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The 9800GX2 was initially thought as a GIMMICK as you say. But results are showing this not to be the case and many ppl including myself are astonished by how this card performs. The 9 series SLI scaling is great....

The 7950GX2 was a gimmick because what it offered to the consumer was Quad SLI at a time when neither DirectX9 or XP can use more than 3GPU's. It was released far too soon.

Everyone is wanting faster and faster cards. But to what end? There is no denying this, only one game on the market requires stupidly powerful GPU's. The rest of the titles out now and in the forseable future will not require more than an 8800GTX.
 
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mhill have you really had sex at more than 5,280 feet above the ground? thats some intense ****, howd u convince the babe?
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mhill have you really had sex at more than 5,280 feet above the ground? thats some intense ****, howd u convince the babe?
this made me LOL i can just picture you hitting F5 over and over again awaiting a response
    
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The 9800GX2 was initially thought as a GIMMICK as you say. But results are showing this not to be the case and many ppl including myself are astonished by how this card performs. The 9 series SLI scaling is great....
Obviously its going to perform well, its two gpus slapped together... but that doesn't stop it from being a gimmick card that only has a life expectancy of 3-4 months...

And did you really just say the SLI scaling was great??
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/13...t_3/index.html
you call spending 600 dollars for an extra 5-10 FPS "great"?

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Everyone is wanting faster and faster cards. But to what end? There is no denying this, only one game on the market requires stupidly powerful GPU's. The rest of the titles out now and in the forseable future will not require more than an 8800GTX.
By saying this you have completely contradicted yourself, If this is your true belief on the subject, why the hell do you have 2 9800GX2s?
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Originally Posted by Erwin_Rommel View Post
Obviously its going to perform well, its two gpus slapped together... but that doesn't stop it from being a gimmick card that only has a life expectancy of 3-4 months...

And did you really just say the SLI scaling was great??
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/13...t_3/index.html
you call spending 600 dollars for an extra 5-10 FPS "great"?



By saying this you have completely contradicted yourself, If this is your true belief on the subject, why the hell do you have 2 9800GX2s?
Because i have the money to not care either way.
 
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Originally Posted by Erwin_Rommel View Post
Obviously its going to perform well, its two gpus slapped together... but that doesn't stop it from being a gimmick card that only has a life expectancy of 3-4 months...

And did you really just say the SLI scaling was great??
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/13...t_3/index.html
you call spending 600 dollars for an extra 5-10 FPS "great"?



By saying this you have completely contradicted yourself, If this is your true belief on the subject, why the hell do you have 2 9800GX2s?
you should know better then to listen to those review sites THEY SUCK ive never once seen a bench that i believed.
    
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Because i have the money to not care either way.
I guess whatever floats your boat lol... I'd be happier getting more fps with just two 8800GTSes in SLI instead of 4 power hungry GPUs space heaters.
I suppose the E-peen that goes along with quad-SLI is pretty substantial though, so props to you man

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you should know better then to listen to those review sites THEY SUCK ive never once seen a bench that i believed.
yeah, but they can't usually be more than 5-10 fps off...

I know what you mean though, a get Bazillions more frames than the review sites say, and they use C2Ds as opposed to my X2
(I think thats the anti-ATI bias though)
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Basically they are releasing the same GPU under a new name for the 3rd time?

This is getting a bit ridiculous these chips should have just been Geforce 9 to begin with.
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Actually no they aren't apparently. This is what everyone was hoping for, but it is still based on existing architecture. Just another revision of G92, there's quite a few of them.

My guess is this....

9900GX2 and GTX will be released to compete against ATI's Radeon 4870 X2 etc, then closer to the time of Nehalem......BANG! GT200 will be launched to coincide with the Nehalem launch. Completely new CPU architecture with completely new GPU architecture. This will really showcase Nehalem....
lol but you don't know nvidia hates intel with passion.
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