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What new graphics cards are coming out this year?


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Hello all,

I would like to know what other cards are coming out this year? Isn't Nvidia supposed to be coming out with the 256MB 8800GT? and a revamped 8800 gts? And what price? I was looking at the ATI 3850. Will DX 10.1 give me a boost over DX10 when SP1 comes out for Vista? I am making do with the crummy intergrated graphics in my sys for now.

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I was reading around the internet and read that the 8800GT 256MB is out.
Check these links:
XFX PVT88PUDF4 GeForce 8800GT 256mb $209.99
XFX PVT88PUDD4 GeForce 8800GT 256mb $229.99

Difference between the two?
The $229.99 has a core clock of 650MHz, memory clock of 1600MHz compared to the $209.99 having a core clock of 600Mhz and memory clock of 1400MHz

Anyone living in Canada, NCIX has the EVGA version for $239.99 but ETA is Dec. 10/2007 with VERY Limited Quantity.

As for the revamped 8800GTS, its called 8800GTS 512MB, as per James and almost everyone on the internet, its coming out on Dec. 11/2007 and price is rumored to be around $299-$349. I read somewhere that a few retailer shops are selling it for around $399-$560 and taking pre-orders. I could only confirm one Canadian shop selling it at $419.00 and taking pre-orders. I don't know how trustworthy this shop is though.

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Edited by kamille316, 06 December 2007 - 05:03 PM.

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ATI also has the HD 3870 and HD 3850. Along with the 8800GT they're probably the best choice for a mainstream card that will perform well with the new DirectX 10 games.
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Does anyone think DX 10.1 will give boost in the future? Or is there no way of knowing until SP1 for Vista and DX 10.1 games come out? I am thinking about getting the ATI 3850. Is ATI as good as Nvidia when it comes to stability?
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I understand 10.1 is pretty much just a maintenance update, and won't show much if any improvement. While some early DX10 games have been dissapointing, I think it's only a matter of time until developers learn how to leverage it, and video cards will of course continue to improve. DX9 was underwhelming at it's launch too.
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SOooooooooooo should i spring for a 3850 or a 8800 gt 256?
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Historically nVidia has had a better track record with driver releases and timely updates. If it were me, I would buy the nVidia card.
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I would too but the Nvidia 8800 gt 256 is more expensive and if you can find it will be at an inflated price.
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Also Most Nvidia partners (EVGA, XFX and BFG) offers a Lifetime warranty compared to ATI partners that only offers one year of warranty.
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I would too but the Nvidia 8800 gt 256 is more expensive and if you can find it will be at an inflated price.

If price is your main concern, then you should probably buy the ATI card. However, you do get what you pay for. If you are a serious gamer and want the most for what you pay, get the nVidia.
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Firing squad said

Edited by Krusha, 12 December 2007 - 11:33 AM.

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