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Source: http://www.custompc.co.uk/news/60233...-for-july.html
New GT200 chips could be out in just a few months, says the rumour mill.

Although Nvidia's GeForce 9800 GX2 has only just been released, rumours are starting to circulate about a successor to the card that could be released as early as July this year.

The guys at Expreview claim to have spoken to sources in the industry who say that Nvidia has a new G9x core codenamed GT200, which will be used in two new cards; the single-GPU GeForce 9900 GTX, and the dual-GPU GeForce 9900 GX2.

Expreview says it doesn’t have any more detailed information than that, but a forum user on Anandtech called TulipGTX claimed to have 3DMark scores from an Alpha GT200 GPU in February. In a GPU-Z screenshot of the supposedly benchmarked chip (see below), the card had 512MB of GDDR4 memory, but GPU-Z couldn’t probe the card for any other information. The card scored 16,646 in 3DMark06, but TulipGTX said that he would expect a score of up to 21,000 using the final silicon.

Expreview claims that both cards will be released in July this year, but we’ll have to wait and see if this turns out to be true. In the meantime, you’ll be pleased to know that another big hardware NDA (non-disclosure agreement) expires at 2pm this afternoon. If you want to find out what it is, then check back here later this afternoon.
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Well, time to save up for me
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Interesting...guess we will play the waiting game...again. It seems we are always waiting for something, makes life pass by a little quicker.
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hmm... screw the step up to 9800gtx, I'm going to save for this
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post #5 of 39
9900 is the way to go.. It has 10.1 and will probably 'fix' any hardware issues they found with the 9800s.

No reason to upgrade to 9800GX2 or 9800GTX unless you have a 7 series card or something.
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post #6 of 39
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
9900 is the way to go.. It has 10.1 and will probably 'fix' any hardware issues they found with the 9800s.

No reason to upgrade to 9800GX2 or 9800GTX unless you have a 7 series card or something.
I still feel that this article has just reinforced what i was initially thinking. It's all a crock of BS. There's no evidence that the cards even exist, it's just ppl on forums talking about it.

One minute you say the 9800GX2 etc are EPIC FAIL, then you were considering them now with this your saying 9900GX2 etc is the way to go spouting DirectX 10.1 and fixes! Are you on this planet?

I don't mean to be an ass, but you sound like a hypocrite half the time.
 
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Remember when nVidia said about their "Tic-Toc" strategy, about how the new flagship of this year will be 2x as good as the flagship from the previous year? Well, this hasn't been seen with the 9800 cards. They are more of an extreme revision to the G92 rather than a whole new GPU, and they are not performing 2x as good as the 8800 GTX or Ultra. Maybe, after all, the 9800 GX2 isn't the true flagship for this year, and the 9900 GX2 is.

The current GX2 may have been, well, a test. A test to see how far they could stretch the G92 (which has been done so, nicely), a test for a GX2 setup as a vehicle to carry current GPUs and greater memory bandwidth, and to bring quad SLI back to the gamers.

Seeing how well the 9800 GX2 performs as a single-slot solution, and how well the benchmarks did and how well it performs in real-world gaming, it only make sense for nVidia to say "OK, well done, so let's bring out the REAL flagship for this year". I would expect the 9900 GX2 to out-do the current GX2 by at least 25%, with its overall performance beating the 8800 Ultra by 80-100%. Time will tell, though.
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No need to upgrade to 9800GX2 or 9800GTX unless you have a 7 series card or something.
7 series... I wish (flashes my two 6800gt's) lol

I would rather have NVidia improve SLI performance because in a perfect world, two cards would be twice as good as one.
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I think that people are looking too deeply into this, even if they are released, they are not going to be a lot better than the 9800 cards, its just a load of bs.

Nvidia are just looking to get more money out of us, which....unfortunately they will from some.

I cannot see how anyone will think that Quad SLi 9800GX2 will become outdated within the next few years, in the sense that it wont be able to run games anymore.

Its just crazy.
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I think that people are looking too deeply into this, even if they are released, they are not going to be a lot better than the 9800 cards, its just a load of bs.

Nvidia are just looking to get more money out of us, which....unfortunately they will from some.

I cannot see how anyone will think that Quad SLi 9800GX2 will become outdated within the next few years, in the sense that it wont be able to run games anymore.

Its just crazy.
Agreed. They won't be outdated from a performance point of view only by their model number. The 8800GTX/Ultra are still the best single GPU on the market imo and nothing needs anything faster apart from stupid badly optimised Crysis. Not a single game in the forseable future needs more performance.

It's usually the case of upgrading for the sake of upgrading.
 
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