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February 23rd, 2010, 21:09
Looks like I may wait even longer to get a new card if I'm gonna stick w/ Nvidia, i had a bad experience w/ an ATi card that's kept me w/ them. When they finally do drop the new card on us, it's gonna be ridiculously expensive so I'll have to wait even longer.

Building a new gaming pc soon, and contemplating just hanging on to my trusty 8800 GTX - seriously a great card that has helped keep a 5 year old PC playing far longer than it should.
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February 25th, 2010, 21:55
You'll have to wait a bit longer.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100225PD202.html

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February 25th, 2010, 22:17
Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
You'll have to wait a bit longer.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100225PD202.html
This is bad news for all of us. In both the CPU and the GPU markets, when one of the competitors starts to lag, the other one slows innovation down to soak us all. A spirited competition is so much better.
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February 25th, 2010, 22:57
It been a while seeing a PC game (Metro 2033) request for ridiculous hardware requirements:

Optimum System Requirements:

# Core i7 CPU
# NVIDIA DirectX 11 compliant graphics card (GeForce GTX 480 and 470)
# As much RAM as possible (8GB+)
# Fast HDD or SSD

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February 25th, 2010, 23:03
Since the official date is March 26th, it's not a surprise that they won't be available "in mass" until April.
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February 26th, 2010, 00:11
700 bucks! People actually pay that for a video card?

I'd hang myself for self-loathing if i woke up next to a 700 dollar video card taken home the night before. Well, if I paid for it anyway
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February 26th, 2010, 01:37
Its all hearsay, but I heard the yields on Fermi were so low (single digits) that to charge $500 for a GTX would be a loss of several hundred dollars per card. In addition, they have had to do some alarming things with voltage (>280W) to get a decent clock, running the risk of losing PCIe certification. Who knows though, there is lots of misinformation out there.

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February 26th, 2010, 02:26
Hasn't Nvidia had a LOT of quality issues with their latest GPUs? I have to admit my last Nvidia was a lemon that had to be sent back to the factory.
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February 26th, 2010, 04:32
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Hasn't Nvidia had a LOT of quality issues with their latest GPUs?
I haven't heard anything that would indicate that. Of course I'm still using an 8800 GTS 512, but it runs 95% of my games with maxed out options.

I definitely plan on sticking with nVidia, but I won't buy a Fermi based card until they've worked out the kinks.
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February 26th, 2010, 06:02
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Hasn't Nvidia had a LOT of quality issues with their latest GPUs? I have to admit my last Nvidia was a lemon that had to be sent back to the factory.
Thrasher, did it happen to be a 9600?
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February 26th, 2010, 12:02
Originally Posted by xSamhainx View Post
700 bucks! People actually pay that for a video card?

I'd hang myself for self-loathing if i woke up next to a 700 dollar video card taken home the night before. Well, if I paid for it anyway
I have payed around 6000-7000€ total for my current gaming systems audio and video included. Included is the most expensive graphics card I ever bought. Granted with current development of hardware needs in latest games Im not going to buy a new one for quite somtime.

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February 26th, 2010, 14:24
I still have some ati love remmembering how great my radeon 9800 XT was… thought NVIDIA took back the lead some years ago.. now ATI appears to be on top again…
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February 26th, 2010, 21:39
Originally Posted by xSamhainx View Post
Thrasher, did it happen to be a 9600?
It was a mobile GPU, can't remember the model number exactly, it was either the Quadro FX 3800M, or Quadro FX 3700M.

But I had heard that they were having more general problems; don't know much more than that. Sorry for the nebulosity.
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February 26th, 2010, 22:05
Nvidia had several issues with their mobile parts a while back. Lots of recalls and costumer complaints. Haven't heard of any major problems with their recent desktop parts.

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