Originally Posted by losttsol
Yes exactly. Why the 8800GTS 512MB was not a 9 series card I'll never know. You would think if you radically changed the GPU, you would make that a different series.
I've said it before but if I didn't have the 3870x2 in my rig now I would GLADLY dish out the cash for a 9800GTX.
Nvidia really should have stuck to more conventional naming though. I really couldn't care less but there are others that feel like they are trying to be cheated. That's the thing with selling things: always err on the side of caution because unhappy customers, especially those that feel cheated, don't make business better.
Pick just about anything on the Egg and read its negative reviews. My x2 for example, there's a couple 1-egg reviews from customers who are mad because Windows only shows 512MB vram and another handful that are pissed because they can't figure out how to enable Crossfire. Now many of us know why such things would happen but obviously not the folks I'm talking about. ATi should have said "512MB x2" or something to that effect.
In reality, the 9800GTX should have been the 8900GTX or 8950GTX because yes, the jump to 9xxx is a tad misleading.