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Graphics Good bye 8800 Ultra Hello 9800GX2, UPDATED!!! 9800GTX

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Otis1337, 3 Jan 2008.

  1. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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  2. biff

    biff New Member

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    I'm no expert but that sounds like a lot of card for only a rumored 30% gain in performance over a 8800 Ultra.
     
  3. Pheonix91

    Pheonix91 New Member

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    Agreed, but it still looks completely insane.
     
  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Epic fail. Putting two chips to one card just isn't an answer IMO. Go develop something new and powerfull, don't just supercharge the last version.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It's not meant to be the performance solution. It's supposed to be the most uncompromised full-speed card they can make with their current-gen cards. If that means putting 2 on one card, then so be it. It's like SLi.
     
  6. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin New Member

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    Bah it seems that without any competitor, they are doing what a monopoly will do: just continue to serve the same old products forever ...
     
  7. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Anyone else think it should be called the 8800GX2 instead?

    30% doesn't sound like an appealing enough boost over an Ultra for the inevitably ridiculous price that this will come in at, so I'd take any specs reported with a serious pinch of salt until someone gets one on a test-bench.
     
  8. eeevan

    eeevan Dremel Master

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    Damn it!
     
  9. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    "2. Two PCBs"

    Oh great, not again!

    7900GX2 flash back anyone?
     
  10. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin New Member

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    The new Winter collection from NVidia is out ...
     
  11. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    We've known for a while that they were planning on sticking two G92 cores on one PCB. Not interesting IMO - considering the driver problems that are bound to happen.
     
  12. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Hmmm, rather disapointed tbh :eyebrow:
    When you think the 8800 card is said to be double that of the 7800's, and the 7800 double that of the 6800, and the 6800 almost double that of the 5800's in performance.
    So nvidia have gone from an effective 100% perfomance increase with each series of card, to just a 30% increase with this next series, and I bet its still a sucker for vasts amount of power. :duh: :wallbash:

    Disapointing :miffed:

    Yer actually I think it should have been, specially at only a 30% increase, thats poooor :sigh:
     
  13. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Agreed - every single multi-GPU solution to date has been a "failure" - Voodoo, Gigabyte 3D1 (6800s), Sapphire Dual X1950s, GeForce 7950 GX2..

    We are remaining sceptical until we test one and see proper support (and the price).

    What it makes you think is that if this is the 9800 - what for the rest of the year?
     
  14. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Any chance of 6 way SLI? that would be cool - but I suppose the returns would be pretty rubbish.

    If it is the same as an 8800GT but with 2 of them, would it be possible to do 3 way SLI with only this and one 8800GT?

    As for the naming, I think g92 should have been the 9 series all along, it was different from g80 after all. I suppose we are still waiting for g90 then.
     
  15. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    well.. the 7950GX2 wiped the floor with single 7900 cards.. so it wasnt that much of a failure. and not everyone wants to buy crappy nvidia mainboards to be able to run sli.

    the problems its had where bad drivers for quad sli and the 8series shortly after that was much better... but at the release of the 7950GX2 it was the fastest nvidia card out there... so i woudnt call it a failure.

    besides, since then lots of times has passed, sli drivers and game support for multi gpu technology has improved a lot...
     
  16. amdboy89

    amdboy89 New Member

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    Agreed!
    All this is, is old architecture shrunk down and sodered together. I'd wait for the new architecture!
    Quiet depressing.
     
  17. Guest-23315

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    Am I the only one that thinks it looks like a piece of dog poo?

    Dual GPU's are one of those things, like Dairy Free Milk, that just shouldn't exist.
     
  18. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    this hard has nothing to do with the next generation. It's just not correctly named

    Rage Fury MaXx

    crappy card, awesome name
     
  19. walle

    walle Well-Known Member

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    Well gents...this is getting ridicules.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Oh, so that's why nVidia are lining up their new line of G9x/D9P chips?
     

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