AnandTech - GeForceFX 5800 Ultra..... Canceled

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  1. Sabastian

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    http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.html?i=1793&p=5
     
  2. speng

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    :shock:

    Man! I'm hoping for some solid competition, I want price drops :(

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    I hope the peeps at Anandtech aren't that delussional. Even if they meant RV350 vs NV31, that seems to be a very lopsided comparison (and not in Nvidia's favor either). :lol:
     
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    What is he also running a Meth Lab in his spare time???? :?

    Although.. that would be a great contest for Ati Fanboyz everywhere.. :lol:
     
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    What is this Visiontek anti-Nvidia marketing campaign all about?
     
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    It seems like bitterness to me :)

    It's also probably trying to get as many eyeballs as they can until they ship those cards.
     
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    They've been very vocal about publicising any negative aspects of the GF-FX, including mp3s of the dustbuster, pipelines being 4x2, how it takes up extra slots, etc...
     
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    Well, I notice they are carrying ATI cards... It hardly seems like Nvidia is why they went bankrupt though. Is this the same VisionTek, or did some other company basically buy up their name?
     
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    I think VisionTek has always been a little "out there" as far as marketting goes. I always thought that naming an entire line "Xtasy" and covering the box with an acid trip rave seen was a bit odd for a graphics card company, but hey, it worked. they became the best selling retailer for quite some time.
     
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    Probably, or at least possibly, a typo. It's changed now to RV350.
     
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    Yes, another company bought them.
     
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    This sums it up perfectly for me

    Need one say more? I get the impression that Anand(Tech) is a little annoyed with nvidia as, from previous postings by Anand, I would guess nvidia was in fairly constant contact with Anand suggesting that the NV30 would be there Real Soon Now(TM).

    Of course, I could be reading far too much into it :)

    LW.
     
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    Yeah those last lines sound very sarcastic to me.
     
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    :shock: Man sad times for NV. Hope Ati doesnt rest on their laurels and release as soon as possible R350. Lets remember that these set backs happen to best of companies(ie ATI,...), so if your a fan of NV you just have to hope that NV learned a valueable lesson and releases an actual future product as soon as they can.

    later,
     
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    No, I think you're at least partially right. Anandtech was really tooting the NV30 horn before it actually showed up, to the point where many ATI fans were ready to lynch him for a perceived "just you wait, NV30 will 0wn joo!" slant to all his ATI-related articles. I bet Nvidia really had him convinced the NV30 would be the Second Coming, even after thr R300 showed its face and made even the most die-hard NV-fans take notice. And I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he's not the only web-reviewer who feels a little betrayed. The reactions to Nvidia's next major product announcement will be very interesting.
     
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    Yeah but I think he has a real soft spot for nvidia. I think he will forgive and forget rather quickly. Hard too say how disapointed he really is. Considering how undeniably better ATi has become compared to nvidia how many negative things could he say before he starts to look like any other stary eyed nvidia fan? Like you say it will be interesting to read what he has to say with regards to nvidias next offering.
     
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    Well I was goofing around at Rage 3D and found this.
    This is what kind of scores the non ultra version of the GeforceFX 5800 makes on 3DMark2003. No wonder nvidia was upset. I don't know the validity of this but methinks they are valid. Looks Radeon 9700 pro owners get to hold on to their braging rights untill the R350 hit the market, which isn't too far down the road.

    Mind you the Radeon 9700 in this test is overclocked and the Geforce FX 5800 is running at 400mhz but the GeforceFX is teamed with what looks like an overclocked P4 but still only manages 2760 3D marks compared with the Radeon 9700's 4907 3DMarks nearly double.....no wonder nvidia hates FutureMark now. ;)

    EDIT: Also note test one (the test that nvidia was upset that futuremark used single textureing on the sky) is the only strong point of the GeforceFX5800??!!! :?

    [​IMG]

    2nd EDIT: Here is a link to the thread.

    http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthr...262&threadid=33668678&perpage=20&pagenumber=1
     
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    It just occurred to me that while the 9700 Pro is reporting the base clock rate (360.5) for the RAM, the FX is reporting the effective DDR clock rate (799.2).
     
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