7900GT/GTX, when?

ElementalDragon

The One and Only
#1
has there been any dates, be it estimated or definite, as to when the 7900 series will be released? i hope it's sometime early March, cause i'm hoping to use eVGA's Step-Up program, since once the 7900 series comes out, it'll be pretty hard to find another 7800GT CO. plus, i might even be able to get it for the same price or less..... so it'd be a nice little free upgrade if the 7900GT actually is released for $299.
 

Sazar

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#3
When it's fast enough :cool:

lol.

I think based on ati's current (new-found) availability for their r580's and the lack of 7800gtx 512 availability (it is now EOL) they are going to release when their AIB's have inventory, I would wager.
 

ElementalDragon

The One and Only
#4
REALLY hope it's not end of march. ordered it on December 27th (does the Step-Up program go by when you PURCHASED it, or when you RECIEVED it? i'm guessing the earlier), and it's valid for 90-days
 

Sazar

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#5
It's the price you pay for these programs. They aren't stupid :cool:

Hope it comes out sooner so you can score your product. Good thing Feb was a short month :D
 

ElementalDragon

The One and Only
#6
lol. yeah.... so i probably have until the VERY end of March. also have to pray to god that they add the 7900GT to the Step-Up program (though i don't see why they wouldn't), and hope they actually show it selling for around $299. from what i've seen, they even show my 7800GT CO at around $350-ish, when i paid around a little over $300 for it i think. also have to hope it comes out and that they add it cause..... i didn't send in the $30 rebate either. Step-Up probably wouldn't do too well with a box missing a UPC Code.
 

ElementalDragon

The One and Only
#7
hmm...... supposedly they should be released very soon. YAY!!! now i jus gotta hope i get some nice coin for my 7800GT from eVGA so i don't have to pay too much/anything for the 7900GT and i'll be in semi-free upgrade heaven. lol.
 

Sazar

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#8
It has been released and is in stock. News article on front page.

Performance is essentially the same as the 1900xtx but the xtx is a little cheaper and has more features.

Launch seems to be pretty wide.

The 7900gt, if it is available at $299 is a good buy.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#13
I haven't read any real reviews on the 2 cards, or seen tests done, but from what I have read I'm sticking with the x1900xtx
 
#14
well.... jus put myself in the queue for the eVGA 7900GT CO Superclocked...... should probably only have to pay like...... $50 + Shipping when my turn is up....... pray to freakin god they still let me do the step-up if it goes on longer than my 90-day period.

edit: and...... does the 7900 series have HDCP support? i'm assuming it does since in the details on Newegg it says "Built for Microsoft Windows Vista"
 
#16
yeah..... what can you get from 24 monitors that you can't get from 1 (besides greatly increased eye/neck strain)? don't see the point. it's not like it makes it a virtual-reality-esque game...... just makes one really HUGE..... really STUPID looking monitor.
 

Aprox

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#17
Kinda harsh dont you think? Its still cool.... I mean cmon, dont you think it would be slightly more immersive than a single screen? Not saying its practical or anything, just a cool "look what I did" kind of thing.
 

Steevo

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#18
So basicly the tweaked drivers that Nvidia and ATI will be releasing are going to be the "neck and neck " race for who has higher marks? Despite the fact that both new series of cards lack things that are wanted, almost needed?

Wow, what a suprising letdown.

Nvidia = Good HDR, but hold the AA please.
ATI = Decent all around performance, but hold the multi-monitor (still haven't figured mine out)and HDR.
 

Aprox

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#19
How is it a letdown? If you are refering to the lack of more pixel pipelines in the G71, then I guess its a slight letdown. These new 7900's are just a stepping stone to the real next gen cards. The list of pro's is quite nice....

  • 90nm = cheaper, cooler, higher performing
  • Higher clock speeds
  • Better video decoding support
Lots more can be derived from the 90nm aspect.

I for one think this is great, we are finally getting more performance for less!! Hopefully this trend will continue and top end GPU's wont cost 600$+ anymore.
 

Sazar

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#20
You have issues with the ATi multi-monitor config?

Yes, hydra-vision is a little crap but ultra-mon worked pretty well for me.
 

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