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[INQ] Nvidia changes GT200 dates again

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Wow, moving forward one day, instead of one week behind. They are shaking in their boots!

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NVIDIA IS CHANGING the GT200 launch date again, this whole 'let's prove them wrong when they leak' thing is getting tiring. That said, there are a few goodies here and there in the email that Ken Brown sent yesterday.

The meat of the email that went out to reviewers is that the launch date has moved from the 17th to the 16th at 6am PDT. They claim that the 280 will be available the next day, and the 260 comes later, on the 26th. One word to reviewers, make sure you check the retail prices with partners before you quote price/performance numbers, NV has a dirty tricks campaign lined up here, we told you they would have to drop the price when they saw the 770 number, and they did.

There are also a bunch of new things on the NV press FTP site, including 177.34 drivers, up from the 177.26 we tested with. We would be shocked if these were not special press-tweaked drivers, so beware of scores tested with these last-minute releases. Also included are a folding@home client, now possible due to the unbreaking of their architecture this time around, the Elemental "Badaboom!" encoding application, and a bunch of documentation.

Speaking of tweaked drivers, the next new one is coming next week, and it is a PhysX driver. Look for this one to pump 3DMark Vantage scores to the moon, you can do that when you own the API. Sigh.

The more things change, the more they are gamable. µ
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This seems like really good news for Nvidia fans.

1. Price is supposssedly dropped
2. Launch date moved closer
3. Folding at Home now possible
4. PhysX driver soon, for all 8800s I think?

I can't wait to see how these perform, and how much they actually cost now. Maybe they will actually sell closer to the MSRP now.
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i see... so its cuz u guys (leakers) that we have a closer date
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I'm excited.

This is good news for Nvidia fans, for sure.
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so 4 days.... when should we see some benchies? I can not wait to see what card i am going to get.
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I'm excited.

This is good news for Nvidia fans, for sure.

I was excited too untill I saw the $600 price tag. Man those ATI's are looking real good about now.
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17th of June or July...?
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I was excited too untill I saw the $600 price tag. Man those ATI's are looking real good about now.
But it's not $600 now

It's $499 according to another thread to compete with the ATI cards in price (better at least).
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17th of June or July...?
June, only a few days from now.
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finally we will see if this thing can be king of the hill or if 2x4870s will be the better option
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