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News Nvidia introduces GeForce 9600 GSO

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 29 Apr 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Brett89

    Brett89 Active Member

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    I think this market really needs more competition now, this is just downright stupid. Please ATi.
     
  3. lewchenko

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    I personally hate the way Nvidia relables old products with a modern version label to make it appear to be faster and more modern. I think they should state on the box - NO FASTER than an 8800 GSO.

    But I also hate the way they release *new* technology series which are actually SLOWER than some of the previous generation versions.

    Remember all those poor schmucks who bought the 7300 series card instead of a fast 6800 card. Yeah, they only have themselves to blame but Nvidia is taking advantage in these situations.

    Atleast when it comes to processors, you can be relatively successfull if assuming one generation will be faster than the previous. I say relatively... because there are a few exceptions to that rule as well (e.g. when the first P4's came out!).. But generally speaking a 3800 CPU is less than 4400 is less than a 6000 X2 for example. Pretty much the same thing for intel CPU's as well.

    Nvidia gets away with it every time, despite mass condemnation.
     
  4. TreeDude

    TreeDude New Member

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    The video card market has just gone to hell. The prices are great but there has been zero innovation in the past year or so. Too many cards getting rebranded into a new series. Both ATI and Nvidia are doing this and is sucks big time.

    I still like my 3870 though...
     
  5. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    I disagree.. A budget series 9xxx can be slower then a top of the line series 8xxx and still be newer without any problem IMHO.
     
  6. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    lol, errr no
     
  7. Naberius

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    The only thing that is important to me is that each level of card is faster than its predecessor.

    For example the 9800GTX is faster than the 8800GTX.

    It would be a big ask for every model in the new range to be faster than the highest performing card in the old range.

    The idea of changing a cooler and then re-branding the card as something new is ridiculous though, there is enough intelligent people on this planet to figure out that the only thing that has changed is one digit in the model number and the cooler.
     
  8. devdevil85

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    very true....that would actually require innovation....
     
  9. Vash-HT

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    Uh both companies do this with every generation of cards.....name one series where the lowest end of the new gen was faster than the highest end of the old gen, I'm pretty positive it has never been that way for Nvidia OR Ati..
     
  10. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I think you put in the wrong letter (latter/ledder/later/looter/ok, now I've gone off on a ribbit trail again :blush:)

    On one hand it's silly to have the same product under 2 names. On the other it removes some of the mess from the confusing 8800 series.
     
  11. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    *cough* buy a 8800GTX and be done with it.

    Nvidia should be shot for this piece of marketing, i feel sorry for all those noobs!
     
  12. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    GS-'O'

    What is special about the O? What does it offer over a standard GS? Huh huh huh?
     
  13. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    It stands for "OMG I GOT A 9-SERIES N00BS! I PWN YORE 8800GS!!!!1oneoneeleventy"

    :hehe:
     
  14. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    :hehe: :lol:

    So next the 512 8800GT becomes the 9600GTO?
     
  15. Mentai

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    Maybe a 9700GT? Or a plain old 9800?
    I never got why they only use 6 and 8 in their series, it would have taken some confusion from the GTS series if they just added more numbers.
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i only want AMD/ATI to wake the f*** up...... this is becoming very boring....
     
  17. Brett89

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    It's because MOOOOAAARRRR LETTERZZ = more power.
     
  18. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I really wonder how this compares to my 9600AIW Pro? :hehe:
     
  19. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Errr, yes... there's more then brute speed... Power efficiency for instance...
     
  20. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    that's Omazing

    :hehe:
     
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