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NVIDIA GeForce 9900 Series Set for July Launch?

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  1. malware New Member

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    Word is circulating that just four short months after the launch of GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce 9800 GX2, NVIDIA will welcome its new high-end graphics cards to the world. Logically their names will be GeForce 9900 GTX and 9900 GX2. Both cards will be based on the GT200 GPU. Details are all you want I'd say, but unfortunately there's not much to know. According to VR-Zone, GeForce 9900 GTX is to replace 9800 GX2 and this gives us a clue that a single GT200 card will actually outperform a dual G92 card. The story also suggests that the GT200 will still be manufactured by the old 65nm process, and the PCB used for the new cards will probably be P651. The release date for both cards is also said to be in July. I know this comes just a day before April Fools' Day, but the report has been posted all over the web, so we can assume it's fairly legit.

    Source: TweakTown, VR-Zone
     
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    I think I'll get the GTS equivalent when this comes out to replace my current card.
     
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    Wow a 9900GTX to replace a 9800Gx2 thats something to note.. The price of these cards are gonna be an arm and a leg though..
     
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    Too quick.



    Buy 9800GTX... 3 months not including weekends... step up.
     
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    Yeah, supposedly the 9900GTX can out perform a 9800GX2. Now the 9900GT is not so far off from the 8800GT. The only difference is that 3-SLI is enabled on the card. I don't know i think this is sort of like how R580 came out than the R580+ to finish off the lead. They are using the same die size and core as the 9800's right?
     
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    good! There will be some tough competition with ATI 4900s coming out around the same time.
     
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    @Dyno yeah they are the same size 65nm tech..

    Its gonna be some good competition.. i dont know where aTI is getting all this money from though..
     
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    what a dumb company like nvidia ... why buy any of the current gen if this is coming.
     
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    Just to say... these cards are coming out too fast, and the marginal difference and the bragging rights of a new 9xxx card is not worth it in my mind. ATI has still managed to do reasonably well, but they have not come out with a new "4xxx" series card yet. Nvidia needs to learn.
     
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    i agree dont really understand what they where thinking
    unless they are scared of the ati 4000 series...muawhaha....jk
     
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    wow, that is a huge improvement if thats the case.
     
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    They will probbly sell 9900 GTX for $500+ so it's not the same. Anyway when 7950GX2 or specially Radeon X1950 (just to mention a few) launched everybody knew that in few months Nvidia was releasing its 8 series and that didn't prevent people from buying them. In the case of the X1950 there was a difference of only 2 months.
    And they are saying that they are releasing 9900GTX in Q3, that could be 6 months from now and there are always slight delays nowadays so it will probably launch in 7 months from now. That's a lot of time to wait, and in PC hardware if you wait, there will always be something better in the horizon. Wait six months and 9900 GTX will release, but when this one launchs there will be another one prepared for launch in another 6 months...
    It's been different with G80 because Ati had problems with R600 and they had just been bought out, but competition has returned so don't expect another complete year without a launch.
     
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    They're just throwing out new cards left and right:laugh:. I guess they're giving up the 2 core method as well. I'm really excited about the 9900GTX though, sounds it's going to rule:rockout:.


    I wonder if we'll ever see another card under the "Ultra" name though?
     
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    Nvidia is really giving ATI a beating.
     
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    Does releasing more cards in fact mean you win? The 3870 still beats a 9600gt...
     
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    how can you say that when we dont even know how the 4000 series is going to perform...
    im no really loyal to one company over another but you gotta give ati a chance and see what there answer to this is....
     
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    And I wonder what the current 8800's will be priced at, if the cost is reduced again at all. No offense to anyone else, but i am not so hipped on this release unless more info can be given.
     
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    9800gtx should be 8900gtx. This way vendors can sell it to some naive bastards claiming it's near to 9900gtx and keep it's price high. Marketing scam. :shadedshu
     
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    I guess he is taking these specs as reference...

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=56339

    Considering 9900 is 65nm, such a chip will probably sell for $500 the least and that could place it head to head with HD4870 X2 if it launches around the same time.

    True. Same with HD3000. But IMO anyone that spends $200+ on a card not knowing what he is buying, it's not very clever. Today with internet it's really easy to find some reviews. It's your fault if you get cheated. If you want just a card, that's OK you don't need to bother looking for anything, but when you are spending over $200, well...
     
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    Don't worry, there's plenty of stupid people where i come from. Luckily (for me), I'm not one of them. :D Check this out: some 20 miles to south from where I live, in Bosnia&Herzegovina, they still sell PIII(!) as new, entire PC with 64MB ram, TNT2 and 10GB hard drive costs about 100$(!). NEW. Go figure.:twitch:

    Edit: correction, just checked out the prices, make that 140-180$(!). I dunno should I cry or laugh my ass off.
     
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    ive finally found somewhere worse with eletronics prices than Jamaica ...
     
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    assuming that VR-Zone is correct, couldn't it also be released in the last week of September? (Q3)
     
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    :roll::roll::roll:
     
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    Nope.

    The 9600GT is one of the fastest cards on the market, even with only 64 shaders. If Nvidia takes the G94 and doubles the shaders and bus width, they will have a beast of a high-end card.
     
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    jesus... if they double the bus AND the sp's... that would be intense... the g92 is handicapped quite a bit, IMO the 9600GT with 64 sp's performing so well is an indication of just how bad the G92 with 128sp's is handicapped by the other attributes of the g92 cards..
     

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