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Geforce 6800 Cards go down in price.

Discussion in 'Other Stuff' started by OO7MIKE, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Months after their release and just days before the 6600gt comes up for sale, The 6800 video cards finally come down in price from the harsh Estimated retail prices. It is estimated that there will be two more major price decreases before christmas.



    $264 PNY GeFORCE 6800 128MB RETAIL

    $378 PNY GeFORCE 6800GT 256MB DDR3 RETAIL


    By christmas the 6800 and the GT's prices should go down to $240 and $350.
    But then again, for a $10-30 premium..you could enjoy the card now. :)
     
  2. GoldenMouse

    GoldenMouse Mad Hatter

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    How long do you suppose until 64-bit and PCIe becomes mainstream, at least to the point where they both have a significant presence in the market?
     
  3. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    6 months or so.

    Mike, those prices arn`t that much lower then what I paid weeks ago.
     
  4. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    But they are lower in price...and thats the point. The 6800 was at 299 and the GT was at 399 for a long time. I would consider this news.

    64bit windows will go mainstream when Longhorn comes out in 2006. 64bit XP can be downloaded today, however it isnt as fast as regular XP...and not really worth the install.
    PCI express will be in most high end systems with in 6 months time. Mainstreaming it will take about a year. AGP will still be in the mix for about a year.... then it will just fade away like pci video cards, but certainly not dissapear.
     
  5. GoldenMouse

    GoldenMouse Mad Hatter

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    I ask because I want both in my next system. I'm not buying anytime soon (probably a year or so), but I do want to start figuring out things, like when would be a good time, what the advantages are, etc.
     
  6. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Looks like the price dip was only for a few days. Prices seemed to have gone up a few bucks. No worries, I will soon return.
     
  7. Twrecks

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

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    I've seen estimated prices for the PCI-express versions of the 6800 for a buck fifty, only 128 of RAM but will have SLI so you can stack another card for additional performance. When these come out I'm sure AGP card will take a dive. Or not, they can still soak a large population with legacy mobos for several years to come.
     
  8. GoldenMouse

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    Of course, to take advantage of SLI, you'd need two high-end PCIe slots, and most boards that have PCIe right now seem content to have 1 16x and a few 1x slots.
     
  9. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    hmm...I thought one card was in the AGP slot and the second used a PCI slot linked with the SLI adapter on top, but they both used the PCI-express pipeline in the MB chipset?
     
  10. GoldenMouse

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    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    PCI Express is a totally new slot. You get to buy 2 More Geforce 6800 cards....and get a pci bridge when ever that comes out.
     
  12. jhon_cena

    jhon_cena Dave_Chappelle

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    WHATS A GEOFORCE YO???



    ~~~~~~U CANT SEE ME!!!
     

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  13. Twrecks

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

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    Not to be confused with PCI-X, which is MAC 64bit stuff.
     
  14. Lise

    Lise Being a girl makes you kick more arse.

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    ...

    Is this guy a joke, or?...
     
  15. GoldenMouse

    GoldenMouse Mad Hatter

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    Another alias troll, perhaps?
     
  16. Dying_corpse

    Dying_corpse New Member

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    lets say compared to my GF3ti200... how many times better are the 6800 and the GT?
     
  17. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    On a good a64 platform I was able to get a Ti200 to 1,677 on the Futuremark 03 bench.
    On the same machine with a 6800 GT it scores over 13,000 almost every run.
     
  18. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    just one?
     
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    so i guess its safe to say that its an investment worth while for me?
     
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    GEOFORCE YO is a measure of the force required for you to be propelled from this planet AND INTO THE SUN~ LOLZ! :)
     

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