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post #11 of 19
What a flop i knew it,is not worth it at all!,i knew that two gt´s were better in most cases than geforce 9800gtx and you could say that i´m comparing two cards vs 1 but that crap price says it all by itself.With 425 bucks i can get two gt´s,or two HD3870 or for only 5 dollars more i can get and HD3870x2,i thought it was gonna cost between 300-349 dollars but that was just a lie.
I think nvidia is making a terrible mistake by releasing cards like these.
 
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post #12 of 19
I'm puzzled as to why the 9800GTX needs two PCI-E power cords, my GTS is the same core, at higher clocks, and only has one PCI-E power...

Why the need of two cables?
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post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
I'm puzzled as to why the 9800GTX needs two PCI-E power cords, my GTS is the same core, at higher clocks, and only has one PCI-E power...

Why the need of two cables?
To help with the distribution of current required by the higher clocked G92 and memory. Although G92 8800GTS cards are capable of the same clocks that a 9800GTX has at stock, nVidia didn't design the cards with those clock speeds in mind. With that said, I expect that the 9800GTX should be able to reach even higher overclocked speeds, in the same way that 8800Ulra's could clock higher than 8800GTX cards.
post #14 of 19
The 9800GTX (and possibly GT) could only be recommended for people who do not already have an 8800 series card.
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post #15 of 19
at the over $400 tag i wouldnt recommend that card to anybody. when i thought it was going for $300-$350 i did and i wish now ikept my mouth shut.
   
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post #16 of 19
8800GT. The only card that matters. Still.
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post #17 of 19
Everyone knew what was going to happend. Those people that still think its the drivers keep dreaming. Its like a Menz vs BMW and no matter what fuel you put in ethir one they will not sudently get better buy a big enough margin that what they perform now. We can see a 5% or a bit more but not more then that.
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post #18 of 19
Time to wait for GT200.
post #19 of 19
damn... too bad for Nvidia. Looks like I'll be stepping up to a GTS 512 (can we start calling it a GT5?)

I wonder what it will cost in EVGA step up once they get it...
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