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9800 GX2 Not all its cracked up to be? Well heres the benchmarks

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Just found this posted on Engadget, here ,looks like the 9800 GX2 isnt gonna be badass everyone is thinking. Hopefully the drivers the are talking about help it out.

Personally I think im gonna wait
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linked fixed, go now, read
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It's a bit underwhelming, but I'll wait to see if the new drivers make much of a difference before I get too disappointed.
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post #5 of 12
I am not shocked its a redone G92, they should have come out with something new. The 9 series just feels like a relabeled 8 series, like "here look we have shiny new, you like to buy shiny new"...color me unimpressed.
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i agree lemans, i mean i know the low end 9xxx cards shouldnt be that much better than the high end 8xxx cards, but it should best it in every test at least
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post #7 of 12
Man they have to get whoever is responsible for determining model names for the last few launches through rehab. Things made a lot of sense until the G80 to G92 transition.
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Articles like this should always be taken with a grain of salt. In the day of release first, optimize driver later, I would be much more interested in seeing this test on lauch +1 month.

On the far shot that this is close to what we can expect...whoops Nvidia! People that are SLi ready are far better off going with a pair of G92s and us single-slot people will find a much better value in the 3870x2.
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I like my 8600gt it does ok, so when i see a major improvement i will upgrade
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You do realise this was posted in the News section some few days ago?
 
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