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NVIDIA GT200 : GeForce 9900 GTX & 9900 GT In Q3

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    http://sg.vr-zone.com/articles/NVIDIA_GT200_:_GeForce_9900_GTX_&_9900_GT_In_Q3/5684.html

    No it is not some April Fool jokes. VR-Zone has learned that there will be two high end parts from Nvidia to replace the current GeForce 9800 GX2 and 9800 GTX in Q3. These two parts are GeForce 9900 GTX and GeForce 9900 GT based on the new GT200 architecture. GeForce 9800 GX2 and GTX will have a short lifespan since they will be replaced in a couple of months time. Nvidia has positioned GeForce 9900 GTX to replace 9800 GX2 and this gave a clue that a single GT200 card will actually outperform a dual G92 card. Likewise for GeForce 9900 GT, outperforming and replacing 9800 GTX. CJ revealed to us that Nvidia will have a hard time fitting GT200 onto the PCB since the GPU is gonna be large and very power hungry so we can probably assume it is still 65nm based. The PCB for GT200 will be P651.
     
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    well thats just ghey, the top end of the 9 series will be gt200 thats apparently much faster than the old architecture, but the mid and bottom end of 9 series will be g94 or whatevr else there is
     
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    What did you expect? This happens almost annually with Nvidia, we should expect it by now.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    What the 9 series should have been. G92 should have been the 8900 series.
     
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    i agree
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    they should of had an 8900 line up like they did with 7 series
     
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    This is perfect news for me, I went with a rather cheap system now waiting to build a power house toward the end of the year when SC2 and Fallout 3 come out.
     
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    Definitely, and the 3800 series should have been the 2950 series IMO.
     
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    i thought those things didnt matter?
     
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    They don't, price and performance is all that really matters to me, but since everyone else seems to think the name matters the naming scheme should have been handled better.

    I don't care if they named their card "Big ol' Piece of Shit" I still would buy it if the price was right and it performed.
     
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    IMO the R600 512M GDDR3 should have been called HD2800 XT and R600 1G GDDR4 as HD2800 XTX (though reviews show who the real XTX is :)). And since despite a die-shrink the RV670 is architecturally similar to the R600, it should have been made the HD29xx IMO. But maybe for marketing reasons they deemed the RV670 as a new series the HD3000....in which the GPU is an evolution of the predecessor nonetheless.
     
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    I think ATI did the right thing and go ahead with the 3000 series. The 2900 to a lot of people was a failure and fell below expectations, and at the time everyone was still on the nVidia bandwagon. The 3850 and 3870 when launched were great, nice performance gains, much quieter and cooler than the 2900. It was like someone hit the reset button in the GPU war. I loved most of nVidia's 8000 series because they were so quiet, especially since I used a lot of the older and louder ATI cards before that. The noise levels, price and performance were enough to get me to buy ATI again. I'm not sure ATI would have gotten the same praise and attention if the 3850 & 70 were lumped together with the 2900. This is all my point of view of course, nothing really to do with next generations, performance or hardware. I just think it was a good marketing ploy for them.
     
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    i agree
    the 2900 imo was a big flop, i remember before it came out it was supposed to be at par with the ultra and gtx, but it just wasn't it got way to hot and was really loud...but on the other hand that thing is a benching god!
    the 3000 series cards were quieter and performed better but i don't think it would have really mattered if they were named 2950 or 3870 either way they are still great card no matter what they are named, thats just my 2 cents
     
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    I have a 2900pro in my second pc and when i want to hear a jet engine, i turn the gpu fan to %100.

    Hm 9900.... i have 2 3870x2's on the way ready for crossfire power. I hate nvidia for rushing things. How much faster can this 9900gtx be than the 3870x2 in quad mode!
     
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    Don't hate nvidia for rushing things, those 2x2s aren't going to do too much yet, b/c quad-cf hasn't matured enough yet. You will have an expensive space taker for a while. Both companies rush to compete, and the prices get cheaper, and those who wait reap the benifits.
     
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    Well.... when you think of how new it is, your right :) :toast:
     
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    same here bud...2 3870X2's on the way!
    i cant wait till the driver mature!
    but when they do its G.O. :rockout:
     
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    more like the 2905 lol 50 implies more performance than the previous line. not better at low resolutions but worse at high ones.
     
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    The who what and where?
     

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