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#1 12 years ago

Available at Gamespot.com/Crysis/NewMedia/Nov11.wmv Check it out under "Newly Added"

If you download it, it is ~300 mb.

At the end of the video, he says the game is running at "max details" with the Nvidia "8800" videocard. Imagine that if you can!




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Sounds nice, let us know if you find a site that has it without requiring a paid subscription, after all, it's just a download not a stream. So far I haven't been able to even find another site that has it, let alone without subscription.

I'm considering going with an 8800 in my next system, though probably not until the end of '07 when things with Vista, DX10 and the pricing are acceptable. I'm noticing a few bugs even in the new WMP 11 on XP.




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>Omen<;3357555 I'm noticing a few bugs even in the new WMP 11 on XP.

Well, it is XP. You have to give it some considerations.

Yes, the 8800 GTX is a very awesome card. The 8800 GTX is 92% better than ATIs X1950 at max details with HL2, among other benchmarks. The 8800 GTX is a very superior card, but with a few small drawbacks,

1. price [not released, but est. at $800] 2. size [a full inch longer than the GX2, Nvidia's 2nd best gfx card] 3. psu consumption [nividia reccommends nothing less than 450 watts, though it doesn't take up that much more power while idle and under max load as compared to ATI's top card, the aforementioned X1950]

Combine this with nvidia's new 680 mobo and intel's X6800 cpu, you're set to handle Crysis for max details. [And probably every game currently out now.] I cannot imagine it. Another reason to save money, :).




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Captain Amerika;3357760 Well, it is XP. You have to give it some considerations.

Yes, the 8800 GTX is a very awesome card. The 8800 GTX is 92% better than ATIs X1950 at max details with HL2, among other benchmarks. The 8800 GTX is a very superior card, but with a few small drawbacks,

1. price [not released, but est. at $800] 2. size [a full inch longer than the GX2, Nvidia's 2nd best gfx card] 3. psu consumption [nividia reccommends nothing less than 450 watts, though it doesn't take up that much more power while idle and under max load as compared to ATI's top card, the aforementioned X1950]

Combine this with nvidia's new 680 mobo and intel's X6800 cpu, you're set to handle Crysis for max details. [And probably every game currently out now.] I cannot imagine it. Another reason to save money, :).

Geez they've already got bench reviews on the 8800? I only checked a few days ago online and there were only pics, a few specs and specualtion. As for price it seems to me it will vary from $600 - $800 from what I've read. I've seen pics of it with and without water cooling pipes.

Some are speculating that since it has an odd amount of memory at 768MB, 500 of it may be for a main GPU and 256 of it for a possible onboard Havok physics accelerator. I've read a bit about the i680 chipset boards, which have 2 PCI E 16x slots and one 8x for physics cards.

I'm not sure whether I would prefer onboard physics or a separate physics card. The former would probably be less lag prone, but the cards are getting huge. An inch longer than the GX2, that won't fit in a lot of cases probably. I've read if you go the separate physics card route though you give up all your PCI slots if you run Quad SLI. Seems to me two 8800s would take up that much space too though.

Already guys are talking about the need to make the standard ATX MB bigger, and cases as well. I'm for keeping things as high performing but simple, quiet and cool as possible without spending a fortune. I don't see the need to buy the X6800 really, especially when Vista and DX10 are fully functional. DX10 and the new higher end video cards and physics hardware will keep the CPU from working as hard.

I'm considering the E6700 CPU, one 8800GTX, 2GM RAM, an SLI MB, and posssibly adding another 8800 later on. I really don't like the fact that SLI requires games to be written for it though, whereas Crossfire doesn't. I'm really hoping by the end of '07 both ATI and Nvidia will have good stuff to choose from, but it will be very hard to trust ATI anymore after bad driver and customer support experiences with them.

Have you read about AMD and ATI's "Fusion" CPU project btw?




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#5 12 years ago
>Omen<;3360631Have you read about AMD and ATI's "Fusion" CPU project btw?

Orly? No. Do you have link? Thanks.




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Captain Amerika;3361070Orly? No. Do you have link? Thanks.

Yeah, no prob Capt, this article I originally saw as a link via Videohelp.com in some VU FEAR forum chat about the future of Crossfire vs SLI: http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=PCHFJOMYYMA3AQSNDLSCKHA?articleID=193402037 Since it's also first to show up in a "AMD/ATI Fusion processor" Google search I thought it appropriate to show it first.

I also found this link which is a press release straight from the horse's mouth so to speak taken from the new AMD/ATI site: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/VirtualPressRoom/0,,51_104_543~113741,00.html?redir=ATIC03 I've been reading the tests on the new 8800GTX btw, very impressive card, but HUGE. At 10.5" long and nearly 2" thick lots of people are getting full size cases to accomodate it. I also noticed the only case certified for SLI by Nvidia is the Coolermaster CM 830 Stacker which is about 25" deep. Seems they know full well if they certify a case for SLI they have to acoount for whether their top two cards the 7950GX2 and 8800GTX will fit it comfortably.

BFG is already advertising on their site a single slot water cooled 8800GTX though, with a nice cooling block from Danger Den. The only place I've seen carrying it so far is ZipZoomfly at a price of $850, $200 more than the stock 8800GTX. http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=326058

Personally I don't see why a single slot card couldn't be made in a fan/heatsink/shroud design. If thinner base plates were used for the sinks and they had more and thinner fins combined with an external roller pin shaped squirell cage fan, it could very well be half the thickness and still cost way less than a water cooled design.

I'm liking what I'm reading about the new 680i chipset MBs too, though I doubt I'll end up worrying about the 3 PCI-E 16x slot option the ASUS Striker offers. I don't even know if I'll end up with two 8800s let alone 3, the games needing to be written for SLI is hard to buy into.

Also impressive is the availability of high watt PSs incorporating 4 PCI-E 6 pin connectors, to accomodate two 8800GTXs. I still can't understand why 2 PCI-E connectors are really necessary for an 8800GTX when at full load it consumes only 4% moe power than the X1950XTX, which uses only 1.

I'm guessing Nvidia either underestimated it's efficiency, or it is some sort of reserve to account for the 8800GTX's 768MB RAM. In other words future drivers and games may yield considerably different numbers reguarding peak power consumption, as it's fullest potential is far from being tapped yet. We'll likely know much more in that reguard when DX10 is available.

This is one of my fave dual 8800GTX SLI certified PSs btw: http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=english&Language_s=2&url_place=product&p_serial=RS-850-EMBA&other_title=RS-850-EMBAReal%20Power%20Pro%20850W




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#7 12 years ago

Some more crazy 8800GTX stuff. This is the very first custom 8800GTX water block for DIYers, it's made in Germany: http://ww.techpowerup.com/?19805

It's priced about 119 Euros, equivalent to about $153 USD: http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://www.kmelektronik.de/&prev=/search%3Fq%3DSilenx%2Bwater%2Bblock%2Bfor%2B8800GTX%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26rls%3DGGGL,GGGL:2006-36,GGGL:en (That Danger Den/BFG watercooled 8800GTX at $200 more than the standard 8800GTX is looking to be appropriately priced considering it's mostly copper, single slot, you get it preassembled, comes with a llifetime warranty, and is available in all 3 tubing sizes.)

Some were indicating the pics are mere prototypes and it's yet to be fully anodized, but I much prefer Danger Den's unit which uses a full copper water jacket, and is likely more resistant to corrosion.

This will blow your mind, sheer overclocking madness using very unconventional methods: http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4296