GeForce 6800 Ultra

By david5182 · 14 replies
Apr 13, 2004
  1. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Here is a thread with info about previews and a bit extra about the 6800Ultra...
  3. Raiders

    Raiders TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Does anyone know what this Beast is gonna cost?
    I looked at all the Hyper-links and found no price tag.

    i cant wait till the 5950Ultra starts dropping into my range.
  4. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    I wouldn't expect a price less than $400 USD most likely it'll be about $500 USD
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Xbitlabs have a huge article over it -> NV40 @ Xbitlabs

    They even try it out with a beta version of HL2 at page 29.
  6. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    It's not a beta, call it what it is, a stolen copy. :) :D

    Let's wait until the Radeon X800 comes out so we can see who's the best :D
  7. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    Please people! Its not HL2! Its a 'Highly Anticipated DirectX 9' game.....we wouldn't want dear Xbit to get in trouble with the FBI now would we? Of course not :D

    Anyway - look at that performance! Weehee!
    Look at the SF Demo - the 6800 is hitting the CPU wall in all 3 resolutions! Man that thing is powerful!

    /wants a 6800....and a new PSU

  8. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    Lol, I am also not sure if it's the HL2 either. I doubt it.

    Second, of course it's killing and slaughtering the Radeons, we're talking about a next-gen card here against a previous gen. Like a person on said, "That's like pitting a bull dog against a poodle."

    We'll see if nVidia surprises all and beats ATI when ATI releases it's new Radeon X800.
  9. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

  10. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Here's a Radeon X800 XT preview at Rage I can't read German, but I can read the graphs, and see the prices.

    If this is true, looks like ATi is going to kick nVidia again. Of course these cards haven't been released yet, so a lot can change. But 14,420 3DMarks might be hard to beat if that's for real.

    Then again, after looking at the X-Bit Labs tests in Steg's post, things don't quite match up do they. And Rage 3D is a ATi fan forum. I guess time will tell.
  11. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    the real question is what the 9800 will cost when the new ati car comes out!?!!
  12. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Thanks olefarte, and interesting read!
    (And boy, has my german gotten worse since I last had to use it!)

    Will be interesting to see how close to the mark it is.
  13. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I'm sure you'll need this card to play Doom III properly.

    (And I am only half kidding....)
  14. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    Godataloss - according to a market analysis i read (xbitlabs i think) the 9800 won't drop in price that much more, even with the intro of RV420 - it has been dropping like a stone for the last few months - honestly, do you really need it any cheaper? :D.


    EDIT - Sorry, it was not xbitlabs at all - it was anandtech (->
    EDIT 2 - The dollar is almost 2 to the pound atm and a 9800 Pro now costs under $220 from many retailers - thats under £120! - less than i payed for my 5700 Ultra less than 5 months ago! That is CHEAP!
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