June 22, 2005 General 0

Nvidia has launched their G70 series card called the 7800GTX. Every review i have seen says the card is horrendously faster than the 6800. Let me explain one thing..it is not about frames anymore but how high you can jack the resolution AND the FSAA and Anisotropic filtering. In other words..it’s all about image quality. This is the route things should have gone for a long time. If you have a 6xxx series card and are thinking about SLI…dont. Save up for the G70. One g70 can outperform 6800 SLI in quite a few scenarios. Nvidia just killed their 6xxx SLI market unfortunatly. What’s more unfortunate is that folks will still buy 6xxx SLI cards when the g70’s are so much better.

Don’t forget ATI. They have been holding onto their new cards waiting to see what Nvidia is doing. Let’s see what ATI can pull out.

One more thing. According to nvidia, these card require a minimum 300 watt power supply. Make that 350 in my book. If you want to pair this card up with a p-4./.make it at least a high quality 400 watt power supply. Iif you want SLI i would make it 500 watts.