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
AsRock
TPU addict
Mussels said:
i have OCZ coffee cups and T-shirts....
We all know a OCZ cup would pawn a Nv cup anyday.. :nutkick:
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#2
candle_86
no, my cup is a god, ill take a pic later for yall
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
candle_86 said:
no, my cup is a god, ill take a pic later for yall
my cup has bigger friends than yours.
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#4
MarcusTaz
9800GX2 owned by 8800GT in SLI
Written by Lars-Göran Nilsson
Friday, 14 March 2008 08:08


Updated: (Not) Tested by German site

It seems like you can't trust German hardware publications these days, as it turns out that the numbers are either from a pair of manually clocked 8800GTS cards, or they might possibly have been found somewhere online. Thanks to the readers that pointed this out.

ComputerBase.de has some benchmark numbers on what is meant to be the not-so-mighty 9800GX2. From the numbers they've compiled, it looks like the 9800GX2 will be the worst value card from Nvidia in the history of the company.

It's getting its backside handed to itself by a pair of 8800GT cards in SLI in every test apart from Crysis and it never beats the pair of 8800GTS cards. Even a single 8800 Ultra beats it in World in Conflict. It looks like Nvidia has a lot of driver tuning to do before this mighty, overpriced, door stop of a card will perform anywhere near to the expectations people have for it.

Nvidia seems to have something of a PR nightmare on its hands here, and we wonder how they'll manage to turn this one around. Some new drivers might convince people otherwise, but this takes time, although it is entierly possible that Nvidia is holding onto these until the launch day.

You can check out the numbers here:

http://www.computerbase.de/news/hardware/grafikkarten/nvidia/2008/februar/benchmarks_bilder_geforce_9800_gx2/


Source: Fudzilla

I wil stick with ATI ah thank you... :rockout:
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#5
DarkMatter
MarcusTaz said:
9800GX2 owned by 8800GT in SLI
Written by Lars-Göran Nilsson
Friday, 14 March 2008 08:08


Updated: (Not) Tested by German site

It seems like you can't trust German hardware publications these days, as it turns out that the numbers are either from a pair of manually clocked 8800GTS cards, or they might possibly have been found somewhere online. Thanks to the readers that pointed this out.

ComputerBase.de has some benchmark numbers on what is meant to be the not-so-mighty 9800GX2. From the numbers they've compiled, it looks like the 9800GX2 will be the worst value card from Nvidia in the history of the company.

It's getting its backside handed to itself by a pair of 8800GT cards in SLI in every test apart from Crysis and it never beats the pair of 8800GTS cards. Even a single 8800 Ultra beats it in World in Conflict. It looks like Nvidia has a lot of driver tuning to do before this mighty, overpriced, door stop of a card will perform anywhere near to the expectations people have for it.

Nvidia seems to have something of a PR nightmare on its hands here, and we wonder how they'll manage to turn this one around. Some new drivers might convince people otherwise, but this takes time, although it is entierly possible that Nvidia is holding onto these until the launch day.

You can check out the numbers here:

http://www.computerbase.de/news/hardware/grafikkarten/nvidia/2008/februar/benchmarks_bilder_geforce_9800_gx2/


Source: Fudzilla

I wil stick with ATI ah thank you... :rockout:
Based on what? I mean based on what in that article. Did you read the update? It's everything false.
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#6
xfire
Only trust TPU's reviews :rockout:
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#7
newconroer
intel igent said:
damn thats expensive!

reminds me of when i bought my x850pe and paid $749 + tax :nutkick:

seems like Nvidia is still gouging cash from their customers, thankfully ATI is smarter :)

still curious as to how it will perform

:toast:
Smarter? Because they put out one or two somewhat decent performing (comparative) products, and then a few 'cheapos?,' while their competitor puts out a whole range of cards, where even some of the weaker ones give the ATI 'big dawgs' a run for their money?

ATi's strategy of targetting the 'casual' consumer is back-firing. They have only place to make a niche in the market, and that is with OEM machines, until they release a truly BETTER architecture, otherwise, they're just lagging behind, snatching up whatever scraps are left over.

Consumers are fickle, and even 'fan boys,' get the message eventually.
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#8
das müffin mann
Mussels said:
my cup has bigger friends than yours.

god thats a beautiful monitor gota love samsung, and thats a nice cup to
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#9
asb2106
das müffin mann said:
god thats a beautiful monitor gota love samsung, and thats a nice cup to
its a nice monitor - but all the size in the world doesnt make up for the lackin rez!! I dont know if I would like 13x7. For games and TV and movies, it would be sweet. but for regular computing, it would drive me nuts!!!
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
asb2106 said:
its a nice monitor - but all the size in the world doesnt make up for the lackin rez!! I dont know if I would like 13x7. For games and TV and movies, it would be sweet. but for regular computing, it would drive me nuts!!!
thats what i thought, but it is still 1024x768 only wider. I mean i did use a 156" CRT for nearly ten years...

two things that made me use this on the main rig

#1. 1366x768 is OWNED by a GTX. no matter what i do, i get awesome FPS.
#2. its a true 8 bit panel - the quality is great and even tho its specs are technically worse than my 22" samsung everything just looks clearer and more fluid


#2.a i've had lots of OCZ caffeine, so it may just be that.
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