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February 15, 2007 12:26:17 PM

http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37655

Forgive me for posting a link to the INQ, but I'm going to be highly pissed if they turn out to be right about the prices. I paid $665 for my 8800gtx...granted I got it the day it came out but still. An 8950GX2 for $600 seems like a very good deal. I think it'll give whatever ATI comes out with a run for their money.
February 15, 2007 12:31:54 PM

This sounds pretty weird:

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The current king of the crop, the 8800 GTX will drop in price to $450, while the Geforce 8800 GTS loaded with 640MB of memory stays up in the $400 price range.


Doesn't make sense... nobody would buy a GTS if the GTX was just 50$ more.
February 15, 2007 1:03:20 PM

these are just rumours, they might be true and may not be, besides I told you guys to wait for some time before paying for a G80.
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February 15, 2007 1:10:11 PM

An X2800XTX2?!?! Ati planning on coming out with their own quad crossfire setup, interesting even if it is just a rumor.
February 15, 2007 1:13:25 PM

It happens. Newer and better products are always coming out. As they say, once a product has left R&D and into manufacturing, it is obsolete.

I had the same thing with the 7800GT. I purchased mine just three months of so before the 7900GT came out. A better card at a lesser price.
February 15, 2007 1:16:08 PM

way too fast to release new gpu line...

also... 8900gx2? ouch!
imagine the size of the PCB for two 8800 in one!

also will be really hurting to all the guys who already purchased a gts or a gtx
at the actual premium prices...
February 15, 2007 1:47:44 PM

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http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37655

Forgive me for posting a link to the INQ, but I'm going to be highly pissed if they turn out to be right about the prices. I paid $665 for my 8800gtx...granted I got it the day it came out but still. An 8950GX2 for $600 seems like a very good deal. I think it'll give whatever ATI comes out with a run for their money.


$200 for a 8900GS? That's a bargain and a half. Think that might be the performance sweet spot! You could have SLId 8900GS for the price of one 8800GTS....doesn't seem to make sense.
February 15, 2007 2:13:38 PM

Quote:
http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37655

Forgive me for posting a link to the INQ, but I'm going to be highly pissed if they turn out to be right about the prices. I paid $665 for my 8800gtx...granted I got it the day it came out but still. An 8950GX2 for $600 seems like a very good deal. I think it'll give whatever ATI comes out with a run for their money.


i highly doubt a 8950gx2 however it will serve you right for buying something at such apremium price when it was clearly not needed hell its been out for about 2 months and its still not needed (maybe needed as of tomorrow with supreme commander) new things will always be released things will always get cheaper. will you be pissed off if the r600 is released next month and performs 25% better. i wont because im going to hold out a bit then build when i need to (read crysis or UT3) that way ill be able to be happy in my desicion. untill x2900xtx comes along or barcelona or penryn

my point is we all know what is coming around the corner (bar a couple of surprises like possibly 8950gx2) we all know things will get cheaper. so quit bitching when it happens!!!
February 16, 2007 3:11:53 AM

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Wow, I hope it's true, especially the part about a spring release and the $600 price tag for 8950GX2.

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/7055/geforce_8900gtx_and_8950gx2_pricing_and_information/index.html

Would anybody care to guess what sort of PSU I'd need for a QX6700/8950GX2 setup? Would something like 650W do, for example? Also, would this thing work in the same motherboards as the 8800 GTX, or not really?

Thanks!


650w....depends on what the 12v rails run. I would most likely say yes, but don't expect a whole lot of room to OC. Any OC at all would probably tip the scale. So while I say it is probably going to work, you are working on a very narrow margin. Just my guess though.
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February 16, 2007 3:29:49 AM

Yeah, the Inq has had me salivating these past few days listing those cards and the 6 ATI's. $600 for the top dual gpu models does seem very cheap, but if that's the case I'll have my eye on how the X2800XTX2 performs. I have never spent more than $350 or so on a card for myself, but this generation could just make me blow $500 or more. It's gonna take crysis benchies to convince me though.
February 16, 2007 4:10:28 AM

Oh-my-god.

***falling in love with 8950GX2***

***begins preparations for re-selling his 8800 GTX on eBay***

I wonder which will perform better, the GX2 or 8900 GTX? My sneaking suspicion is that the 8900 GTX will be the better performer.

I'm very happy to see nVidia has a spring line up.
February 16, 2007 4:21:18 AM

I tend to agree. I somewhat doubt the accuracy of the pricing though... there was a different list of prices on some bearpaws Japanese sight that was linked in a different thread. It had the 8800GTX dropping only about $25 I think.

I think we will have to just wait and see.
February 16, 2007 7:32:29 AM

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I'm going to be highly pissed if they turn out to be right about the prices. I paid $665 for my 8800gtx...granted I got it the day it came out but still. An 8950GX2 for $600 seems like a very good deal. I think it'll give whatever ATI comes out with a run for their money.


Early adopters do always pay the price. I managed to restrain myself this time around, mostly as my LCD is limited to 1600 x 1200 and my current card can still handle everything I play at that resolution.

This new lineup looks pretty impressive, but we still don't how the R600 will perform, and then there is still the bigger problem - we still do not know how any of thsese cards performs in true DX10. Everyone (myself included) will be buying one of these choices based on DX9 benchmarks.

Once the cards are out in the public domain, it would be nice to see a efw developers step forward and point out the pros and cons of each solution, however as their publishers will have undoubtedly prepared a script for them promoting one over the other, I doubt it. Maybe Gabe will though.
February 16, 2007 11:31:49 AM

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I'm going to be highly pissed if they turn out to be right about the prices. I paid $665 for my 8800gtx...granted I got it the day it came out but still. An 8950GX2 for $600 seems like a very good deal. I think it'll give whatever ATI comes out with a run for their money.


Early adopters do always pay the price. I managed to restrain myself this time around, mostly as my LCD is limited to 1600 x 1200 and my current card can still handle everything I play at that resolution.

I am in the same board. a 16x12 LCD.... but the 7900GTX keeps pumping out frames at reasonable rates. BF2142 gets a skip now and then, but its still fluid. Now, FEAR drops me down to the 35 range, but that still works.

*waits for R600*


Are we there yet? 8O
February 17, 2007 1:58:11 PM

I'm no green, tree-hugging-hippie, but I read an article about a RTM (at least at the time) benchmark of a reference R600.
Sure it looked impressive and stuff, and... while I own a x1950xtx which I love, I don't really care more for one brand or the other.
What stood out at me was the 230w of power.
230w!
C'mon Nvidia, ATI, you are STILL using 130 and 90nm parts.
Enough with the power hungry.
I don't even want to think what a 8950GX2 will be.
Granted 230w is most definitely an exaggeration, but I checked myself and the x1950xtx draws about 110w itself.
Crazy.
February 17, 2007 2:19:19 PM

Anyone else disapointed that the 8900gtx wont have 1024mb of memory? How much memory are the R600 models supposed to have 512 or 1024?

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On another note, strange how the sheet doesnt include the 320mb GTS, like if they didnt know about it.

February 17, 2007 3:14:35 PM

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C'mon Nvidia, ATI, you are STILL using 130 and 90nm parts.
Enough with the power hungry.
I don't even want to think what a 8950GX2 will be.
Granted 230w is most definitely an exaggeration, but I checked myself and the x1950xtx draws about 110w itself.
Crazy.


8800GTX are 90nm parts and R600 is 80nm as far as I know and the 8900GTX will be 80nm as well.
February 17, 2007 4:47:51 PM

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An X2800XTX2?!?! Ati planning on coming out with their own quad crossfire setup, interesting even if it is just a rumor.
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

yea. there all just rumors. i highly doubt a 8950GX2. the 7950gx2 was a 1 time thing, besides i dont think nvidia will make the same mistake again
February 17, 2007 7:39:46 PM

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An X2800XTX2?!?! Ati planning on coming out with their own quad crossfire setup, interesting even if it is just a rumor.
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

yea. there all just rumors. i highly doubt a 8950GX2. the 7950gx2 was a 1 time thing, besides i dont think nvidia will make the same mistake again

I think alot of the problem with the original GX2 was drivers. nVidia has higher overhead in their drivers weren't all that optimized. Eh, such is life.
February 18, 2007 6:31:32 AM

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An X2800XTX2?!?! Ati planning on coming out with their own quad crossfire setup, interesting even if it is just a rumor.
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

yea. there all just rumors. i highly doubt a 8950GX2. the 7950gx2 was a 1 time thing, besides i dont think nvidia will make the same mistake again

I'm not familiar with the 7950GX2. What is its problems? I thought it was a good card
February 18, 2007 7:00:55 AM

Generated a lot of heat, I think a 7900GTX could beat it, quad SLI was pointless, used lots of energy, price/performance was horrible, you didn't need 1Gb of VRAM. Must I go on?
February 18, 2007 7:24:45 AM

I wouldn't mind getting ahold of any of them, but it sounds like they wouldnt come out till Summber 2007 or further so I'll just get the 8800GTX once it goes slightly down in price :) 
July 13, 2008 5:16:45 PM

I really shouldn't be posting this on such an old topic.

But, for my next upgrade (33% finished) I am planning a 9800GX2.
:na: 
July 13, 2008 5:19:06 PM

lol, a 5 month old topic haha. It the best single slot solution:)  and the strongest single slot.
July 13, 2008 8:35:22 PM

It's actually 1 year and 5 months old =)
July 13, 2008 9:29:41 PM

yes that would be it:)  lol didn't notice the 2007:p 
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