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post #31 of 45
nVidia flagship usually means $650+

How much was the 280 before the X2 came out? I remember seeing one for over $700 on newegg.
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post #32 of 45
make it $500 and goodbye 4870x2...


gtx 280s where like $550 when they first hit the market but dropped fast I bought mines like 2 weeks after release for like $450 each

(depends where you buy it from.)
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Now that Nvidia is on the counter attack we will see ATI putting out more optimized drivers as well as more price drops.
Or perhaps since Nvidia is disregarding power consumption, AMD will turn on Sideport which might have some good performance benefits.
    
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Where are people getting false information that the 9800GX2 was a flop??

Do we not remember the top 30 chart from less than a year ago? Oh, how soon we forget.
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Where are people getting false information that the 9800GX2 was a flop??

Do we not remember the top 30 chart from less than a year ago? Oh, how soon we forget.
That card had more problems than I can be bothered to list. Not to mention the sandwich design is absolutely horrible, take a hint from ATI and go single PCB already.

In the end, the price to performance ratio pushes sales, not performance alone. It's why ATI is dominating this round.

And for any of you expecting it to be a 4870x2 killer, don't hold your breath. I can assure you it will not be priced any lower than $600. Also, more people need to be paying attention to the 4850x2, that is one beast of a card for <$300.
Edited by Liability - 12/15/08 at 7:25pm
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post #36 of 45
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That card had more problems than I can be bothered to list. Not to mention the sandwich design is absolutely horrible, take a hint from ATI and go single PCB already.

In the end, the price to performance ratio pushes sales, not performance alone. It's why ATI is dominating this round.

And for any of you expecting it to be a 4870x2 killer, don't hold your breath. I can assure you it will not be priced any lower than $600. Also, more people need to be paying attention to the 4850x2, that is one beast of a card for <$300.
Please, enlighten us on the never ending list of problems.
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post #37 of 45
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I have already said it, if you are serious pm me I will be selling them for $200 a piece (2 weeks or so)
dude i'd be all over one of those if you are serious!!
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post #38 of 45
Horrible drivers for starters. It took them forever to release drivers that could just run quad SLi, let alone drivers that were actually 'optimized' for it (I use that term loosely )

Heat problems. Self explanatory. Thank you, sandwich design!

And the biggest one? Microstuttering. Again, self explanatory. That card was/is notorious for it.
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post #39 of 45
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Where are people getting false information that the 9800GX2 was a flop??

Do we not remember the top 30 chart from less than a year ago? Oh, how soon we forget.
Where is the beloved driver support now?

Unlike a certain green company, the 3870X2 will remain in the INF for driver releases for a long time, and still have optimizations passed down from the 4XXX series.

At least these red guys don't treat you as second class citizens after they release a new top-dog chip.


Plus, the GX2 didn't really have enough RAM to have decent performance above the 8800GTX SLi setup either, thanks to nVidia's bad memory management on this new architecture (more than 512MB then it's all good though)

Just see the new 4850X2 review from FiringSquad. Compare the 4850X2 with the 9800GTX+ SLi setup. If that isn't pure ownage I don't know what is.

It's a $600+ card yet had performance degrading so much in little time.
    
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I think Nvidia had no choice but to go with the dual-PCB design as they were caught off guard by the HD4000. They had to get the GTX295 out the door as quickly as they can and so the only choice they could go with is the design that they have the most experience with - dual-PCB. It probably would have taken them much much longer to design a single PCB card for GTX295 and as the article said, they are in a hurry to get the performance crown back.
i've seen the new x58 motherboards handle SLi quite well though
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