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Nvidia burning some bridges

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March 14, 2008 1:29:12 PM

Wow, don't plan on SLI support with Intel chips for a while. What is going on at Nvidia? They are on the attack but would anyone trust these numbers?









http://www.nordichardware.com/news,7507.html

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March 14, 2008 1:57:20 PM

Nvidia not giving up license for SLI because they would like to stay in the chipset business. Those slides are great more people should look at them before they recommend quad cores for everyone. All hail the GPU. And yes I trust the numbers. I remember Toms did an article where an 8800gtx paired with an ATI dual-core 3800 smoked an 8800GTS 640 with a high end Intel chip. The article was shortly buried thereafter and followed up with an aritcle like "You need best CPU for 8800GTX". One of the most fishiest occurences here.
March 14, 2008 2:14:24 PM

Yeah I think those statements complaining about dual-gpu solutions was because they are having such a hard time with getting good drives for them.
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March 14, 2008 3:10:05 PM

I thought those comments were made more towards the dual PCB design of the GX2. Maybe I'm wrong. Either way it's going to be an interesting year for graphics cards.
March 14, 2008 3:22:41 PM

looks like sli'ed 9800 GTX will own crysis with 4 AA but wouldnt a 9800 GX2 have equal or slightly less persformance? and if so wouldnt a 9800 GX2 just be 100 times smarter to buy than the 9800 GTX sli?
March 14, 2008 3:54:40 PM

yeah nvidia is burning bridges alright by continuing to charge $600-$700 bucks for a 9800gx2 that's only gonna get you 30% better performance!

would be nice if they would be a little more competitive with pricing high-end GPU's instead of burning those bridges with the consumer!

$500 should be tops. at least that would put it close to the 3870x2 in pricing and that would be fair!
a c 172 Î Nvidia
March 14, 2008 4:19:48 PM

chaosgs said:
looks like sli'ed 9800 GTX will own crysis with 4 AA but wouldnt a 9800 GX2 have equal or slightly less persformance? and if so wouldnt a 9800 GX2 just be 100 times smarter to buy than the 9800 GTX sli?

Nooo, remember the 7950GX2 [:mousemonkey:4], you may then need to join the foreign legion if only to forget. :lol: 
March 14, 2008 4:35:54 PM

It's looking like 9800GTX SLI FTW.
March 14, 2008 4:46:47 PM

According to the chart a 9800GTX will be $350? That's not too shabby for a new release. Now the x2 should probably not be twice as much but hey if you don't like it, don't buy it. I know i won't be!
a c 83 Î Nvidia
a b Ý World of Warcraft
March 14, 2008 5:26:38 PM

31 FPS on Crysis @ 1920 x 1200 with a $360 video card investment doesn't look to bad to me.....plus you get $20 off at newegg if ya buy two of em.

http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/Nvidia_GeForce_9600...

At 1920 x 1200, the 9600 GT looks like a far better buy than the 3870.
a c 172 Î Nvidia
March 14, 2008 5:29:51 PM

[:mousemonkey:2] How much will the 9800GT be though?, and what will they perform like in Sli?
Two 9800GT's cheaper than one 9800GX2 and yet able to hand it it's arse in the benchmark arena?
March 14, 2008 5:30:23 PM

Somehow I don't quite believe that a 9800 GTX would sell for $350. That price just seems way to cheap, especially considering what a 8800 GTX sells for over $400, and its over a year old now. Then again, maybe Nvidia is getting so desperatate its willing to cut its own throat.
March 14, 2008 5:40:20 PM

I hope the new GTX is that cheap... I'm getting one if its less than £250 and beats an O.C 8800GTS.
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