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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 Reaches EOL in Three Months?

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  1. malware New Member

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    This information from Expreview may dissapoing many GeForce 9800 GX2 owners if true. NVIDIA is about to EOL (end-of-life) the GeForce 9800 GX2 line-up in just three months, as a result of two new GT200 cards - the single GPU GeForce 9900GTX and the dual GPU GeForce 9900 GX2. One of the GT200 cards will have similar performance and production cost as the GeForce 9800 GX2, which will force the manufacturer to cut down the "older" card. There will be no rebranding for 9800 GX2, like the GeForce 8800 GS which will become 9600 GSO, but just a sudden death. Meanwhile, details of the new GT200 graphics are still unknown.

    Source: Expreview.com
     
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    I wonder how reliable this is, this is the second time we've heard this. I don't know though, just second hand it seems like the gx2 is selling ok despite its poor value, if their making money from it I very much doubt they will eol it. That is unless ati brings up something very soon to spank it, which may be what they're counting on.
     
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    Wow. That's insane. A two month lifespan for a card.

    Hah and some video card's "lifetime warranty" is for the lifetime of the card. That's hilarious. Could you imagine, a 2-month warranty for a $500+ card? ROFL!
     
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    LOL, a 2 month lifespan for a $600 card:eek:
     
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    not a good time to be an nvidia fan boy :nutkick:
     
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    lol whats so funny the 7800GTX 512 had a 3 month lifespan. 9800GX2 is a stop gab anyway.
     
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    really? an GX2 a stop gap? this card should be a flag ship, not a "it will do till we get bored!"

    this is a major kick in the nuts to any 9800GX2 owners out there

    bad nvidia
     
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    what did you expect, ATI put pressure on Nvidia with there little toy x2. Nvidia said ok, here have this to deal with, so we can ignore you while we finish our work. Everyone knew GT200, aka GT100 aka G100 aka G90 was around the corner, its just a matter of how long. The 98xx line are stop gabs and once the 9900 cards arrive id expect the 9600GT for all its merits to fold and be comparible to the 8600GTS of the 8 serirs not the 7600GT or 6600GT of old
     
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    Didn't the 7950GX2 have a similarly short lifespan before the release of the 8800?
     
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    L.O.L.
    These Monster cards don't have long lifetime :D
     
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    G92 = stop gap, period.
     
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    Wow....:eek: to fast for upgrade....:banghead: just get my 9800GX2 this month then next 3 month upgrade again... damm...:banghead: But Nvidia rocks.....:rockout:
     
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    lol give in 6-8 months and a new board will be out 870i-890i :laugh: i never buy a new card in it 1st 3 months because just like the ultra faster model's came out
     
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    yeah! haha. pretty useless for expensive brands like BFG or the likes.. hehe. Go Palit or Inno3d guys :rockout:
     
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    Wow..
    There should be some good rivalry between AMD and nVidia in the next few months i think.. with the new 4xxx series on the brink and the 9900GTX said to be the same performance as a 9800GX2? Gonna be some pwnage of crysis sooner than we think.. ;)
     
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    Wow...simply wow. If this is true then...wow I really can't think of anything except wow!

    K
     
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    I think you are right.

    Anyway, it seems the 9900 will be of similar performance and price as 9800 GX2. This means that, unless 7950 GX2, 9800 GX2 will still be valuable. Only the new GX2 will be faster, but a lot more expensive, I guess. OK, it will piss off all those 9800 GX2 owners who bought it for the braggin' rights, but for those who bought it for the performance, they will be ok.

    Rivalry rocks, dude! :rockout:

    I have always thought that Crytek did Crysis thinking that the new cards would be out Q4 2007 as they first said. But since Crysis ended up as the only game that needed such a card, both Ati and Nvidia kept their chips until they were needed and with hopes of making them better and/or cheaper: lower process, better optimization, GDDR5 at cheaper prices, etc. Remember that before G92 GX2 and RV670 X2 every new faster card has launched at a higher price point (usually $50 more) than the previous champ, but with this last gen they have made a step in the other direction.
     
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    HD2900XT = stop gap, period. I own one. Payed 400 bucks for it just to have the 3870 come out for half the price with the same performance.
     
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    HD2900 XT didn't meet EOL. It still is on sale and is supported. Let's differentiate 'stop-gaps' from products meeting EOL. I bet if its wonderful specs translated into the product it was anticipated to be, it would still have been the flagship. Too bad for the current owners of 9800 GX2, knowing their product would no longer be sold/supported in just three more months' time.
     
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    If true its the 7950GX2 all over again. The concern/issue isn't really the card reaching EOL more so then driver support after the card reaching EOL. :shadedshu
     
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    I stand corrected. I didnt relize that EOL meant no more support at all. That should be against the law for such a shortlife span. Even automakers have to produce parts for a car 15 years after its been discontinued. Nvidia should at least support it with drivers for 3 years maybe?
     
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    It's somewhat different with IT. For example, the moment a version of Microsoft Windows hits EOL, they discontinue updates/hotfixes/patches to it, and also stop production/sales.
     
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    Hope the 9900GX2 or GTX are GDDR4 or GDDR5 model with 256SP or 512SP each core...:rockout:

    By the way dose anyone here know 9900 spec?
     
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    Hopefully 'history' will repeat itself: (Timing may be slightly out but this is how I rememebr it)

    - 7950GX2 was discontinued - Nvidia 'bruiser' aka 8800GTX launched totally obliterating the competition.

    - 9800GX2 discontinued - 9900GTX / GX2 launched completey obliterating everything . . . . .

    If the report is true and the 9900GTX does manage to match the 9800GX2 in terms of performance (but not lose out with SLI inefficiencies) then we could be looking at one very powerful card indeed (albeit one VERY expensive one unless AMD / ATI pull their finger out).
     
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    Why? If the following cards are not that much of an upgrade, what does it matter?

    If they are better, then..well it's not like the GX2 is a POS, and considering the price...I'd say people are getting a decent deal, if we look back in retrospect at the cost of some of the similar tiered cards from the recent past.
     

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