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GeForce 9800 GX2 Goes on Sale

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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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Looks like the Inquire was right about it being expensive
 

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8800 Ultras were $800 when they came out.
 
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I guess the 9800GTS and 9800GTX will be in the $375 $450 range :(

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This is kinda nuts considering there are no reviews yet. Where are they?
 
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makes you wonder how much eVGA or Zotac will be charging. I bet people will love XFX rebates now..

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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.
 
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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

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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.

a good percent like 55
 
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8800 Ultras were $800 when they came out.
The 8800 Ultra was the most powerful card by both companies and ATI had nothing to compete with it for a very long time...so they could get away with that pricing knowing enthusiasts who don't care about money would be all over it. From some early numbers we've seen it seems that the 3870 X2 will top the 9800 GX2, and obviously its priced less. The 9800 GTX doesn't seem very impressive either, in my opinion the only card that is great for its price right now is the 9600 GT, which I may choose to get myself soon. XFX dropped its prices and its now $149.99 after rebate.
 
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This is kinda nuts considering there are no reviews yet. Where are they?
hanging out in nVidia's R&D department . . . the good reviews won't be released until the good drivers are



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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...
 
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this card is an absolute rip off, go buy 2 9600GT/8800GTs instead

the only aftermaket cooling is watercooling
 
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lol at the price. You can now get 8800GTs for 200-210 bucks. That's only 400 or so for SLI that will be faster. Lame-o-rama. This card needs to be $375, then reduce all of the others real cheap b/c I love the GTS 512 :)
 

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not quite sure y nvidia thinks they can get away with that price
 

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nVidia is still behaving like ATI is far behind, someone needs to send them a 3870 X2 to play with and realize that this card is priced completely wrong.
 
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nVidia is still behaving like ATI is far behind, someone needs to send them a 3870 X2 to play with and realize that this card is priced completely wrong.
thats what i was thinking...i think they guys at nvidia got just a little to big headed over the past few years