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Author Topic: PNY GeForce 9800GX2 Available for Preorder - $598.41!  (Read 2158 times)
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« on: March 09, 2008, 11:36:10 PM »

I was searching through shopblt.com's inventory after having just preordered my Q9450 last night, and I stumbled upon this:

PNY GEFORCE 9800 GX2 1GB DDR3 PCI EXPRESS 2.0
http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=thispage&thispage=0110040015013_BQ40101P.shtml&order_id=745220105



Apparently, the PNY GeForce 9800GX2 is up for preorder.  But hurry!  There are only 12 spots available.  Just thought it might be interesting to see how fast these all go up.  My only concern is that they aren't shipping until the 22nd according to the current inventory status.  But in reality, it looks like the price of this card isn't going to get much cheaper than this.  You can't really beat sub $600 for something that's supposedly going to outperform an 8800Ultra, which is still $630 at cheapest Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 02:34:17 AM »

I wouldn't rush out to buy something that is basically two 8800GT's sandwiched together for $600. You have no idea what clocks it's using or what kind of cooling solution (stock or custom) it has. On top of that, it's has two GPUs, and Nvidia will have to make driver tweaks for each game. If you're an Nvidia devotee, then save your money for the next-gen card that comes out in September-October.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 06:24:15 PM »

I wouldn't rush out to buy something that is basically two 8800GT's sandwiched together for $600. You have no idea what clocks it's using or what kind of cooling solution (stock or custom) it has. On top of that, it's has two GPUs, and Nvidia will have to make driver tweaks for each game. If you're an Nvidia devotee, then save your money for the next-gen card that comes out in September-October.

The thing that worries me is the sandwich design and cooling. I don't think it's gonna be possible to OC it properly without a waterblock and at such a price a 2 card config just makes more sense, at least if you're not into watercooling. The fact that the next generation will appear in months doesn't help either.

I think ATI did a good job with its 3870X2... Performance aside, it's much cheaper, easier to cool and OC, but price is the real issue here. With the next generation around the corner it will be much easier to convince someone to get a 330 euro card instead of a 550 euro sandwich...

Anyway, it will still be the fastest card out there and that will sell it, but I'm really not sure about the number of potential customers and profit. At least it will win Nvidia its bragging rights back, as it will dethrone ATI once again.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 12:17:52 AM »

I would rather get a 3870X2 for $429.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 04:35:33 AM »

Just a side note to anyone out there - I'm selling my open box slightly used eVGA 8800Ultra to anyone that's interested.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220211333672


I don't know if posting eBay links is against the forum rules - mods please advise me to delete this post accordingly if that is the case - but again, if anyone's interested.  Thanks.
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