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I don't know how substantiated this is, if it's a reputable website or if it has already been posted but...

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We earlier told you about the updates of the GeForce 9 roadmap and along with it we also had some preliminary information about the price of the upcoming graphics cards from NVIDIA. The information we published stated that the GeForce 9800GX2 would cost $599, but we weren't able to confirm this before publishing. We now have confirmation that this is the recommended price of the reference-clocked GeForce 9800GX2. Overclocked versions will most likely cost a bit more.

Considering the Radeon HD 3870X2 costs little more than half that, and with the upcoming launch of CrossFireX, it does seem a bit expensive. Especially when you realize that this is basically two down-clocked GeForce 8800GTS cards slapped together and underclocked. The G92-450 core does sport some architectural improvements, such as OpenGL 2.1 support, but the 600MHz core, 1500MHz shader and 2000MHz memory clock is not going to impress many unless SLI delivers some kind of magic.
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Have we not had a billion threads on GX2 pricing?..or it might just be me..either way i dont think its really worth it lol
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Considering the Radeon HD 3870X2 costs little more than half that, and with the upcoming launch of CrossFireX, it does seem a bit expensive. Especially when you realize that this is basically two down-clocked GeForce 8800GTS cards slapped together and underclocked. The G92-450 core does sport some architectural improvements, such as OpenGL 2.1 support, but the 600MHz core, 1500MHz shader and 2000MHz memory clock is not going to impress many unless SLI delivers some kind of magic.

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Unless a SLI stomping no one will buy it at that price.. And I also think ATI/AMD are holding back on there drivers right now.. So only time will tell on these GPUs.
    
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lol right now i'm wishing i could run crossfire X on my motherboard...
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lol right now i'm wishing i could run crossfire X on my motherboard...
Me too, dude. Me too.
    
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lol still waiting for them to bench CFX and 9800GX2 SLI together..
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