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    $600.00 ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?:snip: :snip: :snip: :snip: the 5900 Ultra which is a lot better is only gonna be 500.00 dollars. Why so expensive for just a more RAM that doesnt make a difference???????
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    256mb 256bit DDR-II = $$$
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    homeworld1031tx: If you think that's expensive, how about this Nvidia Geforce FX 5900 Ultra (reference) card for $1500 USD.
    E^vol: Don't forget it's being sold in Japan, probably at a premium, wait a month or so and you should pick one up for around $450 USD. Anyway, shouldn't you be unpacking?

    Man explains Nvidia FX5900/Ultra 256 auction to The Inquirer

    It all goes back to E3

    HI, MY NAME IS David Potts and I am running the auction for the Geforce FX 5900 Ultra on EBay. I would like to thank you for covering this auction, I've been getting hundreds (if not thousands) of views every hour, I'm sure that most of them are coming from your site.

    I wanted to give you a little background on where this card came from, several people have accused me of selling a fake or that I stole the card, or that this is an engineering sample of some sort. It is not, it is legal, legit. I won this card at E3 playing America's Army. America's Army and nVidia teamed up to have a competition where four civilians would take on four army personnel. The civilian with the highest score would get the FX5900, all others would get a different card. Well, during the competition there were some problems and things didn't go smoothly. In the end we were unsure of who actually won. That is where nVidia stepped in, they offered all of us FX5900 Ultras. We, of course, were thrilled. That was very nice of nVidia, they didn't need to do that, that is a sign of a great company.

    We did not get the cards at the show, nVidia had to mail them to us. During the time that I won the card and I actually got the card, some bills added up and I realized I need money more then I need the video card. Thus, the day that I got it from nVidia, was the day that I put it on EBay. I did set the reserve a bit high, $1000, but if I'm able to get that much for it, I can then pay off all of my bills (that just accumulated). People have accused me of being greedy, and I guess they are within their rights, but I need to think of my family first, and try to get the most for the card as I can. I've been unemployed for almost a year - I design ASIC's, semiconductor chips, for a living, right now the industry is in a huge slump and there is no signs of it improving.

    I guess that is how I got the card, and why I am selling it. I appreciate your site covering it, I'm sure that it is helping the auction a lot.

    Thanks again,

    Dave Potts

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    lol. get that from theinquirer?:D :D :D anyways, did you move E^vol???
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    Quote Originally Posted by homeworld1031tx
    lol. get that from theinquirer?:D :D :D anyways, did you move E^vol???
    Yup ! Moved on Saturday...Love the new house ! Now I need a new video card !
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    LoL, but congratualtions. I'll sell u my TI4400 when i get my FX 5900 in late June :D :D :D :D
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    ATI's new Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb has been reviewed by GamePC.

    The Final Word
    I won't mince words with this one. For today's gaming titles, we do not see any reason why a graphics card with 256MB is needed. Even with visual quality settings set on ultra-high levels, the performance difference between our Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB and 256MB cards is negligible. None of the games we test with come close to maxing out 128MB of graphics card memory, thus, half the memory on this card will go un-used in a lot of situations.
    Of course, this isn't to say that games WON'T use 256MB of graphics card memory in the future. In fact, we're positive they will, it's just a matter of time. We have a feeling that due to the increased visual complexity of the next generation titles ready to hit the market at the end of this year, the burden of graphics card performance will lie mostly on the GPU rather than the memory capacity or frequency. The higher memory clock speed and capacity of the 9800 Pro 256MB will likely show itself to be useful by the end of this year, but personally, I'm doubtful that the performance difference will be greater than 10%, even with maximized visual quality settings at peak resolutions.

    There are those who may be interested in the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro card still. Those who want the absolute top of the line card for their new box and want their systems to have the longest life spans can go for the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro. Also, there are those out there such as game developers and 3D / 2D artists, who need the extra memory capacity often seen on high-end professional cards, but still need great OpenGL/Direct3D performance, the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro may be a good fit here. In comparison with the high-end professional-level cards on the market with 256MB of memory, the Radeon 9800 Pro may be a good deal.

    Let's not forget that this card is indeed the fastest graphics card on the market, so we should stop and give ATI some credit for improving their already-superb Radeon 9800 Pro product. Whether the product is actually needed for today's gaming titles is up to your individual needs. We have the feeling that the whopping majority of gamers out there will have more than enough power in the 128MB variant of the Radeon 9800 Pro, and that the extra 128MB of texture memory for an additional $100 on top of the already expensive R9800 Pro price is simply not worth it. In six months, the situation may be different, but we wouldn't bet on it.
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