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Gibbo is getting an R600!!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, 3 Apr 2007.

  1. Darkwave

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  2. jaykay

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    which card would u think will be better the hd 2600xt or the 8600gts?
     
  3. nicolasb

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    Well, no, the idea was that, if the standard were taken up, there would no longer be any such thing as an "SLI motherboard" or a "Crossfire motherboard" at all. Instead all graphics cards that supported multi-GPU operation under any circumstances would be capable of operating in multi-GPU mode on all motherboards that sported more than one x16 PCIe slot.

    However, that's all purely theoretical and in the future....
     
  4. Perfect_Chaos

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    same here, im most interested in the XTX.
     
  5. megatron

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  6. neo202020

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  7. megatron

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  8. neo202020

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    Not sure if you followed this whole thread but Gibbo was suggesting it's better than a GTX at GTS prices so given that this is a huge disappointment, to put it mildly.
     
  9. Dutch Guy

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    I thought the performance was much the same as a GTX but that it offered better drivers and is possibly cheaper.
     
  10. Gibbo

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    Hi there

    My testing was limited, I had only a few games to try but I was impressed. However proper reviews will be able to show a true to how good or bad the card is. At the moment people should not be taking too much notice of whats currently on the internet, wait for some proper reviews and then decide. :)
     
  11. WJA96

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    Isn't it just price-competitive? All these stories are spoilers to stop users buying 8800GTS's and/or 8600GT's. I'm glad I bought my graphics cards early on as I've had good use from them, I've lost a small fortune in depreciation, but I've had good use of them.
     
  12. BookWorm

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    Deleted as its on another thread about it
     
    Last edited: 26 Apr 2007
  13. neo202020

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    Well, you'd have to ask why Gibbo, someone who is interested in selling cards, would spread rumours like that then :D

    I am waiting for the R600 to come out to give the 8800s some competition before I upgrade. I've got most of the little bits (PSU, HDD, case, CPU fan) but waiting for drops on the bigger parts (CPUs just dropped, RAM is plummeting)...
     
  14. pegasus1

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    I run 1600x1200 and GTL and GTR2 look very nice with 16AA and 16AF. You will love them at your res on your new card.
     
  15. Bobmunkhouse

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    Does anyone Know when the NDA ends or when we might see this card to buy? Also if it come with one of them valve coupons with free games that will save me money?
     
  16. Tute

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    May 14th has been floated around a bit.
     
  17. pegasus1

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    07 or 08
     
  18. neo202020

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    2012!
     
  19. cavemanoc

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    Edit: oops