Not much bang for your buck R9800XT/FX5950?

Well the Inquirer seems to think that you shouldn't be holding your breath.

<A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11827" target="_new">http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11827</A>

They also mention that the Fx5950's design may involve a bigger 'cpu style' cooler with latching mechanism, etc. Easier to add your own Cooler I'm sure, but those who would likely wouldn't go with that core anymore, and are waiting for the NV40 if anything.

Anywhoo, just thought it'd be of interest to y'all, especially those like Carnage who are interested in the R9800XT.

More info on the NV38 cooling mechanism, maybe it's NOT so bad. Supposed to be quieter than the R9800XT.
<A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11829" target="_new">http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11829</A>

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flamethrower205

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What's yer opinion of the chick in the green amd- yay or nay?
No surprise about being overly expensive- 10fps extra generally cost much more than the base 100 fps with the card below it....

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I'm not a fan of the green rubber look. And while it's only personal preference, Asian chicks don't do it for me (Blondes don't either).

I'm not surprised that they'll be expensive, but I'm surprised there has been so much work up to what amounts to be a slight overclock. I wouldn't be surprised if most current R9800P oweners are able to push their cards past the current specs, and perhaps much further. What would be annoying (for those forking over the dough) would be if the new cards can't go any further than the current cards in the hands of overclockers.
With the (reported) limited run/availibility it likely won't have much impact either way.


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well it's kinda stupid to get a XT or 50 cause NV40 and R420 is right around the corner..........

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yeah the 9700 to 9800 jump was pretty minimal to begin with. the 9800 to XT is an even more insignificant jump. Ditto with the 5900 to 5950.

Bang for buck is definately not there.

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Exactly. I'm not sure there will be a large demand for these. Most people wanting the best already got the R9800Pro (likely after the R9700P), now there's a small portion of those who might get the XT, out of Viagra issues IMO. And those who were on the fence about the R9700P waited for the R9800, and then got the cheaper card, or went with the R9800P when it was ony a slight increase. And then there were the hangers on who waited for the R9800P to get the R9700NP and R9500P at severe discount. The market is small and thankfully they said they aren't making many cards (supply is pretty tight according o the Inquirer and others). Hopefully the other R9800s will come down in price, that may benifit the majority of people.

But I think most will wait for a truely new product. Especially those in the nV camp who don't see this as an answer to their FX woes.
Sorry I just had to add that last bit CoolS. :evil:



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the XT caters to those that NEED the latest and greatest. for those that consider a card thats a few months old (i.e. the 9800pro) to be obselete.

And to constantly be "better than the nvidia flagship product"

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I agree with that. I just bought a 9800 Pro and I'm not worried about not having the "greatest." It's damned good, and good enough for me.

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Hehe, almost sounded like u were talking about asian chicks in ur second paragraph :evil:
This release of the XT and GF5950 or whatever isn't that big a deal- I agree also with what u state- they'll be limited and the new stuff is just around the corner. Now I wait for the green plastic to melt away...

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Also depends on their price point. If the 9800XT was priced at, say $400 with HL2 bundled (or a voucher, since the ship date has slipped), then those folks who were about to get a new card and knew they were going to play HL2 might be pretty well tempted; it's not THAT much more than a $300 9800pro + a $50 HL2 box.

Having said that, I have no idea what 9800xt pricing is like. Probably ludicrous, I'm guessing.

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