Nvidia launches GeForce 9800 GTX
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The GeForce 9800 GTX is not faster across the board than the GeForce 8800 GTX that came out back in 2006 as the benchmarks showed. To many readers [think] this may be a disappointment and we’d be lying if we said it doesn’t bother us too. When it comes to just raw gaming performance the GeForce 9800 GTX is more of an evolutionary advancement than revolutionary. If you are looking to play at high resolutions with high anti-aliasing it seems that the GeForce 8800 GTX is still the best choice in the majority of the game titles we looked at here today. This shouldn’t come as a shock to many as the GeForce 8800 GTX does have more memory on a wider bus.
Gamers and enthusiasts that recently picked up the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB video card don’t have anything to be upset about with the launch of the GeForce 9800 GTX. The GeForce 9800 GTX is slighty faster, but with nearly the same specifications many GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB owners will be able to overclock up to these levels without much trouble at all. The GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB is going to have to drop in price as at $299-$349 the GeForce 9800 GTX will cut into the same general pricing market, so that card should offer a very sexy price versus performance ratio in the coming weeks.