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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 Launch Date Announced

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    According to VR-Zone the launch date for GeForce 9800 GX2 has been set to March 11th this year. The second NVIDIA dual card will see public for the first time during this year's CeBIT. Working samples and final specs are still to be released. NVIDIA has also asked its partners to put a label on their product boxes to address concerns about end users plugging in the 8-pin connector for motherboard into the 8-pin PCIe power connector on the 9800GX2 card.

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    Source: VR-Zone
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    So... Nvidia finally uses the 8-pin power.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Yay my psu can use it :D like I will ever afford it :cry:
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    oooh those are comin out soon! exciting, I might hold off on the g92 GTS and go with one of these. I hear that the 9800 gx2 is gonna be 2 g92 cores, is this right?

    Hopefully they can keep this around 500 or less(hopefully, but i doubt it)
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    No. Its gonna be 600$ at the LEAST. I think there putting two 8800GTS's in it.
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    you can buy 2 gts for 600, normally they make it atleast 50 cheaper than the SLI counterpart.
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    It may be around that price to compete with the x2, depending on how much they had to downclock the cores to reduce heat.
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    there we go! thats what I wanted to hear, let hope!!:rolleyes:
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    Well, it could be MSRP $500-600 (depending on performance relative to x2), but if availability is anything like the other G92 launches, there's going to be gouging for the first few weeks (months:rolleyes:), but we'll see.
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    more likely months, any i think Im gonna be ready to get it the day of release, hopefully i can get one of the first releases before they jack prices. If its 550 or less I dont think I would even hesitate. Those would be some hella numbers and some killer gaming!
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    waay overpriced, popular with Nvidia and for that matter ATi, until here recently.
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    Expected Price --> $449

    not to reliable I guess
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    Everyone knows to wait for the real 9xxx series cards :)
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    Then again, they also said its expected in 2 days...
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    thats just awesome, thanks for the brilliant advice!
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    yah thats why Im not trusting this review all to well. I think it was written a while back
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    As if the nvidia naming scheme isn't fubar'd up enough...

    Just call it the 8800GX2... since that's what it is...
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    please go buy a console
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    I am hoping that the next gen Nvidia card just slightly nudges out ATI.
    Why?
    So that they (ATI) move to release their next iteration to compete.

    If Nvidia's product makes ATI's x2 look stupid, ATI's stock will do a dumpster dive.
    I don't own ATI stock, but when their pocketbook is wasted, they have a more difficult time of responding with a competing product.

    That is bad for all of us consumers.
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    are you kidding? what good is a console? I like to play games that look good!
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    Yup.....two G92 8800GTS cores to be precise.........256 SP's....1GB memory The only tangible speculation on the pricing is from Tom's Hardware and they estimat $449 - $500 depending on how much retailers will hike the early prices, much like the 8800GT, they do expect the card to fall below $500 by April though and it is estimated (again speculation) the the card will be betweeen 30 and 50% faster than a 8800Ultra.

    http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQzOSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==
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    I think they will have to make sure this new card performs better then the 3870 X2 to be priced over $500.00. Remember the 3870 X2 is only $450.00. So unless this card is faster it will not sell for a higher price.
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    you wont get any better graphics than console graphics.
    and ofcourse there wont be a lot of exclusives games for PC.many of the will be boring fps games. not so many entertainment and creative games like little big planet, ratchet and clank etc...

    plus bad porting will cause bad fps...
    lies...http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6115/comparisonshotxt0.jpg

    ok I'm kidding
    go spend your money to graphic cards.
    I gave 500$ to x1800xt when it came out. now I'm full of regret why I didint spend that money to buy a x360...
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    Considering an 8800GT owns the ass of a 3870, its a safe bet that the 9800GTX2 will trounce the 3870X2.:nutkick:
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
    sorry man but thats not true
    and you do have a point, the money the it costs isnt always worth it. I do it more for my love of computers, and the need for the best out there, its a hobby for me, and the customers are impressed by a big bad PC.

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