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


    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

    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

    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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  2. Geronimo

    Nik Coughin Guest

    Hi Woger,

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

    "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)"


    "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"


    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
  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.

    David Preece, Oct 28, 2004
  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
    Geronimo, Oct 28, 2004
  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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