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Old May 6, 2008, 11:08 PM
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Default Is HWC going to review a 9800GX2?

I am looking forward to seeing a review on the 9800GX2 from Hardware Canucks. Sure, I've seen several reviews on it already, but they just don't have the depth of a good HWC review. Unfortunately, one of my favorite features of HWC's video card reviews, the fitting and testing of a Thermalright heatsink, won't be happening with this card. Nothing out there for it other than waterblocks I've enjoyed mine for the last three weeks since I upgraded from an 8800GTX. Yes, I know the 9900 is just around the corner, but the GX2 is available now. Let's hear what HWC thinks about the GX2
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Old May 7, 2008, 04:44 AM
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A review of the ASUS 9800GX2 TOP will be posted next week. It will be pitted against the HD3870X2, a stock 9800GX2 (from EVGA), a 9800GTX and an 8800GTX.

Since I have changed the ultra-high end video card review format about three times in the last four weeks it has been pushed back a bit but it is finally coming together.
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Old May 7, 2008, 06:19 AM
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Cool!
Iíd really like to see a comparison of those three 9800GX2, 9800GTX and a 8800GTX.
Iím really undecided on what my new card will be, I want performance but not a second mortgage.
Since Iím not buying till later this summer, its likely Iíll wait and see what the new 9900ís are like
come July before deciding. The latest greatest, or a lower priced previous generation.
The age-old computer dilemma.

(Iím thinking Crysis at 1920 on high)
8800GTX seems old now, but still seems perform well against the newer 98ís
9800GX2 is getting a little past my semi-sane budget, but has the performance level Iím looking for.
9800GTX looks good, but only has 512M memory, which I think limits it for high resolution games.
Yep, Iím biased, I donít like ATI , Itíll take a real blow-out to make me switch back again.

HWC, :help:
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Old May 7, 2008, 07:13 AM
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Since there is a new WHQL Nvidia driver (FINALLY) I have had to ditch all my testing I did over the last few weeks :(

However, this will allow me to jump on the new format for the GPU reviews right away with the inclusion of 3DMar06 at different resolutions as well as the addition of the OpenGL Fur benchmark (maybe) and ET: Quake Wars.
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Old May 7, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Since there is a new WHQL Nvidia driver (FINALLY) I have had to ditch all my testing I did over the last few weeks :(

However, this will allow me to jump on the new format for the GPU reviews right away with the inclusion of 3DMar06 at different resolutions as well as the addition of the OpenGL Fur benchmark (maybe) and ET: Quake Wars.
Gotta check that out!!! I can't believe there hasn't been a new driver for the 8800 series cards since last year.
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Cwap... got all excited and there's still nothing since december. :(
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Old May 7, 2008, 10:58 AM
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XP: GeForce Release 174
Vista32: GeForce Release 174
Vista64: GeForce Release 174

All dated April 1, 2008, and WHQL.
Guru3D has the newer May releases (Beta): download from Guru3D.com

Nothing new for 8800 series and below though...
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I think the 174s are only for certain cards. They don't come up when I go through the Nvidia site for my 8800GTS.
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PLease see my post here: Nvidia 173.63 WHQL for 6/7/8/9 Series Cards
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I just got the PNY one! Crazy sale! http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1001
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