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GeForce 9800 GX2 Goes on Sale

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    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    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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    Looks like the Inquire was right about it being expensive
     
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    8800 Ultras were $800 when they came out.
     
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    I guess the 9800GTS and 9800GTX will be in the $375 $450 range :(

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

    - Christine
     
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    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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    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

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    a good percent like 55
     
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    something tells me thats not likely
     
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    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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    so nvidia bought tickets to teh failboat? first class!
     
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    something tells me your right
     
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    I will hold judgment until i see reviews... and they better not disappoint for 600$.
     
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    hanging out in nVidia's R&D department . . . the good reviews won't be released until the good drivers are



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    Set sail for fail!
     
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    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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    lol thats funny
     
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    this card is an absolute rip off, go buy 2 9600GT/8800GTs instead

    the only aftermaket cooling is watercooling
     
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    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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    not quite sure y nvidia thinks they can get away with that price
     
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    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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    ALL ABOARD!

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    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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