If the pre-release benchmarks are real then I will be getting an el-cheapo 8800 to tie me over till nVidia pull their heads out of their... behinds... and make a decent upgrade over the 8800s
These 9800gtxs are a real kick in the nads after the 1 terraflop rumors in Q3/Q4 last year, especially since the 1 terraflop card was also rumored to be out that December. Admittedly it's my fault for believing them but wasn't it nVidia that started them? What the hell have nVidia been doing all this time? Surely it doesn't take 1.5 years to come up with "lets make it smaller!"?.
Where the hell is Moore's Law when you need it? I think nVidia need a good whack on the head with it.
On the other hand if by some miracle it's the shiney golden card of pure awesomeness and performance it should have been (perhaps minus the excess gold
) then a rain of money shall be emptied from my wallet into nVidias lap for one of these things
. *fingers crossed*