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Wheres the 9800GTX?

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March 27, 2008 4:16:01 AM

I know theirs not much excitement going about for this card, though I am really interested in how well the card overclocks. I was under the assumption that the 9800GTX was going to be released this Tuesday and it is now Wednesday. Can anyone enlighten me on the situation or direct me to any reviews where the cards overclocking capabilities are tested? Thanks

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March 27, 2008 4:22:26 AM

Hmmm I am not sure where it is, maybe it was delayed one more week ?
And although there is not way too much excitement about this card, I have seen some benchmarks where it competes and even BEATS the GX2 in certain scenarios. For a 350 dollar price tag that is certainly a bargain. Also, I am sure it will scale well in SLi like other 9 series cards are doing.
March 27, 2008 4:59:20 AM

nVidia is too busy wonder what their future holds.

And so far all hands appear to be the grim reaper.
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March 27, 2008 5:28:25 AM

Nvidia has to peel off all the 8800GTS stickers off the cards and put the 9800GTX ones on. (just kidding)
That's what it seems like though.
March 27, 2008 6:05:11 AM

No, Nvidia's just holding the 9800gtx until they can gear up a quad SLI system with a $250 Nvidia chipset board and one of those fantastic Via CPU's (just kidding).

Yes, I thought they'd be out by now too. I have my GPU for the rest of the year, but I was still curious about benchies.

Maybe it performs too closely to the 9800gx2 and they're still trying to move that dual PCB monstrosity? (not kidding).
March 27, 2008 7:30:35 AM

I believe there was an announcement that they were delayed for one week till April the 1st... queue nearly as many jokes as nintendo calling a console the wii...
March 27, 2008 7:35:12 AM

Its a stategy move by Nvidia like yipsl said it probably will perform close to the GX2 but with a 350 price tag and nobody will buy the GX2 which will be bad business for them so it makes sense for them to hold it off and flog 500 dollar gpus to us
March 27, 2008 8:28:36 AM

random1283 said:
Its a stategy move by Nvidia like yipsl said it probably will perform close to the GX2 but with a 350 price tag and nobody will buy the GX2 which will be bad business for them so it makes sense for them to hold it off and flog 500 dollar gpus to us


I dont buy that at all, I really would love to believe that the 9800gtx will be that good but at the moment its looking very likelly that the 9800gtx is a 8800gts 512 overclock...

Ive read 3 or 4 announcements like this one :-

http://www.fpslabs.com/news/nvidia-geforce-9800gtx-on-a...

I believe that they are delaying the release to make the tri-sli drivers work decently enough, as tri-sli appears to be the 9800gtxs main selling point...
March 27, 2008 9:47:56 AM

It's out on April 1st.
March 27, 2008 10:41:37 AM

Well i can almost guarantee that 3x 9800GTX will work on par if not better then 2x 9800GX2. I'm guessing we will see these as low as 300 in the first week from manufactures such as MSI. I been thinking though wouldn't it be a smarter idea to have tri sli connectors on all cards that are above ~150 or so? I mean it would cost nvidia virtually nothing to do and im sure it would increase sales much more, the uneducated consumer believes more in quantity over quality so I don't see why they only do this for their very "high" end.
March 27, 2008 12:02:37 PM

satanpro said:
It's out on April 1st.

I can see those April fools reviews now: "In a surprising turn of events, Nvidia has included 384 stream processors and a 512bit memory bus on the 9800GTX, giving us all the power we need to run Crysis on the highest settings." :lol: 
March 27, 2008 1:03:23 PM

homerdog said:
I can see those April fools reviews now: "In a surprising turn of events, Nvidia has included 384 stream processors and a 512bit memory bus on the 9800GTX, giving us all the power we need to run Crysis on the highest settings [in SLI]." :lol: 

Editorial made to make comment more correct. LOL
March 27, 2008 2:37:14 PM

homerdog said:
I can see those April fools reviews now: "In a surprising turn of events, Nvidia has included 384 stream processors and a 512bit memory bus on the 9800GTX, giving us all the power we need to run Crysis on the highest settings." :lol: 


lol, or that it has a 1gb vram version!

More seriously, do you guys expect the overclocked versions to be available at launch? Or do those usually come later?
March 27, 2008 2:49:05 PM

satanpro said:
lol, or that it has a 1gb vram version!

More seriously, do you guys expect the overclocked versions to be available at launch? Or do those usually come later?



good question Id be surprised not to see them within 2 months of launch, I think with a few recent cards its not unexpected to see them within a few weeks of launch.
March 27, 2008 2:51:59 PM

KyleSTL said:
Editorial made to make comment more correct. LOL

Very true
satanpro said:
lol, or that it has a 1gb vram version!

Actually I can almost guarantee that we'll see some 1GB models eventually. Nvidia's AIB partners like to throw obscene amount of VRAM onto cards that could never hope to fully utilize it all. Still, a 1GB framebuffer could be useful in SLI or *gasp* Tri-SLI...
satanpro said:
More seriously, do you guys expect the overclocked versions to be available at launch? Or do those usually come later?

Hard to say, but to be honest I've never cared much for factory overclocked cards. The only reason my 8800GT is Superclocked is because eVGA either put the wrong card in the box or was feeling particularly generous that day :kaola: 

RivaTuner FTW :bounce: 
March 27, 2008 3:04:14 PM

homerdog said:


Hard to say, but to be honest I've never cared much for factory overclocked cards. The only reason my 8800GT is Superclocked is because eVGA either put the wrong card in the box or was feeling particularly generous that day :kaola: 

RivaTuner FTW :bounce: 


The LAST day of my step-up program is April 1st, so ill be trading my 8800GTS 512 in for the 9800 GTX. I paid $339 for my 8800GTS 512 close to the release date, so step up to a 9800GTX is sort of a no-brainer.

Im curious to see if Rivatuner will provide 9800GTX support before the OC models arrive.
March 27, 2008 3:07:14 PM

If you check your local frys a lot of them have them in stock. They "accidently" released their supply of BFG 9800 gtxs on tuesday instead of april 1st.
March 27, 2008 3:18:18 PM

rallyimprezive said:
The LAST day of my step-up program is April 1st, so ill be trading my 8800GTS 512 in for the 9800 GTX. I paid $339 for my 8800GTS 512 close to the release date, so step up to a 9800GTX is sort of a no-brainer.

Im curious to see if Rivatuner will provide 9800GTX support before the OC models arrive.

Well the last time I checked (~3 months ago) eVGA only offered stock-clocked cards through Step-Up. I went from a 320MB 8800GTS to a stock 512MB 8800GT, but they sent me a Superclocked card instead. There was no option to choose a Superclocked card, not that I would have anyway.
March 27, 2008 3:20:50 PM

homerdog said:
Well the last time I checked (~3 months ago) eVGA only offered stock-clocked cards through Step-Up. I went from a 320MB 8800GTS to a stock 512MB 8800GT, but they sent me a Superclocked card instead. There was no option to choose a Superclocked card, not that I would have anyway.


Im not worried about getting an OC card. They all OC well, so Rivatuner will hopefully be my friend if they support it.
March 27, 2008 4:07:06 PM

RivaTuner is great on compatibility; I would be surprised if it didn't support the 9800GTX already. It handles the new WHQL 174.53 and unofficial 174.70 drivers without a hitch on my 8800GT.
March 29, 2008 9:39:09 AM

Well i was able to find some overclocking test.
http://www.unihw.com/html/24/n-124.html
Could possibly break 20,000 with 2x 9800GTX's and a mild OC

Volt modded to 900mhz!
http://www.unihw.com/html/36/n-136.html

Also some information on the 9800GT
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,7528.html

And WTF a 9800GTS?
http://www.nordichardware.com/index.php?news=1&action=m...

Oh look more 9 series cards...
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,7552.html

I would think that nordichardware is as credible as something like fudzilla, though I am not sure as I just stumbled upon this while looking for 9800GTX information..
March 29, 2008 2:13:16 PM

Well I tried Crysis on my 1080p LCD last night; it looked good and ran OK in DX9 + High settings. Very high DX10 obviously looked even better, but looking at it was about all I could do :( 

I really hope ATI has a winner with RV770. We need something to spur Nvidia into releasing the next "real" card.
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March 29, 2008 2:23:38 PM

You are cutting it close rallyimprezive. I hope this isn't a paper launch like most things are now.
March 29, 2008 3:34:47 PM

cant wait im gonna upgrade from an 8800gts g92 to 9800gtx. Hopefully its alot faster, reviews show it isnt all that faster.
March 29, 2008 8:33:44 PM

Well I would say 17,000 with a single gpu is pretty impressive. My dual overclocked 8800GT setup would almost hit 18,000 but not quite, yet again they are running xp I used vista
March 30, 2008 7:42:50 PM

I'm still waiting for Nvidia to just say "April fools" and release the card already!
March 31, 2008 12:51:31 PM

Imagine NVIDIA fooled us with these current specs and the 9800 GTX was a much better card than we were expected. Wish that was true, but who knows?
March 31, 2008 4:49:21 PM

And here's a 3 way SLI review :-)
March 31, 2008 4:56:25 PM

Hope the 790i SLi performs better. Seems a little lacking.
March 31, 2008 5:32:25 PM

I'm a bit dissapointed too, I hope we'll see a 790i review tomorrow.
If it's not much better I might get an X48, DDR2 with a GX2 instead of a 790i with expensive DDR3.
March 31, 2008 6:02:33 PM

[I been thinking though wouldn't it be a smarter idea to have tri sli connectors on all cards that are above ~150 or so? I mean it would cost nvidia virtually nothing to do and im sure it would increase sales much more, the uneducated consumer believes more in quantity over quality so I don't see why they only do this for their very "high" end.[/quotemsg]


They only do this for their very high end because Joe consumer who only plays the occasional game or two usually has no idea what SLI is and doesn't care. The other reason is because Joe consumer usually doesn't build his own systems, and probably doesn't have the correct motherboard to enable SLI and\or a beefy enough powersupply to meet requirements. Last but not least, the enthusiast who would utilize this feature doesn't usually care about videocards in the sub $300.00 price range anyway.
March 31, 2008 7:08:06 PM

so is the card going to be priced at 300?
im looking for a new card should i buy the 8800gtx or 9800gtx?
March 31, 2008 7:28:11 PM

Wait until it comes out and see the reviews. You would get an 8800GTS 512, though, not an 8800GTX, if you went for something from the GeForce 8 series.
March 31, 2008 7:33:52 PM

well i heard the 8800gtx is a little bit better then 8800gts. Money isnt a factor for me so if i gain just a lil more performance ill choose that.
ill probably wait since its coming out tom.
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March 31, 2008 7:52:08 PM

the 8800GTX is better than the 8800GTS 640, but I think the 8800GTS 512 has an improved core, just not as much ram. So, as long as the ram doesn't run out I'd assume the GTS 512 is better. Not sure though as I have neither one.
March 31, 2008 8:03:41 PM

There about the same but when playing at higher resolution with aa the 8800gts g92 falls due to lack of memory.
Man im so frustrated i have been waiting for the 9series to be a big improvement but just a little gain if any.
grrr. =[
April 1, 2008 4:41:35 AM

With a higher resolution I would recommend the GTX.
April 1, 2008 12:09:35 PM

9800GTX is available in Market now, I think it is really good for 1920X1080 or 1680 X 1050 at gaming but I am looking for some review as it would cost me around USD$ 330.
April 1, 2008 12:22:31 PM

Maybe another hour or three
April 1, 2008 12:42:14 PM

Is it just me or have the prices on 8 series cards gone down? I haven't checked in a while but Newegg has 512MB 8800GTs for $199.99 and 512MB 8800GTSs for $239.99.
April 1, 2008 12:47:22 PM

It's been that way for a while now. I'd expect them to go down even further.
April 1, 2008 1:14:19 PM

I already got a hold of one of these cards yesterday from a friend that works on the inside.

I'm playing Crysis Ultra High Settings at 1600x1200 with around 30 FPS or so.

I think Crysis developed their code around this card or something.
April 1, 2008 2:21:22 PM












[#f0000e]At newegg for $329.99i bought my two at 5 am this morning overnite shipping was only $24. 675MHz core clock / 2200 memory clock.













lx_flier said:
I know theirs not much excitement going about for this card, though I am really interested in how well the card overclocks. I was under the assumption that the 9800GTX was going to be released this Tuesday and it is now Wednesday. Can anyone enlighten me on the situation or direct me to any reviews where the cards overclocking capabilities are tested? Thanks

April 1, 2008 2:23:22 PM

[#c60038]At newegg for $329.99 I bought my two @ 5am this morning
April 2, 2008 6:30:11 AM

The fact that Evga used the same cooler design as it did on the 8800GTS 512 indicates that it is essentially the same card.

Although the Tom's review had better performance than specs dictated (new GTX vs GTS), the 8800GTS 512 will catch up once its drivers are released, as Tom's also acknowledged.
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