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OC-Master
02-28-03, 09:30 PM
Both the 5800 and 5800 Ultra are on the shelves at Futureshop. The price on the 5800 is $479 and the price on the 5800 Ultra is $649.

Just thought to let everyone know. BTW, the website still hasnt updated its graphics card lists.


OC-Master

baqai
02-28-03, 09:33 PM
OMG $479 :eek: atleast in a few days we will get the real benchies

OC-Master
02-28-03, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by baqai
OMG $479 :eek: atleast in a few days we will get the real benchies

Same price as the Radeon 9700 non pro. I think I'd rather have the FX over the non pro 9700.


OC-Master

OC-Master
02-28-03, 09:35 PM
And what the heck is going on,, why arnt there tons of geforefx cards being reviewed????

At least why not some BFGs being reviewed.


OC-Master

Supertrucker
02-28-03, 09:40 PM
where do you see a radeon 9700 non pro for 479? thats about 220$ too high... you could get an all in wonder9700 for less than that

OC-Master
02-28-03, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Supertrucker
where do you see a radeon 9700 non pro for 479? thats about 220$ too high... you could get an all in wonder9700 for less than that

LOL yeah right

maybe used with US currency hehe

If you can give me a link for $249 canadian, then I'd have that card tomorrow.


OC-Master

Supertrucker
02-28-03, 09:43 PM
ahhh, that explains a great deal then.. so that would make the fx ultra about 325 u.s.? is it about 2/1 or like 3/2?

baqai
02-28-03, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by OC-Master
Both the 5800 and 5800 Ultra are on the shelves at Futureshop. The price on the 5800 is $479 and the price on the 5800 Ultra is $649.
OC-Master

OC that's USD you are talking about or Canadian?

Overclocker550
02-28-03, 09:48 PM
ouch! $650 for the ultra! I predicted $599 but was wrong! I thought the ultra was canned too

Penguin4x4
02-28-03, 09:49 PM
650 CAN is roughly 435 USD, :)

Jeff7477
02-28-03, 09:49 PM
Thats canadian prices. The ultra is canned. they aren't making any more of the chips. only selling as many as they made

CrystalMethod
02-28-03, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by baqai


OC that's USD you are talking about or Canadian?

Canadian. Don't think the US has "Future Shop". It's tempting to buy one at that price. That's about $65 less than what I can get an OEM (saphire) Radeon 9700 Pro for.

baqai
02-28-03, 09:56 PM
I'll wait for some solid benchies before rushing to some shop and throwing my money

OC-Master
02-28-03, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by baqai
I'll wait for some solid benchies before rushing to some shop and throwing my money

Same here man,

I just wanted to say that I saw some FX cards on the shelf!! Thats a good sign thou right.



OC-Master

baqai
02-28-03, 10:17 PM
GF3 ti500 "might" be a very fast card but when you "invest" money i don't know about you, but when i spend money i am spending for atleast coming 1-2 years so i want a product which will last me for that time period and with all due respect OC550 i don't see gf3 ti500 lasting for next 2 years with advancements in technology my best bet at the moment would be 9500 pro :)

GF F/X have got some serious negative publicity which is very bad but like i said until and unless some solid benchies from people (like you me or others on this forum) are posted i won't make any decissions

Hey maybe Jhonny can add this new PIMP card in his PIMP rig and we can see some benchies .. c'mon Jhonny lol :D

Stumpjumper5200
02-28-03, 10:51 PM
It's about time nVidia got around to releasing that card :D But they've taken way too long, it makes too much noise, too much heat, and isn't blowing everybody else out of the water.....

I'll pass. Hopefully their next new card will be a real head-turner. It also wouldn't hurt to actually release it on time either. :D

cack01
02-28-03, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by OC-Master


I just wanted to say that I saw some FX cards on the shelf!! Thats a good sign thou right.

OC-Master

Did you get to touch them!?!? Have you washed your hands yet??:D

Can't wait for some benchies especially with the newer drivers.

OC-Master
02-28-03, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by cack01


Did you get to touch them!?!? Have you washed your hands yet??:D

Can't wait for some benchies especially with the newer drivers.

Of course,

I got a good look at the box. Pretty darn cool card. Has soo many features over the GeForce4. DirectX 9 is a plus IMHO.


OC-Master

baqai
02-28-03, 11:38 PM
OC there is a reason they invented digi cam's go get some pics and post for us :D

OC-Master
02-28-03, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by baqai
OC there is a reason they invented digi cam's go get some pics and post for us :D

LOL,

too bad I dont own one nore have cash for that. I gotta pay for my car insurrance and Pay off my car audio system before I can go out and invest in a digi cam.

Good Idea thou LOL


OC-Master

Starfoxer
02-28-03, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Lazlo Panaflex
Can u seriously not go one post without talking about your gfti500?

really :rolleyes:

PhobMX
03-01-03, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by Overclocker550
ouch! well who cares, get the ti500, thats one bad*** card!!!!!! very fast too!

yes it is, but my r8500 owns that anyday and im not even satisfied with my performance, gf3ti500 is not as badass as you would think, no way you will play doom3 even at 800x600 half assed detail. Not to mention i have a faster cpu and ram...
I was going to get an lcd but i dont see the point on a high end monitor if my card cant render at 60fps the most recent games at its native 1280x1024 resolution.

I dare to say that anything below gf4 4200 isnt worth a "long term investment" now, well, maybe only starfoxers 8500 hehe...

Overclocker550
03-01-03, 12:50 AM
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baqai
03-01-03, 01:33 AM
are there any other people with gf3 ti500 which have managed to cross or reach 13k barrier ? (with faster cpu's if i must add)

Vengeance
03-01-03, 03:03 AM
Why in canada first? I looked on Compusa website they still say April 1st. on one and March 9th on the other.

1st is a
Verto GeForce FX Graphics Card, AGP, 128MB DDR-2
CompUSA Price: $399.99
Expected Ship Date: Sunday, March 09, 2003


2nd is a
Verto GeForce FX 5800 Video Card, AGP, 128MB DDR
CompUSA Price: $329.99
Expected Ship Date: Tuesday, April 01, 2003

And then I went to BestBuys website and I cant find anything about any FX cards. They did have the 5800 non ultra listed before, But I cant even find it now :rolleyes:

PhobMX
03-01-03, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by Overclocker550
I MADE MYSELF PRETTY DAMN CLEAR. NO ATI vs NVIDIA THREADS. NO SUCH DISCUSSION.

FOR THE SAME REASONS AS YOU CAN'T ACCESS THE DEBATES SECTION.

YOU'RE WASTING OUR TIME WITH THIS CRAP

i wanted to state that gf3/r8500 dont belong to "very fast" term atm, if you supposedly have more knowledge, you would recommend and heck even get a r8500 over gf3 ti500

funnyperson1
03-01-03, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by baqai
are there any other people with gf3 ti500 which have managed to cross or reach 13k barrier ? (with faster cpu's if i must add)

looking at the orb, there are 3 people with Ti500s who have crossed the 13k barrier, 2 of these people have P4s over 3ghz and 1 has a 2.5ghz tbred...1 ti500 is clocked at 300/660 and another at 281/622, and the other doesnt say, but lets put it this way...oc550 has little chance of reaching 13k...

Darkseid
03-01-03, 11:17 AM
isn't this thread about gffx??

why is out first in canada??

DaddyB
03-01-03, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by OC-Master



Originally posted by baqai
OMG $479 atleast in a few days we will get the real benchies



Same price as the Radeon 9700 non pro. I think I'd rather have the FX over the non pro 9700.


OC-Master

Like I said to you in another thread a while back you can't buy from futureshop...that's like throwing $200 out the window. You can get a (sapphire) 9700 PRO for $10 more then the futureshop price on the GFFFX non ultra or 9700 non pro here (http://www.pccanada.com/inventory.asp?cat=videocards) (yes $489 for a 9700 PRO). Add in $10 for shipping and you get a much better card for $20 more... Just because a card says nvidia on the box doesn't mean its worth the price.

funnyperson1
03-01-03, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Darkseid
isn't this thread about gffx??

why is out first in canada??

yes, but I really felt that oc550 needed to be straightened out about this Ti500 being the card of the century thing :rolleyes:

anywho, i think it always works that way, for some reason Ati and Nvidia always put their cards out in canadia first....and probably also because shippin FX s to all the stores in the US is a MUCH larger undertaking and would take a longer time

OC-Master
03-02-03, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by funnyperson1


yes, but I really felt that oc550 needed to be straightened out about this Ti500 being the card of the century thing :rolleyes:

anywho, i think it always works that way, for some reason Ati and Nvidia always put their cards out in canadia first....and probably also because shippin FX s to all the stores in the US is a MUCH larger undertaking and would take a longer time

100% agree,,

Although graphics cards are always first here, unfortuneatly, getting a state of the art CPU is hard to come by. The fastest CPU here is still the 2700+ T-bred B with 2800+ expected to hit shelves any time now!

Barton 2500+ CPUs although are supposed to be in stock next week at Best :)



OC-Master