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It appears that there have been recent ATI price changes that have really shifted the look of the guide in October. The only Nvidia cards that made the list this month were the 8800 GTS 640mb and the 8800 GTX.

The GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB finally has some strong competition - so strong, in fact, that it beats it in the price segment.


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Yeah noticed that myself. Read the review and was quite surprised. Took the complete opposite turn in month. Be warned however, the 2900pro is a very limited product, I don't recommend suggesting it unless you can find a site with it in stock. I'm trying to get my hands on one myself, it's proving to be difficult.
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Looks like people from the states can get them from newegg right now: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102706.
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I could be wrong, but the site I buy from has talked to a number of manufacturers who say that these are going to be a limited product. The 2900GT and 2950 series is supposedly to launch later this year. Basically these are just a few of the lower binned 2900XT GPU's that didn't make the cut, or this is what it sounds like anyways.
I don't expect these to last long, many review sites suggest the same. All I suggest is, if you want one buy it, don't hesitate because they could very well be gone (happened to me). Hopefully they stay for a while, because with this card available, there is no reason to suggest a GTS. Once it's fully overclocked it beings to match with the GTX, only failing to the GTS in a few games. Though ATI's AA is still a little weak on this card when comparing to it's counterpart, Nvidia.
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Edited by james_8970, 01 October 2007 - 03:40 PM.

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For everyone thinking about the purchase of a PCIe video card, I strongly recommend you wait till mid November. ATI and Nvidia plan on releasing new hardware, the first to be the 8800GT on the 29th of October, with ATI to launch mid November. Companies are ramping up for the holiday season (cannot believe it's almost here!), causing the release of new hardware.
It's your call, just thought I'd post this here to give you a heads up, we all hate watching our products devalue the day after a big purchase.
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Edited by james_8970, 22 October 2007 - 04:04 PM.

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What about ATI Radeon HD 2400?
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Only time will tell, it's mainly a refresh of mid range cards, were as the HD2400 is lower end, so I suspect there will be minimal change in price, but this is only based on assumptions and the price could very well fall or stay the same for this card. Only time will tell :)
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November 2007 update
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I have NVIDIA GeForce 8700 Go GS in SLI in my notebook. Where would you place it compare to other GPU?
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Slightly better then the 8600/7600 series on a desktop.
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Edited by james_8970, 07 November 2007 - 04:05 PM.

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December 2007 update

Edited by james_8970, 05 December 2007 - 04:14 PM.

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January 2008

Edited by james_8970, 04 February 2008 - 09:52 AM.

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Febuary 2008 update

Edited by james_8970, 04 February 2008 - 09:53 AM.

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I just got around to reading this months update and the thing is full of errors. Under the best for $170 the 3870 256mb is listed and under the best for $160 the 3870 512mb is shown. This is a section from the 8800GTS description:

While the X1950 PRO has better raw specifications than the X1950 PRO (especially its 256 bit memory interface), the 8600 GTS has strong shaders that can perform very well in certain titles.



This month's edition was poorly put together...
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