9800GX2 quickly dissapearing from Newegg

Two days ago I was looking over Newegg, and like always I saw the EVGA 9800GX2 @ $280 still up there, limit of 99 per customer. Yesterday I looked again, sold out, ok. Now today, its gone completely. The cheapest 9800GX2 is now $420, and XFX, and there are only 6 models total, two days ago their was 8. There is a recertified EVGA one up there at $220, but I dont like the word "recertified", espically when im giving it over $200.

We saw this comming, I think dagger was one of the "first" to mention this would be happening and happen quietly once GTX sales really started lagging. Kind of sucks, because I was thinking about getting that $280 one after selling my 4870 when I get a new one back from VisionTek and eating the difference. Ill just get the 1GB 4870 from sapphire with the improved cooler.
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  1. BFG is back ordered lol. they have no more GX2s. If it were up to Nvidia, they would've phased this card out a long time ago, driver support I heard is also coming to its end for the GX2 (MaximumPC reference).
  2. Lol 6 stores ive never heard of, but regardless...all under $300. Yea I know its old, but performance wise its better than a 4870. Only reason I was considering it was because im in a position to do a card swap. But the 4870 is more than capable of anything.
  3. L1qu1d said:
    BFG is back ordered lol. they have no more GX2s. If it were up to Nvidia, they would've phased this card out a long time ago, driver support I heard is also coming to its end for the GX2 (MaximumPC reference).


    Lol, 9800gx2 is eating into gtx280 sales. Nvidia would like to kill it as soon as possible. :na:

    As for driver support dropping, the latest official Nvidia driver, 178.13, still support all desktop cards from the 6000s generation.
  4. Arent all the newer 98s 55nm? And isnt that why this is it?
  5. JAYDEEJOHN said:
    Arent all the newer 98s 55nm? And isnt that why this is it?


    9800gt, which is really a renamed 8800gt, is 65nm. No die shrink for that one, contrary to popular myth. :p

    Nvidia has always hated x2 cards because they lower the sales of badly performing Nvidia chipset sli motherboards. Nvidia would like to see people spend big bucks on sli instead of buying Intel boards plus x2 cards. 9800gx2 is a stop-gap card to take back the performance crown back in the 3870x2 days. It was supposed to be replaced by gtx280. The problem is that since 9800gx2 directly benefits from sli optimization Nvidia has invested in over time, its performance ended up above the gtx280 that was supposedly its replacement. Major blunder on their part. :p
  6. Why pay $400 for a 9800GX2 when you can buy two HD4850s for less and run them in crossfire? Also Nvidia is stopping support of those cards, they will then be worth almost nothing in a couple years.
  7. NewLCD123 said:
    they will then be worth almost nothing in a couple years.


    And the same can be said for those two 4850. Or a 4870, or....any video card.
  8. dagger said:
    9800gt, which is really a renamed 8800gt, is 65nm. No die shrink for that one, contrary to popular myth. :p

    Nvidia has always hated x2 cards because they lower the sales of badly performing Nvidia chipset sli motherboards. Nvidia would like to see people spend big bucks on sli instead of buying Intel boards plus x2 cards. 9800gx2 is a stop-gap card to take back the performance crown back in the 3870x2 days. It was supposed to be replaced by gtx280. The problem is that since 9800gx2 directly benefits from sli optimization Nvidia has invested in over time, its performance ended up above the gtx280 that was supposedly its replacement. Major blunder on their part. :p


    Thats interesting, I too thought that card was 55nm. :pt1cable:
  9. spathotan said:
    And the same can be said for those two 4850. Or a 4870, or....any video card.


    Driver support is here to stay. See the "support" tab for the latest official driver. All the ancient 6000s cards are still there.
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_178.13_whql.html

    As for price, gtx280 is over $400. 9800gx2 is under $300. Although of course, 4850cf is also very good value, now that you can find it for as low as $170 without mail in rebates, or $150 with.

    Here's an idea of how 4850 cf fits into the big picture:
    http://anandtech.com/GalleryImage.aspx?id=3344
    http://anandtech.com/GalleryImage.aspx?id=3343
    http://anandtech.com/GalleryImage.aspx?id=3342
    http://anandtech.com/GalleryImage.aspx?id=3341
  10. The driver is still supported but that doesn't mean that there are still improvements made for the card. Same goes for the GX2, as far as Quad sli goes it is almost at it's peak.
  11. With christmas bonus comming up and tax returns in a few month, im getting that itch once again to buy useless stuff, even though ive swore I would stop since credit card bills debt is kicking my @$$. So I can A. Upgrade my PSU and get a 4870X2 and be like any other american and remain in debt, or B. Keep what I have, a 4870, or even C. hop on the 4850X2 if it ever launches........
  12. LOL I'm keeping my 8800GT no need for more right now.
  13. spathotan said:
    With christmas bonus comming up and tax returns in a few month, im getting that itch once again to buy useless stuff, even though ive swore I would stop since credit card bills debt is kicking my @$$. So I can A. Upgrade my PSU and get a 4870X2 and be like any other american and remain in debt, or B. Keep what I have, a 4870, or even C. hop on the 4850X2 if it ever launches........


    Aww... Americans... :sol: If you're in debt, just get 9800gx2 instead of 4870x2, which cost nearly twice as much.

    Anonymous said:
    LOL I'm keeping my 8800GT no need for more right now.


    Exactly. +1. :p
  14. If you are in debt, pay it off first before spending more! I have no debt because I stick to my budget and buy older hardware, such as that hd2600xt.
  15. spathotan said:
    Its back up http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130338, and now the BFG one is gone.


    And they increased the price by $5 on that one. :na:
  16. They are clueless over there I think. Limit is still 99 per customer, yet they are out of stock?

    Im gonna be a jerk and contact customer support and see if I can pre-order/reserve 99 of them.
  17. spathotan said:
    They are clueless over there I think. Limit is still 99 per customer, yet they are out of stock?

    Im gonna be a jerk and contact customer support and see if I can pre-order/reserve 99 of them.


    What if they track you down and make you pay for it all? More debt. :na:
  18. dagger said:
    What if they track you down and make you pay for it all? More debt. :na:



    :sweat:
  19. I got one of the recertified 9800gx2s just as good as a new one but lot cheaper
  20. this thread is like 2 weeks old lol...
  21. My point still valid. LOL lol lol
  22. Newegg revived it (the new version) due to popular demand. :p
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133231
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