9800GTX releases tomorrow and GT200 rumors confirmed

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9800GTX releases tomorrow

After being delayed by 6 days Nvidia's Geforce 9800GTX should reach us tomorrow, April the 1st, the GPU itself not being vastly different from the old G92 chips. The new 9800 will have the ability to support Tri-SLI but other than that it is almost the same as the old 8800GTS. Nvidia have stayed loyal and are so far still releasing the card tomorrow, but a few people don't believe it. Reason being tomorrow is April Fools day.


Anyway, Nvidia have been a little experimental with the 9 series release as they are actually the same chip as the recent 8 series. Fudzilla have said "Nvidia is probing the tolerance of the GPU market", which we totally agree with. So far the market has yet to say no to the new 9 series and they are selling quite well.

 

 

Something to tickle your fancy, rumors have been popping up everywhere about an Nvidia chip called the GT200. According to sources the GT200 is going to be the Geforce 9900GX2 and the 9900GTX. This excites us at OC3D because we may finally be getting the real next-gen cards as it is using a different core from the current cards. Unfortunately not alot else is known about the new architecture nor much about the launch date other than it will be sometime in July. Stay with us for updates.



There are two possible explanation for the re-branded G92, either the new chip is amazing or the replacement is delayed/a bad performer. Is April fools going to be a good day for you? Or are you going to be skipping the 9800s and waiting out for the 9900s? Discuss on our Forums.

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28-03-2008, 06:16:59

Kempez
AMD/ATI's power conservation software rocks nowadays

28-03-2008, 07:26:04

Mr. Smith
You left out some of the juicy tables?

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At 2200MHz (4400Mhz DDR), the 4870 has a bandwidth of 140GB/s. That's about twice the bandwidth of a 3870.
50% more shaders at 50% higher clock combined with 100% more memory bandwidth than the 3870 = something good!

That is just the 4870. Times by two = 4870X2 = something very good?

Oh, release slated for June/July.

All the above ripped off from various places.

28-03-2008, 12:20:12

review_hunter
Oops, left out 2 tables, my bad

28-03-2008, 12:33:41

Hatman
Damn!!!


4870x2 is going to be like.. undestroyable lol.

Go ATI!

28-03-2008, 13:10:09

Phoenix
Oooh, can't wait to see the reviews on these. :D I guess the folks at nVidia should be pretty sweaty by now. :P

28-03-2008, 13:22:24

review_hunter

Oooh, can't wait to see the reviews on these. :D I guess the folks at nVidia should be pretty sweaty by now. :P


Ha, Nvidia ain't defenceless, remember the secret weapon call G100?

28-03-2008, 13:28:00

Hatman
Secret weapon that self melts :P

I heard that nvidia are releasing 55nm G92 parts, probably 9x50 series, then going to the next gen.

28-03-2008, 16:26:32

PP Mguire

4870x2 is going to be like.. undestroyable lol.

Yea, so was the 2900XT and we see how thta went.

28-03-2008, 17:43:58

Hatman

Yea, so was the 2900XT and we see how thta went.



But with this we have something to base the performance on.

28-03-2008, 17:49:48

Mr. Smith
This isn't true. Based on old news. Just speculation.

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