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[Phyxion] 9600GT recalled, 9800X2 delayed

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It looks like NVIDIA is firing on no cylinders lately. The firm can't seem to get a product out on time. There is one bright spot: the count on the 9600GT delays has gone up by 50 per cent.

That may not be a bright spot, but the so far twice delayed 9600GT, (specs here) appears to have been recalled. Some OEMs are getting the call to yank them, others not yet, or not at the time they talked to us. What this means is more and more delay, this time we are not sure how much though. An educated guess would be CeBIT, because what else are they going to launch there?

Oh yes, we probably should mention that the 9800X2, or whatever they call it, has also moved from CeBIT to the end of March, for now. Before you get all hot and bothered, this is basically a couple of downclocked G92s on 2 PCBs.

It will be decently fast, but it will also be expensive. The cheapest we can find a G92 based GT with 512MB memory is about $210, and a GTS for about $260. That compares to $185 and $210 for the ATI 3850 and 3870 respectively. This means that he NV cards have a premium over the ATI cards at all points.

Toss in that NV can't make them on one PCB, duals are expensive, as are board cut-outs, and you have a huge price premium over the 3870X2. Add in that OEMs hate dual PCB boards, and you are looking at another losing streak in the making. Are we staring down the barrel of another 7950? NV could not show working boards at CES, so, like Hybrid, things are looking grim.

There is a bit of good news though, the 8800GT is going to have a price drop in short order, as sill most of the lower line (8600 and down). We are not sure how much, but look for $10-20.
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I was really looking forward to getting a 9600gt too
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Great....

I've been seeing 9800 delays pop up in the last few hours... Guess I'm not waiting anymore.

G92 GTS just got ordered...

I don't mind if the cards are released later, but to say that they will be released on "this" date, and when that date gets within ear shot, they delay the card. That is just irritating... talk about an expectation let down... The 9800GX2 will probably be an over heating disaster anyways...
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post #4 of 67
starting to look like the timing of the 3870x2 was spot on.

it is too bad that nvidia can't put these products out to help drive prices lower.
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Source: TheInquirer

some might not like that.
    
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post #6 of 67
Nvidia = AMD last year.
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But there was a few people on here that already said they had them in stock at best buy ... somethings odd here
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Nvidia = AMD last year.
Rah roh..........
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Nvidia = AMD last year.
Except with money. While this is all unfortunate for nvidia, there is not nearly the impact that similar problems would cause for amd.
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I am pretty sure Nvidia realized that they can't release another product based off the ancient G80. They were all dandy with releasing a half-ass dual GPU card and charging tons of money for it. Then ATI released the 3870 X2, and Nvidia suddenly didn't feel so confident ripping people off.
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