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Old November 14, 2008, 12:57 AM
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How unfortunate for you my friend as for myself Vanilla GTX280 for Vanilla GTX280 a la 55nm

Honestly that blows especially since you paid more. I stopped all that after spending close $600+ on my 8800GT Akimbo SLI setup and getting back a heartbreaking $200 after I sold them both.

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Old November 14, 2008, 05:09 AM
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If you read the whole article, it is impossible to expect the 55nm consumer cards to launch next week.
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Old November 14, 2008, 05:16 AM
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If you read the whole article, it is impossible to expect the 55nm consumer cards to launch next week.
I assume they put the 55nm in a Quadro card to test the yields and fix any issues before they start selling consumer 55nm cards ?
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Old November 14, 2008, 05:54 AM
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I assume they put the 55nm in a Quadro card to test the yields and fix any issues before they start selling consumer 55nm cards ?
It would make sense especially considering the yields for the 55nm G92 cards were shit. So much so that it is still impossible to find a 55nm 9800GT.
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Old November 14, 2008, 05:57 AM
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Didn't realize that it's hard to find 55nm 9800GT so that's a very plausible guess :)
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Old November 14, 2008, 06:06 AM
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I hope this is true I'll hold off getting a GTX 260 until more news comes out.
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Old November 14, 2008, 07:29 AM
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Didn't realize that it's hard to find 55nm 9800GT so that's a very plausible guess :)
Look at our 9800GT Roundup. No 55nm cards at all.
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Old November 14, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Honestly that blows especially since you paid more. I stopped all that after spending close $600+ on my 8800GT Akimbo SLI setup and getting back a heartbreaking $200 after I sold them both.
I hear you...8800GTX = $565 / Sold to Jay 51 = $150.....ouch!

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If you read the whole article, it is impossible to expect the 55nm consumer cards to launch next week.
Their is quite a bit of "scuttle butt" rumors and such flying around on the Evga Web Site, surprisingly it is coming from Moderators...next week..is a "rumor"....no confirmation. Both new 55nm Cards (270 / 290) "rumored" to be quite a bit cooler then previous Cards with better OC'ing cpapbilities....we'll see.
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Old November 15, 2008, 11:42 AM
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Maybe in the next 4 weeks then?

Either way it would be nice if Nvidia announced release dates well ahead of time like Intel does. That way people buying cards can plan their purchase a bit better rather than being caught buying an older card and a few weeks later having a better model for a similar price.

Nvidia certainly knows how to wind its customers up with endless refreshes-I guess they're trying to milk the step-up programs.

In the last 12 months-

Mid range: 8800GTS to 8800GTS more stream processors to 8800GT followed by 8800GTS 512 then 9800GTX shortly after (for similar price) to 9800GTX+,
forgot the 9800GT

High end: 8800GTX and ultra to GTX260 to GTX260 core 216 (within a few months of each other), now GTX 270 and GTX290 to replace the GTX 260's and GTX290 after only 4 months.

Not to mention the endless amount of incremental overclocked versions.
I'm sure the GTX270 and 290 will be great cards though........

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Old November 15, 2008, 11:58 AM
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Nvidia certainly knows how to wind its customers up with endless refreshes-I guess they're trying to milk the step-up programs.

In the last 12 months-

Mid range: 8800GTS to 8800GTS more stream processors to 8800GT followed by 8800GTS 512 then 9800GTX shortly after (for similar price) to 9800GTX+,
forgot the 9800GT

High end: 8800GTX and ultra to GTX260 to GTX260 core 216 (within a few months of each other), now GTX 270 and GTX290 to replace the GTX 260's and GTX290 after only 4 months.

Not to mention the endless amount of incremental overclocked versions.
I'm sure the GTX270 and 290 will be great cards though........

You forgot...between 880 GTX / Ultra and GTX 2xx Series...the 9800GX2!

Really, I've been purchasing nVidia for the last 4 yrs and it is the consumers responsibility to "stay-up" on the specifications of any or all Cards in which you're considering to purchase. If your going to dump between $350 - $550 on a GPU, ....research it!
I'm glad that nVidia is pumping out a wide variety of Cards for the simple reason it keeped ATI on thier toes, which in turn means more variety of mid to high end Cards @ more reasonable prices.
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