Quad SLI doesn't work on XP!

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Quad SLI doesn't work on XP!

 

If you are looking forward to grabbing yourself two 9800GX2's for your computer but it is running XP then forget it. Nvidia have announced that the Quad driver doesn't work under XP and only on 32bit and 64bit Vista. Rumors of Microsoft pushing some money towards Nvidia have popped up here and there as this could be yet another good marketing ploy from MS. What is interesting is that after Nvidia saying XP doesn't support it they said "For now" which brings hope to the XP gamers of the world.

 

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25-03-2008, 10:32:55

Kerotan
Just so you know both links to get here from the article are dead, but I kinda feel sorry for all those ppl buying 1Gb 8500s and probably telling all their friends "I have a 1Gb graphics card in my computer". Seems to me that the 9500/9400 won't really be a big jump anyway, as things tend to advance much more slowly at the low-end as far as I can tell. Hope that nVidia do slacken off a bit with the whole 9-series, then ATi can get some good cards out in the gaps at a price-point which is competitive, like they did with the 3850/3870.

25-03-2008, 10:52:02

Rastalovich
Somebody there doesn`t know what they`re doing, or is new to the pc market.

New people signed up recently ?

25-03-2008, 12:05:08

Pat123
makes sense to me. If the old stuff is selling okay then wait until its not.. then release new cards.

And tbh, my reckoning is nvidia are indeed waiting for a powerful card from ATI until they delve into NEW technologies.

25-03-2008, 12:37:26

Allargando
This problem says one thing to me
Nvidia should have spent more time developing the 9xxx series

25-03-2008, 13:49:30

ionicle
they should

and the 9xxx series should be based on a new architecture

with more power

etc

25-03-2008, 16:45:11

Rastalovich

This problem says one thing to me
Nvidia should have spent more time developing the 9xxx series



Exactly.

If your going for this sort of card, you want desktop/office type performance with perhaps some media prospects.

You certainly wouldn`t upgrade from a 8400/8500 unless you were needing to spend for the sake of it.

Even still, these cards don`t exactly empty shelves quickly, and to be fair, when the next gen is on the horizon u can pick them up for £20-£30 easy.. or pay more for a 9 series low end card ?

Q4 08 would probably be a viable time for release.

25-03-2008, 16:50:14

Kempez
Pah, it's just good marketing sense. Delay the release of the new cards to help disty's and partners get rid of old stock, been happening for years

25-03-2008, 17:00:10

NobodyNowhereNothing

Pah, it's just good marketing sense. Delay the release of the new cards to help disty's and partners get rid of old stock, been happening for years



But why announce them in the first place? I mean 8XXX series are a very strong series in my opinion, shouldnt they be here longer before new cards come out? Taking in mind the fact the the 9XXX series doesn't exactly have anything new to them! I was taking a project the other week, to build a gaming PC for a customer however it was cancelled as he heard about the new 9XXX series and he decided to wait ... I explained him what i could but its just the way of numbering the cards ... For example a 8800GTS is faster than the 9600 right? Well the customer wouldnt understand that .. just because the number is higher they think its a better card! Now good luck explaining this! Or maybe that's what this companies want?

I am really confused!

25-03-2008, 17:06:01

Kempez
The 8600's weren't the greatest

Nvidia announce products to get people like us who are tech savvy to anticipate their release. They keep the old cards on the shelves and don't release the new ones for the exact reason you've been saying....if they released the newer high numbered cards then people wouldn't buy the old ones.

Thusly: good marketing strategy

25-03-2008, 17:08:00

Rastalovich
I`d buy the 8400/8500 if the 9400/9500 was out, cos the price would be probably half. And for what your going to put it in.. there`s no competition aspect performance wize.
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