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GeForce 9800 GX2 Goes on Sale

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. farlex85

    farlex85 New Member

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    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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    the sad thing is some people will buy it just because of the name, i guess thats what nvidia is counting on
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    a little? :laugh:
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    Yeah I think so your right, and when I said the price sounds about right if it performs well, I didn't mean fair. 2 GTS 512 will run you a little over $500, so the gx2 should be around that price right. No, nvidia is counting on this card being the top dog, and as such will charge whatever they want for it.

    Thing is, I'm wondering if the drives do work correctly, wouldn't those be roughly the same drivers needed to run 2 gts 512 in SLI. Because if those two options perform equally, it would be the one time that sli is actually more practical than a better single......:laugh:
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    Agreed, considerably faster otherwise IMO it will not sell much, Top end cards only make up for about 5% of sales anyways but if top end pricey cards struggle to compete then they will struggle to make just 5%.
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    not pricey at all I once paid 250 to upgrade 1 meg vram on a pc :laugh:
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    Weight: 9.00 lbs. :wtf: that's one big brick :laugh:

    you can get a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3870 X2 for like $418 with MIR and S/H
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    339+230 = 569 hey I got a bargin on my 2 gts 512's :laugh:
    shoot me please
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    $600 bucking dollars?!!!



    SLI 8800GTS' 512 are only around $400.
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    based on single GPU comparisons, it should kill the x2, but nvidia doesnt scale as well at xfire does, Im saying this based on past experiences, it could destroy the x2 - we could only hope!
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    i would like to see where you are getting your GTS from. After mail ins the best price is about 240, if ur lucky
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    yes but that is 4 expansion slots, sli is more like a 25% increase it wont be 100% for years.

    - Christine
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    if it ever will be.....
    [I.R.A]_FBi says thanks.
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    If anything crossfire will hit 100% first because right now I think they have 60~80% right now witch is pretty good.
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    Think i'd buy 2 3870's x2's if i was going buy. If there option comes in the next year or so i'll wait till R700 or higher anyways.
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    I can't believe this price. Most sources claimed <$500 as the price tag and the card won't cost more than 2 8800 GTS. It doesn' make sense. I am not aware of how happened in the rest of the world, but here 7950 GX2 sold for about €600, but some stores sold them for as much as €900 in the same time period. This could very well be the case. Not to mention that many sites and forums must be talking about this.

    "Ups!! We listed the card by mistake..." $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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    there are so many choices for graphics cards it's just silly to sift through all the information before buying one. i wish it were as easy as entering some basic info into a big ass data chart. like you could enter your CPU model and how much ram you have running and what speed it is and how big your PSU is and what your budget is. then you enter what FPS you want to play crysis at and it will figure out which GPU is right for yoU!!!
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    if only
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    for crysis its got to be NVIDIA as they pay it to be better on there cards
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    can i cosign that?
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    the only aftermarket cooling AT THE MOMENT is water. It always takes time for coolers to catch up.

    I'd love to run two 8800GT's... pray tell, how do i make them work in a crossfire board?
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    Ahoy, maiden voyage of 9800GTX Titanic edition shipping out..

    So it really seems Nvidia countered 38xx series with their next generation and now they are just branding it again.
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I'll take 3 please
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    :roll: Yes looks like it.

    Even if it's faster than the HD3870 X2, it would still make a bad buy for its price considering you're getting them (HD3870 X2) for as low as $429.99 +sh these days.

    Won't work in tri-SLI though.
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    at 589-600 range its 160-170 dollars more epxensive than a hd 3870 x2 ................. newegg currently selling hd 3870 x2 for 429.99 .

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