They're only good cards if you can buy them
Subject: General Tech | December 7, 2007 - 06:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has a new feature on their page, where they check the availability of components on 4 major web sellers. This is perfectly timed, and at least partly caused by the release of the 8800GT and HD 3870, which are both good cards. So far it has been almost impossible to find them for sale, and even if you could find one they are priced well above what we were originally told they would cost. See how well nVIDIA and AMD are doing now.
"Like last week, we couldn't check every possible retailer, so we restricted ourselves to the four computer
hardware-oriented e-tailers with the most reviews on both our price search engine and ResellerRatings.com: Newegg,
TigerDirect, ZipZoomFly, and Buy.com. These should be the largest, and they should do a good job of representing general
availability and pricing. To get our data, we made a search on each e-tailer for "GeForce 8800 GT" and "Radeon HD 3870"
and cataloged the results. Available models are highlighted in green."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- GeForce 8800 GT and Radeon HD 3870 - Current UK availability @ Elite Bastards
- XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card
Review @ Legit Reviews
G92 EN8800GTS and EN8800GTS TOP @ TweakTown
- ASUS Extreme N8800GTS 512MB @ Legion
- Cooler Master Hydra 8800 Hybrid GPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Canucks
- XFX 8800 GT 256MB XXX Video Card @ I4U
- From Extreme to
Mainstream: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT from Leadtek @ X-bit Labs
- GeCube Radeon HD 3850
X-Turbo III 512 MB @ techPowerUp
- ATI Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire Video Card Review @
- Powercolor HD 3850 Xtreme 512
MB @ techPowerUp