View Full Version : Nvidia's Series 9 Graphics Cards

03-24-2008, 04:33 PM
Anybody else psyched as me about the series 9 cards, the 9800gx2 is an amazing card, 30% better than 8800 Ultra. I wont be getting a new graphics card for a long time cuz I just got a 8800 GTS 512 and that cost me, so not for a few years lol, but still fun to think about the new 9 series. Anyone here gonna be getting a series 9 card?

03-24-2008, 04:44 PM
I read about these a few weeks back. I want one but I still haven't even tried one of the 8800 series yet (And I still need a PC anyways).

And I remember reading that NVidia made a really nice graphic cards for mobile devices like the iPhone. That's pretty awesome.

Chaos Proxy
03-24-2008, 04:54 PM
Kinda old.
They aren't that great, it's like Penyrin processors aginst old ones, the diffrence isn't just that great to justify the price.

03-24-2008, 06:03 PM
The 9800GTX which will be released on April 1 is a beefed up 8800GTS G92. It out preforms it but only just. The main reason to buy it if you have an 8 series card is for Tri-SLI but IMHO, that's a huge waste of money. The 9800GX2 is ridiculously expensive when compared to the 8800GTS which offers much greater performance per dollar. Quad-SLI drivers are due tomorrow and I don't think there will be even a 30% increase. While the 9 series may scale much better than the 8 series [look at 9600GT SLI], Quad-SLI is bound to run into the same problems as CrossfireX does with two 3870X2's.

nVidia pulled a bunny out of the hat with the G92 and the 8800GT. Everyone was expecting some crazy 60% increase in performance with the 9800GTX but when it's specs were released, most comp forums smashed the card as rubbish.

Seeing that you have a 8800GTS G92, it would be ludicrous to purchase the 9800GTX unless you can sell your old card for a good price. Then again, if you don't have a nVidia board you can't SLI which defeats the purpose of getting the new card.

I think it's time we got ourselves a computer forum part of AF!

EDIT: The only reason to upgrade to Penryn is if you skipped the last generation. Since Nehalem is due for Q1 09 for mainstream, it is sort of pointless buying a new mobo now.

Here is the 9800GTX
Here it is next to the 8800GTS [G92]
And here is something bizarre that ASUS decided to do. Introducing the 3850 X3. Yup 3 3850s together with a pre installed watercooling solution. I think it's going to suck.