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    HEXUS.reviews :: XFX GeForce 8800 GTX Graphics Card

    On the one hand, the XFX is a reference design so doesn’t offer any greater excitement than other cards based on the same Nvidia technology. But there’s no denying the power of G80, particularly in its top GeForce 8800 GTX incarnation. This is the fastest consumer graphics hardware yet produced, with the highest visual quality to go with it.
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=7184

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    I wonder how long it will be before the 7600GT equivalent appears? If it has the same potential it will be very tasty, but I fear that it will cost a little more than we are used to.

    Wonder how these DX10 cards will perform with Vista - guess we will have to wait until January to find out...

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    good card. High performance with a high price. I wonder how the r600 does, and what cpu i need to feed these monster?!

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    The G80 refresh and R600 should be a good battle, I've heard rumours of a 7950gx2-esque card for the 8 series. It's definitely been confirmed that another derivative of the G80 will be out around march.

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    According the The Register a beta driver nVidia sent them contained references to SIX different types in the G80 series.

    Intruiging...

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    Hi I'm gonna upgrade next year for Vista and I was thinking of buying this card and a dual core Atlhon 64 but I wanted to know if this card can use DX9 even though it is design for 10 because I don't want to sell my graphics card and not be able to play a game till Vista.

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    unrealhacker12,

    NVIDIA would be shooting itself in the foot if it didn't cater for the entire market.

    GeForce 8800 is designed for the DX10 API, yes, but it's faster at working through DX9 than anything else out there.

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    It will be very interesting to see if they can produce cheap cards that fly through dx9 as well. With 8800 it seems to be a numbers game, with the sheer shader power producing results - will they be able to scale that back to a profitable margin for mid-low end cards yet still maintain the performance?

    ps tarinder, did you ever get my email?

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    To echo what Tarinder wrote, they would do themselves no favours if this tech wasn't cascaded down to more 'mainstream' offerings. After all, that's where the largest market is...

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