Tuesday, April 1st 2008

New Club 3D 9800 GTX Launched

The graphics card specialist Club 3D has increased the product range of high-end graphic cards by launching the GeForce 9800 GTX. Powered by the latest NVIDIA G92 chipset, the Club 3D 9800 GTX (CGNX-X982DD) graphic card raises the performance bar by enabling full-throttle lifelike game play and offering to everyone extreme HD gaming and a first-class entertainment experience.

Key features:
  • NVIDIA Pure Video HD
  • Full HDCP Support
  • Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support
  • OpenGL 2.1 Optimization and Support
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support
  • 3-way NVIDIA SLI Technology
3-way NVIDIA SLI TechnologyIndustry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 4-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering), for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.

NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

Dual Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

Intelligent Cooling
For optimal reliability, lifespan and ergonomics, Club 3D implements an intelligent Cooling system, that measures temperature to calculate the right fan speed. This will lower the fanspeed when not running 3D applications.Source: Club 3D
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So the 9800 GTX is officially launched?

How are they pricing it?
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In the U.K. they're found under 200 GBP, which is about 400 USD (though that doesn't mean American businesses will sell them at such). The GTS 512 can be found for about 150GBP. Personally I think these prices are great.

The 8800 GTS 640 was upwards of 300 GBP even months after it launched and hovered around 220-250 until late late 2007, and the GTX sitting at 315-400 GBP (ya...that's bad) along side it.

Here we have better performance, better tech and revisions for almost half the price, and in some cases less.

EDIT: Looking around again, I've found a lot of places still selling the 8800 GTX at the same price as the 9800 GTX. While waiting for some time after a new product emerges, in order to get a cheaper price, is a rule of thumb, it might be worth possibly paying a little more now, to avoid the risk of the prices on the 9800s shooting up once the 8800 has gone EOL and the stock has been near sold out. At that point, they can send the prices up.
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