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[Fud] 9800GTX to get a new performance driver

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Significantly improved

"Nvidia plans to launch a new Geforce 9800GTX driver and we’ve learned that you should expect a severe performance increase compared to current drives.

We know that this performance jump will affect 9800GTX but as its G92 based card the new driver might speed up some other G92 based products.

Nvidia is doing this simply as with current drivers Radeon 4850 and 4870 are getting too close to 9800GTX performance and Nvidia wants to make some stand.

The performance might be so good that internally Nvidia calls it 9800GTX+. If we see some big improvements that will clearly mean that Nvidia was holding some performance potential back and that it was waiting for the new ATI card.

It wouldn’t be the first time."

Wow, I cant believe nvidia would do this!...O wait, yes I can.

Edit: O CRAP sorry bout that! http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...7975&Itemid=34
Edited by hairston630 - 6/18/08 at 5:45am
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hmm, so it should improve the gx2 right?

edit: oh wait that would mess with gtx280 sales :/
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nice find +rep. I wonder how significant the performance increase will be.
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I am tired of these back and forth Ati vs Nvidia games where they hold back and mean while I have the product for 2 months, but can not use it to my full potential because Nvidia is holding back the drivers. This stuff is really starting to piss me off.. :swearing: Keep it up Nvidia with the price of the GTX 280 and a recession, plan on spending extra for maid service to dust off all of the GTX 280 on the self nobody buys.. NVIDIA STOP SCREWING AROUND WITH ATI and concentrate on the consumer already..
    
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hmm, so it should improve the gx2 right?

edit: oh wait that would mess with gtx280 sales :/
Very true. I just bought an EVGA 9800gx2. I saw maxishine was pumpin out an average of 50fps with a max of 80fps (1680x1050) in the crysis benchmark tool (settings very high no aa or af) using 2 9800gx2's and an e8500 overclocked to 4.1ghz. I havent seen the gtx280 come close with sli. I think I made a good investment .
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cool cant wait to test it out
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I posted this thread this morning. That is a later repost you just sent and so is the other in the software forum.
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