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[tcMag] 9800 GT launch expected on April 3rd

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Salty as it may be at this point the 8800 update known as the GeForce 9 series will finally make its way into stores this Spring with the first arrival being the GeForce 9800 GX2. One week after the release of the GX2, on March 25th the 9800 GTX should also be launched while now, the rumored 9800 GT is said to be set for a April 3rd official introduction.

Featuring yet unknown specs the GeForce 9800 GT will still be based on the 65nm G92 and have 512MB of memory. For more info we'll just have to wait by staring at the Sims 3 teaser site.
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post #2 of 10
Nvidia is just begging for a kick to the nuts from AMD with their recent behavior. I hope they have something good planned on the horizon (maybe even more aggressive marketing so they can have a sales victory over AMD despite them having a worse product like the 7900 versus X1900 war), since competition is especially good in an industry that moves as fast as the graphics card industry.
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I'm getting sick of the G92 core...

They aren't really making any breakthroughs here.
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i want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice find
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It's like there's some impenetrable wall they've hit and can't get past the G92.

The 8800 has been such an awesome success. I don't see why they have to jump the gun. For example, making this the 8900 series would be so much more reflective of the standards they've drawn out with these new cards. 'd even go as far as as to call the 9600GT a 8900GS lol
    
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I dont really care about all fuss going on about Nvidia, i just cant wait to get one 9800GTX probs cant wait to get rid of 8800GTS
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Looks like nVidia is resting on its success.
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the 8800 update known as the GeForce 9 series
finally reporters are using correct grammar... Took them long enough...

the 9800 cards fail big time. The 9600GT is pretty cool, and the 9800GT seems to also be cool. But if anyone is expecting a decent flagship, you'll be rowing for a loooooooooong time...
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The thing is that nvidia beacame very popular with 8800 series so no they just change names and they make money.
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the 8800 series is really good, and I agree with others that I feel like they just can't jump over the G92 core

the 9 series is the 8900s period . . . there is no new card coming out that will have the impact that the 7900s to the 8800s had . . . no real new "next gen" like cards . . .

I guess the upside is that I don't have to buy another card to be at the top of the market, the 8800GT should still be good enough for most games
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