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Old June 19, 2008, 12:00 AM
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Default NVIDIA To Release GeForce 9800 GTX+ Graphics Card

TweakTown is reporting that NVIDIA will be releasing a new GeForce 9800 series model, the brilliantly named GeForce 9800 GTX+.

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“The GeForce 9800 GTX+ takes the highly efficient G92-based GeForce 9800 GTX and offers unbeatable value for value conscious gamers."
Key product points:

  • GeForce 9800 GTX+ is the best single card price/performance at $229; the original GeForce 9800 GTX will transition to $199
  • Processor clock of 1836MHz and graphics clock of 738MHz
  • GeForce PhysX support! World’s only physics API for both the CPU and the GPU!
  • Support for CUDA-based applications, including Folding@Home and Badaboom video transcoding applications.
  • Support for 2-way and 3-way SLI
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Old June 19, 2008, 01:25 AM
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PC Perspective is reporting that the 9800GTX+ is in fact the G92b, which is basically the G92 architecture shrunk to 55nm.




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Looks like someone is a bit afraid of what ATI is bringing...
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Sweeeeeeeeeet. I really really hope we see some goodness from ATI.
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Wow. you need to take a top card, cut the price down, shrink the die, and clock it a little to compete with AMD's midrange GPU :P Sad round for Nvidia
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You see I think nvidia has been actually sitting on their bottoms building sentries rather than R&D. ATI knew they had to improve something, and it looks like they certainly did! I still want to see the price/performance of the GTX 260 though. That might even be a choice for me.
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You see I think nvidia has been actually sitting on their bottoms building sentries rather than R&D. ATI knew they had to improve something, and it looks like they certainly did! I still want to see the price/performance of the GTX 260 though. That might even be a choice for me.
4850 is about even with the 260 (even beating it in some games) and thats just the 4850. The 4870 should beat it in everything.
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I agree. Besides, this card is s joke. How much more milking is Nvidia going to do with the G92 core before they let it die. I feel sorry for the fools who will run out and buy this.
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This move is kind of awkward in my opinion. I mean, faster = better, but I think Nvidia forgot something, there consumers. I can't imagine all the people who bought the 9800GTX that are furious right now. I mean, the 9800GTX was around 449 - 500$ when it was launch 2 months ago. Now your redesigning the video card (same model) and release it half the price. Seriously Nvidia did the best move on performance level, but consumer level... ish.

For people who didn't buy a new recent card, this card is really good. But again 150$ vs. 220$ = 70$ which is lot of money for people who wants a good card a cheap price. Nvidia are really scare of ATI right now and you can feel it. On the other hand, ATI did the right thing by waiting and not cracking under the pressure. With the pre-release of the 9 series, they didn't forced their 4 series out yet, they waited. Also, they focus on the consumer, meaning they know that a small fraction of the people will buy high card.

ATI has my thumbs up right now, as for Nvidia on this move, really good on the technical level, bad against their popularity and consumers.
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ATI absolutely has my thumbs up as well at this time. I just read a review for the 4850 on extremetech and it is looking great. Can't wait to see what the 4870 can bring.
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