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YARDofSTUF
04-17-07, 04:16 PM
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2970&p=1

And is aint that great, other than allowing people to get DX10 features for a decnet price.

GTS is decent, I was surprised the HardOCP review didnt compare the 8600s to the 8800GTS though.

Shagster
04-19-07, 09:55 AM
Hopefully some coupons come out for it.

$200...8600
$240...8800 (and 33% faster)

Then again the 7000 and x1x00 series were that way, tell people to save an extra $20 and get a shitload more performance.

Sava700
04-19-07, 10:17 AM
Hopefully some coupons come out for it.

$200...8600
$240...8800 (and 33% faster)

Then again the 7000 and x1x00 series were that way, tell people to save an extra $20 and get a shitload more performance.

those prices are pretty good and inline with the GTS and GTX 8800's.. you might see them come down a few bucks here and there but not for another few months.

YARDofSTUF
04-19-07, 12:54 PM
Where can you get the 8800GTS for 240?

Shagster
04-19-07, 01:07 PM
249.99 after rebate right now at newegg.

Yesterday buy.com had it for 214.99 after rebates.

YARDofSTUF
04-19-07, 01:18 PM
I dont see one for 249 after rebate on newegg

Shagster
04-19-07, 01:28 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133193

YARDofSTUF
04-19-07, 02:16 PM
Oh, PNY doesnt count. Never buy a PNY card.

Shagster
04-19-07, 04:27 PM
They're all reference cards aren't they?

YARDofSTUF
04-19-07, 04:43 PM
They're all reference cards aren't they?

Is PNY using its own RAM in their cards?

Shagster
04-19-07, 04:53 PM
PNY doesn't make memory chips. They buy others and make it suck ass. heh.

Sava700
04-19-07, 09:46 PM
PNY is awful... worse card I ever got was from them.. BFG for me only! :thumb:

Addict
04-20-07, 08:16 AM
At least you can get DX10 with them. That's about the only good thing I can think of.

PNY is usually a crippled card from the start. Meaning if you have any thoughts of OC'ing the card or are expecting more than average performance, look at another brand.... XFX & BFG are good cards.

Brk
04-20-07, 10:16 AM
Yes, the 8800 GTS is only a few dollars more, but people like me didn't have the extra cash and I couldn't stand another day with my 7300 LE. I got the XFX overclocked version for around $200 and I can play World of Warcraft at 1680x1050 with all the settings maxed.