Wednesday, March 12th 2008

GeForce 9800 GX2 Goes on Sale

NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card is now available to pre-order from shopblt.com, for a price of $598.41. Although the release date is still unconfirmed, the site has an estimated time of arrival as 03-22-2008, which could well be the official launch day. The actual card being listed is from PNY Technologies, although no extra details are given.
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85 Comments on GeForce 9800 GX2 Goes on Sale

#1
jbunch07
farlex85 said:
Well, theoretically, this card should top all others. The gts 512 is the fastest single card available (excluding ultras of course), and if you slap 2 together.........

It remains to be seen whether the drivers will make this possible. This is a high price, but if the card performs like it should, it seems about right.

If it doesn't perform like it should, the price will most likely go down to <$500. As long as people don't buy it just for the name that is.
the sad thing is some people will buy it just because of the name, i guess thats what nvidia is counting on
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#2
intel igent
jbunch07 said:
thats what i was thinking...i think they guys at nvidia got just a little to big headed over the past few years
a little? :laugh:
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#3
farlex85
jbunch07 said:
the sad thing is some people will buy it just because of the name, i guess thats what nvidia is counting on
Yeah I think so your right, and when I said the price sounds about right if it performs well, I didn't mean fair. 2 GTS 512 will run you a little over $500, so the gx2 should be around that price right. No, nvidia is counting on this card being the top dog, and as such will charge whatever they want for it.

Thing is, I'm wondering if the drives do work correctly, wouldn't those be roughly the same drivers needed to run 2 gts 512 in SLI. Because if those two options perform equally, it would be the one time that sli is actually more practical than a better single......:laugh:
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#4
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
flashstar said:
For this price, the 9800GX2 better beat the 3870x2 in benchmarks and in games by a good percent. From the early test results, I'm not sure that it can pull that off however.
Agreed, considerably faster otherwise IMO it will not sell much, Top end cards only make up for about 5% of sales anyways but if top end pricey cards struggle to compete then they will struggle to make just 5%.
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#5
strick94u
not pricey at all I once paid 250 to upgrade 1 meg vram on a pc :laugh:
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#6
DOM
Package / Shipping Information:
Length: 13.50
Width: 11.50
Weight: 9.00 lbs. :wtf: that's one big brick :laugh:

you can get a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3870 X2 for like $418 with MIR and S/H
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#7
strick94u
farlex85 said:
Well, theoretically, this card should top all others. The gts 512 is the fastest single card available (excluding ultras of course), and if you slap 2 together.........

It remains to be seen whether the drivers will make this possible. This is a high price, but if the card performs like it should, it seems about right.

If it doesn't perform like it should, the price will most likely go down to <$500. As long as people don't buy it just for the name that is.
339+230 = 569 hey I got a bargin on my 2 gts 512's :laugh:
shoot me please
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#8
MikeJeng
$600 bucking dollars?!!!



SLI 8800GTS' 512 are only around $400.
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#9
asb2106
flashstar said:
For this price, the 9800GX2 better beat the 3870x2 in benchmarks and in games by a good percent. From the early test results, I'm not sure that it can pull that off however.
based on single GPU comparisons, it should kill the x2, but nvidia doesnt scale as well at xfire does, Im saying this based on past experiences, it could destroy the x2 - we could only hope!
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#10
asb2106
MikeJeng said:
$600 bucking dollars?!!!



SLI 8800GTS' 512 are only around $400.
i would like to see where you are getting your GTS from. After mail ins the best price is about 240, if ur lucky
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#11
calvary1980
MikeJeng said:
$600 bucking dollars?!!!



SLI 8800GTS' 512 are only around $400.
yes but that is 4 expansion slots, sli is more like a 25% increase it wont be 100% for years.

- Christine
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#12
asb2106
calvary1980 said:
it wont be 100% for years.

- Christine
if it ever will be.....
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#13
ShadowFold
If anything crossfire will hit 100% first because right now I think they have 60~80% right now witch is pretty good.
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#14
AsRock
TPU addict
Think i'd buy 2 3870's x2's if i was going buy. If there option comes in the next year or so i'll wait till R700 or higher anyways.
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#15
DarkMatter
I can't believe this price. Most sources claimed <$500 as the price tag and the card won't cost more than 2 8800 GTS. It doesn' make sense. I am not aware of how happened in the rest of the world, but here 7950 GX2 sold for about €600, but some stores sold them for as much as €900 in the same time period. This could very well be the case. Not to mention that many sites and forums must be talking about this.

"Ups!! We listed the card by mistake..." $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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#16
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
there are so many choices for graphics cards it's just silly to sift through all the information before buying one. i wish it were as easy as entering some basic info into a big ass data chart. like you could enter your CPU model and how much ram you have running and what speed it is and how big your PSU is and what your budget is. then you enter what FPS you want to play crysis at and it will figure out which GPU is right for yoU!!!
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#17
asb2106
Easy Rhino said:
there are so many choices for graphics cards it's just silly to sift through all the information before buying one. i wish it were as easy as entering some basic info into a big ass data chart. like you could enter your CPU model and how much ram you have running and what speed it is and how big your PSU is and what your budget is. then you enter what FPS you want to play crysis at and it will figure out which GPU is right for yoU!!!
if only
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#18
DOM
for crysis its got to be NVIDIA as they pay it to be better on there cards
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#19
[I.R.A]_FBi
DOM_ATI_X800XL_PCI-E said:
for crysis its got to be NVIDIA as they pay it to be better on there cards
can i cosign that?
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
KainXS said:
this card is an absolute rip off, go buy 2 9600GT/8800GTs instead

the only aftermaket cooling is watercooling
the only aftermarket cooling AT THE MOMENT is water. It always takes time for coolers to catch up.

I'd love to run two 8800GT's... pray tell, how do i make them work in a crossfire board?
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#21
sam0t
intel igent said:
ALL ABOARD!
Ahoy, maiden voyage of 9800GTX Titanic edition shipping out..

So it really seems Nvidia countered 38xx series with their next generation and now they are just branding it again.
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#22
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I'll take 3 please
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#23
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
[I.R.A]_FBi said:
so nvidia bought tickets to teh failboat? first class!
:roll: Yes looks like it.

Even if it's faster than the HD3870 X2, it would still make a bad buy for its price considering you're getting them (HD3870 X2) for as low as $429.99 +sh these days.

DaMulta said:
I'll take 3 please
Won't work in tri-SLI though.
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#24
zOaib
WarEagleAU said:
I dont care how powerful the ultra card was, it didnt warrant the almost $1000.00 price tag nvidia and its AIB partners gave it. This being said, its only like what, about $100.00 more than the hd3870x2? If the performance delta is low (and preliminaries I believe showed it below the hdx2) then nvidia will have a huge disappointment on their hands...
at 589-600 range its 160-170 dollars more epxensive than a hd 3870 x2 ................. newegg currently selling hd 3870 x2 for 429.99 .
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#25
TooFast
3870 X2 + A 3870 For Just About The Same Price
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