Originally Posted by liermam
Just goes to show you how little of a "failure" the 9800GX2 really is. Back in April last year people were rumoring 250-300% faster cards. 200% is a bit more realistic.
That's what I'm saying. People were actually basing conclusions about the GX2 off of fake benchmark results from some no-name asian forum, and paying too much attention to constant speculation. Why speculate when you can just wait to see what the cards can really do?
I've seen the results from the real deal on Tom's Hardware, and even though they may not be perfectly accurate (they used friggin Vista instead of XP, so their results are actually less than what we would get on XP), and they are impressive. In every case, the GX2 beat the 8800 Ultra by at least 40%, at times 70-80% (every game is different, you know). The GX2 is definitely the new flagship, and I am happy to be using the step-up program with eVGA (they are actually giving people 120 days to step up to the GX2 rather than just 90 days, but that's just with the GX2) to step-up my GTS 512 that I bought mid-January. I will be paying only $250 because I spent $350 for my GTS 512 on Newegg. Glad I bought it when it was more expensive lol but seriously, I'm very happy to be making this upgrade. The GX2 is a very nice card, and with some better drivers it will perform even better than it already does.
All that speculation for what, to bash the G92 GPU for being used again, and some were saying "it's just 2 8800 GT's", but that is totally wrong. There is quite a bit of enhancements made, and the card performs beautifully even at stock speeds. Once OCed, it does even better.
I just hope my friggin PSU can handle it.