Fancy a Nvidia FX 5900 graphics card

  TOPCAT® 21:57 06 Aug 03
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Quote: 'A GAINWARD CARD with 256MB of memory and using Nvidia FX 5900 technology costs a staggering £616.90 ($990.77), it has emerged.'

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Any advance orders forthcoming for Christmas per chance? :0) TC.

  Jester2K II 22:02 06 Aug 03

Bit expensive

Creative 3D Blaster 5 GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 256MB - Retail (GX-003-CT) Price: £330.95 (£388.87 Including VAT at 17.5%)

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As reviewed click here

And this is the top of the range version not the GeForce FX 5900 or the 128Mb one either...

  powerless 22:03 06 Aug 03

I'll take two.

Beat the rush!

  Jester2K II 22:04 06 Aug 03

Sorry i'd hit the wrong link in the story and didn't realise it was......

NOW Watercooled........The most powerful graphics board of this series; the Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Ultra/1600 XP ?Golden Sample?TM features a hand selected GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, 256 MB of carefully qualified 900 MHz DDR. The product is bundled with an IEEE 1394 FireWire card and a 5.1 PCI sound card with analogue and optical connection.Key features include :

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  Jester2K II 22:06 06 Aug 03

Sound of humble pie being ordered.....

  TOPCAT® 22:21 06 Aug 03

I was so gobsmacked at the price I left out the question mark in the title!! :0) TC.

  DieSse 08:14 07 Aug 03

When I left the industry in the UK, in 1986, we were marketing graphics terminals (no computer included - except for doing the graphics work) - for use in CAD/CAM and related applications - with much less power than this, and priced from $25,000 to $60,000.

Puts it into a sort of perspective that they're even within reach of a home user now.

  Jester2K II 08:49 07 Aug 03

Wasn't that long ago 256Mb RAM in your PC was quite a bit either! Let alone built onto the Graphics card...

  tenaka 09:07 07 Aug 03

pay less for 256mb now than I once paid for 256k for my gfx card. back when trident cards came with an extra empty socket to put extra mem chips into.

ah the memories........

  vinnyT 13:55 07 Aug 03

?Golden Sample?TM

Hope it dosn't turn into a "Golden Shower"

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