Wednesday, March 12th 2008

GeForce 9800 GX2 Goes on Sale

NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card is now available to pre-order from shopblt.com, for a price of $598.41. Although the release date is still unconfirmed, the site has an estimated time of arrival as 03-22-2008, which could well be the official launch day. The actual card being listed is from PNY Technologies, although no extra details are given.
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85 Comments on GeForce 9800 GX2 Goes on Sale

#3
Dangle
8800 Ultras were $800 when they came out.
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#4
calvary1980
I guess the 9800GTS and 9800GTX will be in the $375 $450 range :(

- Christine
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#5
erocker
This is kinda nuts considering there are no reviews yet. Where are they?
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#6
calvary1980
makes you wonder how much eVGA or Zotac will be charging. I bet people will love XFX rebates now..

- Christine
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#7
flashstar
For this price, the 9800GX2 better beat the 3870x2 in benchmarks and in games by a good percent. From the early test results, I'm not sure that it can pull that off however.
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#8
intel igent
damn thats expensive!

reminds me of when i bought my x850pe and paid $749 + tax :nutkick:

seems like Nvidia is still gouging cash from their customers, thankfully ATI is smarter :)

still curious as to how it will perform

:toast:
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[I.R.A]_FBi
by: flashstar
For this price, the 9800GX2 better beat the 3870x2 in benchmarks and in games by a good percent. From the early test results, I'm not sure that it can pull that off however.
a good percent like 55
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#10
intel igent
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
a good percent like 55
something tells me thats not likely
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#11
OrbitzXT
by: Dangle
8800 Ultras were $800 when they came out.
The 8800 Ultra was the most powerful card by both companies and ATI had nothing to compete with it for a very long time...so they could get away with that pricing knowing enthusiasts who don't care about money would be all over it. From some early numbers we've seen it seems that the 3870 X2 will top the 9800 GX2, and obviously its priced less. The 9800 GTX doesn't seem very impressive either, in my opinion the only card that is great for its price right now is the 9600 GT, which I may choose to get myself soon. XFX dropped its prices and its now $149.99 after rebate.
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[I.R.A]_FBi
by: intel igent
something tells me thats not likely
so nvidia bought tickets to teh failboat? first class!
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#13
jbunch07
by: intel igent
something tells me thats not likely
something tells me your right
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#14

I will hold judgment until i see reviews... and they better not disappoint for 600$.
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#15
imperialreign
by: erocker
This is kinda nuts considering there are no reviews yet. Where are they?
hanging out in nVidia's R&D department . . . the good reviews won't be released until the good drivers are



:toast:
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#16
ShadowFold
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
so nvidia bought tickets to teh failboat? first class!
Set sail for fail!
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#17
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I dont care how powerful the ultra card was, it didnt warrant the almost $1000.00 price tag nvidia and its AIB partners gave it. This being said, its only like what, about $100.00 more than the hd3870x2? If the performance delta is low (and preliminaries I believe showed it below the hdx2) then nvidia will have a huge disappointment on their hands...
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#18
jbunch07
by: ShadowFold
Set sail for fail!
lol thats funny
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#19
KainXS
this card is an absolute rip off, go buy 2 9600GT/8800GTs instead

the only aftermaket cooling is watercooling
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#20
TheGuruStud
lol at the price. You can now get 8800GTs for 200-210 bucks. That's only 400 or so for SLI that will be faster. Lame-o-rama. This card needs to be $375, then reduce all of the others real cheap b/c I love the GTS 512 :)
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#21
jbunch07
not quite sure y nvidia thinks they can get away with that price
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#22
OrbitzXT
nVidia is still behaving like ATI is far behind, someone needs to send them a 3870 X2 to play with and realize that this card is priced completely wrong.
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#23
intel igent
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
so nvidia bought tickets to teh failboat? first class!
ALL ABOARD!

:toast:
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#24
jbunch07
by: OrbitzXT
nVidia is still behaving like ATI is far behind, someone needs to send them a 3870 X2 to play with and realize that this card is priced completely wrong.
thats what i was thinking...i think they guys at nvidia got just a little to big headed over the past few years
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#25
farlex85
Well, theoretically, this card should top all others. The gts 512 is the fastest single card available (excluding ultras of course), and if you slap 2 together.........

It remains to be seen whether the drivers will make this possible. This is a high price, but if the card performs like it should, it seems about right.

If it doesn't perform like it should, the price will most likely go down to <$500. As long as people don't buy it just for the name that is.
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