If you have a Nvidia 6800 you have been conned.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Geronimo, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Geronimo

    Geronimo Guest

    Go read this Forum

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=37673&page=13&pp=15


    Some Quotes.

    The video processing functions will never work on the 6800, this is due to a
    hardware failure within the processing unit.

    It seems if you need the Video function you have to get one of there PCI-E
    Cards

    Anyway does anyone else feel they have been conned not just by nvidia but by
    it's reseller partners? It clearly says on my box about the video
    capabilities.

    A great case here for CGA, advertised features just don't work..

    The later cards will work fine, e.g. 6600 series, 6200 series and soon to come
    6700 series, all PCI-E cards, and that means a new MoBo..


    But PCI-E is crap, bench marks reviews that I have seen posted, its slower
    than AGP..
     
    Geronimo, Oct 27, 2004
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    Nik Coughin Guest

    Hi Woger,

    That's a very sweeping statement and only holds true under certain
    circumstances:

    "for now, PCI Express offers no speed increase over AGP, despite the fact
    PCI Express 16X can push data around at speeds of up to 4 gigabytes per
    second (AGP 8X can manage 'only' 2.1 gigabytes per second)"

    and:

    "Expect to see a gradual shift to PCI Express as time goes on and software
    evolves to take full advantage of its improvements over AGP"

    http://tinyurl.com/6tqzr

    PCI-E may have no practical application for most users at this point in time
    but a colleague of mine is using PCI-E 16x for real time video editing and
    he says it's made a noticeable difference.
     
    Nik Coughin, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. Geronimo

    Hmmm Guest

    That last statement is crap, pci-e is fine, its just the lack of cards
    available at the moment to take advantage of it, that will obviously change.
     
    Hmmm, Oct 27, 2004
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  4. Geronimo

    David Preece Guest

    Yeah, I had a look at this this morning, and it was something about
    hardware MPEG-2 encoding not working.

    I can see that it might bother some people - but most of the pro-video
    world are using macs anyway.

    Dave
     
    David Preece, Oct 28, 2004
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  5. Geronimo

    Geronimo Guest



    These is now a retraction on The Inquirer web site, it just states that you do
    need a later driver, and that the 6600 also adds support for the WMA as
    well.
     
    Geronimo, Oct 28, 2004
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  6. I've read the contrary from an Nvidia spoks-person since this.
    somewhere on theinquirer.net
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Oct 28, 2004
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