8800 Upgrade Kit Available on UK store

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  1. amtctt macrumors regular

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    You have given us all hope, except probably means $400 price tag for US.
     
  2. yeroen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't the UK get screwed on pricing though? (or am I thinking of Nikon)

    But you're probably right. The X1900 is still there for $399, so the 8800GT will be at least that much, if not more. (Contrary to the economics of other hardware, Graphics cards are the only elements of a modern computer that have increased in price)
     
  3. amtctt macrumors regular

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    well, the 1900s started at 500 i think (i could be wrong) and they "came down" to 400, so maybe the 8800s will start at 400 and "come down" to 300 like every pc 8800 is.
     
  4. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    By MicroSoft and Adobe yes.

    By Apple? Not so much.
     
  5. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    presumably...

    ...this won't work in the 2.66GHz Mac Pro.

    F
     
  6. yeroen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why won't it?

    It's supposed to be backward compatible with PCIe 1.0/1.1.

    I really want to upgrade from my Hoover-vac of an X1900.
     
  7. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    hhmhmm

    Well, I thought it was a PCIe 2.0 card - had no idea it was backward compatible. If we put it in our 2.66's will the card 'clock down' or anything?

    F
     
  8. Alican macrumors regular

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    To a certain extent yes, but our price lists include 17.5% VAT (like a sales tax), I don't think the US site price quotes include tax
     
  9. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    £220?

    Can't we save £70 and get an 8800GT from eBuyer? Will nVidia release drivers/kexts/whatevers needed to run it??
     
  10. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    kexts/drivers aren't the problem as they'll eventually be part of the MacOS. What is the problem is the firmware on the card, you can't get that anywhere.
     
  11. ideasman69 macrumors member

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    the kexts have been in leopard since its release. i've been using my 8800gtx on my hackintosh without any modifications.
     
  12. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    It should be fully backwards compatible. I can't see Apple actively breaking that.
     
  13. Fjan macrumors newbie

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    The Dutch store has it too

    I just ordered it from the Dutch store for €310 (€260 + VAT)
    Delivery in 8 days.
     
  14. StructAural macrumors regular

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    *orders from Dutch store*

    fkn brilliant! I'm well happy
     
  15. ale500 macrumors regular

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    The 8800GT is 310 € in the German store and the X1900XT is 400 €, unbelievable
     
  16. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    It's up on the US store now. $349 -- ships in 5-7 weeks.
     
  17. yeroen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    220 quid + exorbitant tax vs US $349 = ~ 178 quid (+ tax?)


    You're still getting overcharged >42 pounds.
     
  18. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Actually, the US figure excludes tax, I believe, while the UK figure is inclusive. £178 plus VAT is £209.15
     
  19. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Considering the MSRP of the Geforce 8800GT was supposed to be $249 for the 512MB version and $199 for the 256MB version everyone is getting shafted as it stands now ;)
     
  20. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    The only conclusion you can draw from the apparent price differnce, something that FX traders have known for some time - the exchange rate is wrong!!

    $2/£1 is an extraordinary exchange rate really when you think about it. I'm not an economist, but my brother is an FX trader, and he says the exchange rate is unbeliveable at the moment - expect a movement after the US elections apparently, dont know why though?
     
  21. Verist macrumors member

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    I'm unable to locate it on the US site, could you please link it!
     
  22. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Just use the on-site search to look for "nvidia"
     
  23. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Just checked the Canadian store and it's posted for $349 here, it looks like Apple has caught up to the Dollar parity we have with the U.S. :)
     
  24. Verist macrumors member

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    Lol, I found it after I posted, I spelled it wrong! I ordered it with the my Student Discount, $314
     

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