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Old 07-14-2005, 11:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i only hope the prices of the 6600gt and maybe the 6800gt go down.
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Old 07-15-2005, 01:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I've read somewhere, that the 7800 GTX was released to make ATI think this was the bar to beat. and that when the R520 gets released, Nvidia will come out with a better card and pull the carpet from under ATI
not sure if it's true, but that's what I read
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Even if that is true, beedubya posted something about an R580 coming out a little bit after the R520. nvidia will have 2 contend with that
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Without SM3, future games WILL NOT run in DX9 mode, and will default to DX8.1 or DX8, so basically, it will suck.
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