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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 Launch Delayed Until March 18th

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  1. malware New Member

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    VR-Zone informs that the upcoming GeForce 9800 GX2 launch will be delayed again till March 18th. No reasons was provided by NVIDIA, but the delay is probably due to driver issues. Right now, according to unconfirmed reports the card is scoring about 14k+ in 3DMark06, which is lower than Radeon HD 3870 X2.

    Source: VR-Zone
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    wow ... "totally kills an X2" ... guess they were all wrong ... as suspected nvidia was going to have driver problems ...
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    GeForce 7950 GX2 ver 2.0 ? :shadedshu

    Please NVidia, a consumer should be in a position to buy two of these cards on March 18, and install them in SLI right then. If it's another 7950 GX2 fiasco, then 9800 GX2 = epic fail. I aleady begin to lose goodwill after yesterday's articles on the 9800 GTX specs which seemed more like 8801 GTS (G92) to me.
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    7950 GX2 part 2. :toast:
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    Lolz, a single 8800GTS scores more than that, never mind two of them, they need to sort their lives out, amazes me that manufacturers cannot still figure that hardware is nothing without drivers to support them ffs.
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    I thought SLi was supposed to multiply performance, not divide it.
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    ATi Crossfire: Multiply and Conquer
    nVidia SLI: Divide and Conquer
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    Am I right in thinking....thats only a 1 week delay? sao just an extra week to get the drivers ready......hmmmm get the staff working in shifts thru the night 24/7 and dont delay I say!
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    thats not yoda talk :(
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    I wonder how much heat it'll put out? I remember the old 7950x2 was treacherously hot.
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    I thought the 14k score was for the 9800GTX and not the GX2?!

    As for the delay, I think its a little early to assume that the delay is due to driver issues. For all we know it could be something completely difference (like the 9600GT's voltage problem).
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    Even if it is a driver issue, at least they are delaying the product's release until it is fixed.
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    FIXED

    In all fairness its still speculation, for all we now it can end up faster or even slower. You guys should stop believing in every rumor, as much fun as it is telling a fan boy "I told you so", it kinda sucks when it backfires. Anyway what ever the outcome at least the 9800x2 can double as an oven.
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    Well, what else is new. There is always delays in new tech and new designs or old designs that are rehashed. This shouldnt come as a surprise. A show of mouse pointers, who is gonna grab a 9800 GX2 when its released?
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    You really want drivers written by developers who have been working 24/7 ?!? :eek:
    I say, let them take their time.
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    a weeks delay has to be about drivers.. it does suggest desperation thow..

    its possibly a kludge.. too heavy.. too hot.. not being able to crank the speed up enough cos its too hot and last minute driver tweaking to eak a little extra performance in 2006 out of it.. he he

    i hope they succeed cos i dont want to see the price of the red x 2 go up..:)

    once again ati act nvidia re-act..

    trog
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    The silence speaks volumes. :laugh:

    While I prefer the red camp, an 8800 GT's not a bad card, but nVidia's higher-up offerings are increasingly not worth it.
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    dont forget the 8800gt is now the new 9600.. double the performance of the old 8600.. easy aint it.. :)

    trog
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    i am gonna use that as a quote in my sig :D thx.
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    like i said before , revisions and dellusions from the green camp for now.
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    lulz, we will see :p
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    If you noticed my post.....I said working 24/7 in shifts, that means there are always people working but not always the same ones :rolleyes:
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    perhaps they want to avoid the instance you had with your brand spanking new HD3870 where they just had to put something together on a CD outside of Catalyst........technically that would count as no "official" driver support at all :D

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