nVidia.. hardcore gamer love!

Discussion in 'Watercooler' started by iUser, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. iUser

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    So I just got my first free issue of Computer Shopper and it is the Reader's Choice Awards issue. I was flipping through the magazine and came across the hardware reviews (the actual CS reviews, not the reader reviews) and saw something absolutely insane..

    The nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX.

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    Stream Processors: 128
    Core Clock (MHz): 575
    Shader Clock (MHz): 1350
    Memory Clock (MHz): 900
    Memory Amount: 768MB
    Memory Interface: 384-bit
    Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 86.4
    Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec): 36.8
    DirectX 10 Ready

    This is a single video card, not dual STI... sure, it will set you back around $600 to $800, but for some that is worth getting the upper hand on their opponents. Oh, I forgot to mention something. Aside from the initial price you spend for the unit itself, get ready to upgrade your power supply to run this thing. They recommend a 450W or greater power supply with a 12-volt rating of 30 amps (you're almost certain to need a new power supply if you run 2 of these bad boys).

    src: http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_8800.html
     
  2. Alex

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    Yes, specs are pretty impressive! A step closer to the virtual reality.
     
  3. iUser

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    A guy on a tech forum I know has 2 of these in his gaming PC... talk about overkill. Oh, and his 8GB of RAM is also pretty nuts.
     
  4. iUser

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    Hate PC gaming, I prefer consoles.
     
  6. iUser

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    Okay. :rolleyes:
     
  7. apple

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    That was a pretty useless post.

    If I'm not mistaken though, Vista can't play most XP games. Great eh?
     
  8. iUser

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    Have you even looked at the forums? There are posts from you in EVERY SINGLE THREAD, even the ones that are from when this forum started a few months ago. Post count is cool and all, but you are just being retarded at this point. You don't need to comment your $0.02 on news that is 2+ months old, and you don't need to say "ZOMG WORTHLESS POST" just to get your post count up.
     
  9. apple

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    Who says I was doing that, it takes one to know one iUser.