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Killswitch
03-18-2008, 02:24 PM
Well not "here", but they're available.
So, who's gonna be the first to get one of these? lol

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29030&vpn=01G-P3-N891-AR&manufacture=eVGA

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/mem...mpressions.html (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/member-reviews/5128-nvidia-geforce-9800-gx2-1gb-dual-gpu-first-impressions.html)

AmdWolfman
03-18-2008, 02:38 PM
more to come likely, a very nice card.

\m/ Rich \m/
03-18-2008, 03:23 PM
well, time to get my taxes done i thinks, LOL

shadowjak
03-18-2008, 06:31 PM
I'm getting 2 of these beasts.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-N891-AR

mboy67
03-18-2008, 07:01 PM
Can You say over priced per performance.

filthy
03-19-2008, 01:15 AM
One...maybe. Quad SLI with two of these....overkill.

AmdWolfman
03-19-2008, 11:37 AM
now we wait for the jagernaut of AMD and ATI. Release of a intergrated mobo and will never take up that much room of sli or crossfire. plus who knows what they'll throw in their, maybe they have something on the go now, but i'll say this that, it better out perform or at least run neck and neck.or who knows it may just flop

shadowjak
03-19-2008, 03:08 PM
Just waiting to see if Evga is going to release some different versions and then I'm going for 2 of them.Hopefully they come out with superclocked versions.

filthy
03-19-2008, 03:34 PM
Superclocked? Your paying someone to overclock your cards that's all. Do it yourself, their warranty covers it anyways. But I guess if you can afford to spend $1300.00 on just video cards your not pinching pennies anyways....

shadowjak
03-19-2008, 07:15 PM
Yes get the superclocked version,add some aftermarket cooling and overclock it some more

Killswitch
03-19-2008, 07:37 PM
I doubt there'll be much in the way of aftermarket cooling for these Bad Larry's. They are designed in such a way that is totally different from the 3870X2. They are kind of like the 7950 GX2's except the PCB's face each other and the GPU's share the same heatsink! I was reading one review today where they turned off all the case fans and ran Call of Duty 4 maxed out. They said the card hit over 100*C in 15 minutes and cut itself back (some kind of death preventing feature). Also, I don't think there's anything special about superclocked cards that will allow you to push them further then the regular ones. All you're paying for is a different bios in the card which is good if you're a noob. But like the Filthiest one said, might as well save some bones and OC it yourself.

Edit: Just the intake fan of the case was disabled.

shadowjak
03-19-2008, 09:47 PM
It looks like they are coming out with a water cooled version.

And here are some overclocking results-

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1332/geforce_9800_gx2_overclocked_and_tested/index.html

oneof3
03-19-2008, 10:34 PM
Ah...the e-[censored] race. Carry on.

mboy67
03-19-2008, 10:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The bottom line is spec for spec the 9800 GX2 is still lower than two 8800GTS 512MB cards. At least AMD didnít choose to release the HD 3870 X2 under a different series Ė the name that AMD chose perfectly explains the card: Radeon HD 3870 times two. This offering from NVIDIA is more 8800 than 9800 due to the fact that NVIDIA chose to implement the G92 core into the 8800 series products.
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Killswitch
03-20-2008, 08:47 AM
To go with that quote mboy, as most people know nVidia is on crack when it comes to naming their cards. The 8800GT and 8800GTS 512 cards should both be 9800's. The other concern some have is drivers for quad sli. They were junk before. Will it work this time? Gonna have to look for some more reviews.

shadowjak
03-20-2008, 08:59 PM
Quad SLI test

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1347/geforce_9800_gx2_in_quad_sli_tested/index.html

mboy67
03-20-2008, 10:08 PM
disappointing results for it so far in Quad