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News Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 drops in price

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 21 Mar 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. lewchenko

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    Interesting to see that Scan is always a little bit cheaper than overclockers these days. Used to be the opposite way round in the past to be honest.

    I think DABS has lost its way with their prices, although they often have free delivery weekends on offer, so I guess thats a tenner saved if you want to wait the 3 days for delivery.

    Brand however is important to me, so kudos again to Scan for stocking the most brands. BFG Tech for the win in my book, but Im not in the market for this card. (Two 800 GTS 512's give equal performance for less money) . The 9800GTX is released March 25th, and Im curious to see how that one will perform (and cost)
     
  3. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    I smell many plans, Sell 8800GTX WC, buy 9800GX 2, wait for a Watercooled version and use the BFG trade up program :D

    Ohhh yeah!
     
  4. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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  5. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    > Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2

    What does THAT mean?
     
  6. Tim S

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  7. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Damn that was fast. Did that few people actually buy this?
     
  8. genesisofthesith

    genesisofthesith complete spanner

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    Theres always a little price gouging at launch before prices settle.
     
  9. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    I remember when I got my 8800GTX WC, the price went up about a week after I got mine.
     
  10. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    because it's such a wonderful card!

    i predict we see more 9800Gx2 price drops, unless nVidia gets better drivers that enables this less than one week product to overtake one and half year old G80 GTX in SLi.
     
  11. freedom810

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    I bet those few are mighty peed off.
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well just like their first attempt at a dual gpu card that flopped this for the most part flopped as well, the price to performance was horrid so they had no choice but to lower the price to make it remotely worth buying.
     
  13. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    It could just be an indication of flat-lining demand for the product after the initial wave of hardcore enthusiast buyers. Or to prevent that from happening.
     
  14. Indybird

    Indybird Why are you reading this?

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    Any good deals in the US?
    I really want to but one of these but I just cant justify spending $600 on a graphics card (no matter how good it is).

    -Indybird
     
  15. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Even the cheapest price in the UK seems to be $750, so go ahead, turn the knife in the wound and then add some salt with your US-prices :D
     
  16. salesman

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    i didnt read any of the other comments but its still $599 on newegg
     
  17. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    Seems like a lazy soultion instead of devloping a new GPU just sticking two on the same card presumably by using an internal PCI-E bus and sli like they did before. They didn't even get it all on one PCB this time.
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ^^^ agreed another flop by nVidia in my opinion.
     
  19. p3n

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    downgrade for 400 quid, awesome idea :p
     
  20. Primoz

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    nVidia never did. THe 7900/50 GX2 also had 2 PCBs, but the cores weren't facing eachother. This is IMO a better solution. The easiest though would be to have asingle PCB. But this makes the dual slot space (that the card will obviously take up anyway) far better used.
     
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