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Old April 4, 2008, 12:07 AM
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don't get too attached to these low prices. remember that there hasn't been a major advancement in gfx cards in nearly a year and a half so these prices are right in line with what you'd expect based on the performance. in june, i believe, you'll see the return of the $600 gfx card.
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don't get too attached to these low prices. remember that there hasn't been a major advancement in gfx cards in nearly a year and a half so these prices are right in line with what you'd expect based on the performance. in june, i believe, you'll see the return of the $600 gfx card.
Yes, I know what you are saying. In my opinion, those who are purchasing a 9800GTX or an 8800GT/GTS 512 today to replace something older than the first-generation 8800 are getting a good value, and some bang for the buck. I have paid a lot more for lesser cards, like $500 for an ATI 9800 Pro. And as much or more for many others, like the 6800 Ultra, 1900XTX, etc. But that was then.
I bought an 8800 GTS 640 when they first came out, and it was a great card. When I upgraded from that to an 8800GT, then a GTS 512, it was obvious that these cards are more of a refresh to the 8800's of a year and a half ago. Not really much difference in performance between the cards. Certainly nothing like going from a 7900 to an 8800 was.
To me, the 9800 GX2 is not all that impressive as it's just more of the same, doubled-up in an expensive sandwich.
Nvidia has yet to spring their new uber-card on us, but certainly the 9900 GTX or whatever it will be called will be a new core. And priced accordingly.
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True enough.

The pricing of these cards is probably about mid-range, as is their performance compared to what is to come.
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I think a more reasonable naming scheme would have been:

9600 GT = 8900 GS
8800 GT = 8900 GT
8800 GTS 512MB = 8900 GTS
9800 GTX = 8900 GTX
9800 GX2 = 8900 GX2

Similar to what they did with the 7800/7900 cards.

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Rumor has it that some of these 8-series cards will be transfered piecemeal to the 9-series with additional HDMI and HybridPower support. 8800GT with native HDMI + Hybridpower = 9800GT ????? If so it really makes you wonder...
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ya, i have to say, nvidia is pretty retarded with their naming structure.

retro, i hope you sold off those other video cards for around what you paid for them. that's some serious video card upgrading. i guess i'm not one to talk as i went from an x800xtpe to a x1900xtx to a x1950xtx in about 4 months. lol.
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I got this card yesterday and I notice quite a bit of an improvement in games. I do not have any numbers, but the difference is pretty obvious (coming from 8800GTS 640)

Anyhow, I have only had one issue with this card, and I think one of the members here also experienced it with his 9800GX2. The clips on the HX620 will NOT fit these cards unless you either remove the shroud or cut the clips, I had to cut the clips. This is because the corsair's clips are bigger than the slots, and are off centered. (This only applied to the 6+2 cables)

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God DAMN. Not ANOTHER Nvidia graphics card with this problem...
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Old April 5, 2008, 10:42 AM
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ya, i have to say, nvidia is pretty retarded with their naming structure.

retro, i hope you sold off those other video cards for around what you paid for them. that's some serious video card upgrading. i guess i'm not one to talk as i went from an x800xtpe to a x1900xtx to a x1950xtx in about 4 months. lol.
Heh, that beats my record
I build systems and do upgrades for friends and co-workers as a hobby in addition to my own addiction. So I am always able to find an eager buyer for my previous cards. I don't make any money selling them, but at least they go to a good home. I plan to keep the 8800GTS 512 for a few more months at least. Until the 9900's start talking to me (buy me, you need an upgrade..............)
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What kind of heat dissipation will this card have?
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