didn't mind when the 5800s were hard to get because I didn't plan to buy one; but I WANT one of these cards! And while I've seen a couple Ultras here or there, the prices are always jacked up because they're so scarce...and MSRP is already high enough for my wallet, since my wife just can't understand how a single video card is worth over $500 (or even just $500 for that matter ). You hit the nail on the head; its just frustration because I can't wait to play with my new 6800 Ultra.

And again, I realize the ATI parts are hard to get too, but since I'm not going to buy one, who cares?
Ah ok, I'm with you now. It's really a double-edged sword isn't it? I mean we all love to know about the latest tech as soon as possible. At the same time, we want that latest tech yesterday and for a decent price.

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if NVIDIA did something like say, for their next generation cards...to make no official announcements months in advance (sure, there would be leaks and that would whet our appetite)...for them to absolutely zipped about it and then...WHAMMO! Thy have stockpiles of cards ready to go...no waiting, no shortages, decent prices, etc, etc. The business is too complex for that now I suppose though.
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-04, 06:44 AM   #42
SpeedDemon
Registered User
 
SpeedDemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Posts: 58
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

I'm just really looking forward to seeing how two of the 256MB 6600GT's are going to stack up against the 6800GT and Ultra. I'm also incredibly curious to see what kind of performance numbers we are going to see with the NV45 in PCI-e running SLI. That is probably going to be what I'll save up for; I'm sure it'll probably be called a 6900, and it'll probably run at like 400-500MHz with 1200-1400MHz DDR3 Memory, 256-bit, and 16pp's (with a 512MB option) . Don't you just love technology!!
SpeedDemon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-04, 09:48 AM   #43
harl
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 248
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

who will made the chip?
TSMC, IBM?

harl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-04, 09:53 AM   #44
mikechai
Aegophile
 
mikechai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 700
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

GeForce 6600 series (NV43) - TSMC 110nm

Btw, why the retard smilie?
__________________
P4 1.6A @ 2382 MHz | 149x16@1.625V | Asus P4S533 |
256MBx2 Samsung PC2700 | MSI GF2gts 32MB DDR
mikechai is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 08-13-04, 09:54 AM   #45
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,993
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

Quote:
Originally Posted by harl
who will made the chip?
TSMC, IBM?

TSMC's 0.11 micron
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-04, 09:55 AM   #46
Clay
Registered User
 
Clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,993
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikechai
GeForce 6600 series (NV43) - TSMC 110nm

Btw, why the retard smilie?
Heh you beat me! I was wondering why the retard smilie too...99% of the time when people use that I'm at a loss as to why anyway though.
Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-04, 10:01 AM   #47
Nitz Walsh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 622
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

Very nice, perhaps even better than I expected - SLI in a sub $200 part was surprising. I'm sure other vendors will be offering 256 meg versions eventually. Of course, the cost of these SLI motherboards is the burning question.

A real kick in the pants to ATI - Nvidia's part at half the price will perform the same as ATI's high-end part in one of the most popular games released for the PC in years. Sure, D3 is probably a best-case scenario, but with the high clocks and further driver tuning, I'd expect the 6600GT to be within the 9800XT's ballpark even in older games.



PC mainstream graphics has finally taken a large advance. End users no longer have to rely on suppliers dumping inventory of high-end cards to get good performance in modern games at the $200 barrier - 9800 Pro's at $199 may be easy to find for many US customers, but in other parts of the world its another story.
Nitz Walsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-04, 01:48 AM   #48
Drunken_Master
Registered User
 
Drunken_Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 26
Default Re: 6600 and 6600GT Preview

Quote:
Originally Posted by msxyz
...
Absolute lack of info on the AGP part: seriously, how many PCIe boards do they think the market can absorb? Right now, the only PCIe platform available is based on the i9xx chipset and it's still showing teething problems. It is safe to assume that they won't appear in numbers before 2005. Besides, how many people are going to purchase the latest and hottest piece of technology to use a midrange card ?
After some analysis, I believe NV will come out with the NForce 4 motherboards with 2 PCI Express slots around this time. It will be advantageous for them to have a midrange card ready for it when that happens. There's no other logical explanation for NV to come up with the PCI Express part first. NForce 4 mobos and two GF6600 GTs in SLI looks like a very good combination to launch a product...

The i9xx chipset as you said has been having teething problems so far and I don't see any sales figures indicating broad acceptance in the market.

Of course, this is only speculation...
__________________
My gaming rig
AthlonXP 1900+ Palomino| Asus A7S333| 2x512MB Kingstong DDR333 memory| MSI FX 5700 128 MB| Viewsonice E70f 17" monitor| Maxtor 160GB 8MB cache| Logitech MX Duo| Creative SB Audigy| Logitech Z-540 speakers
Drunken_Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.