Geforce 9800 GTX+ to sell for $229

The Nvidia Geforce 9800GTX+ is powered by a 55nm G92 chip, it will also come at incredibly low prices. As Radeon HD 4850 comes dangerously close to the Geforce 9800 GTX 65nm-based performance, Nvidia has decided to launch a new chip / card to combat it. The Radeon HD 4850 has a suggested e-tail price of $199 in the U.S. and close to €150 in Euroland with VAT.

The Geforce 9800GTX+ GPU works at 738MHz and has significantly faster Shaders clocked at 1836mhz with up to 15 percent of a performance boost compared to Geforce 9800GTX. At the same time, the 9800 GTX+ will launch at an amazing $229 suggested e-tail price and should be available by July 15th.

At the same time, Nvidia plans to drop the Geforce 9800 GTX price all the way to $199 to make it more attractive. The question that remains is how Nvidia plans to finance such a move as there is still a load of 9800GTX 65nm cards in the channel, and especially after last week we don't think many are considering to buy one.

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TheIneffableBob4741d ago

Seems like a fairly reasonable price.

However, I'd suggest NVIDIA be a bit more competitive on their pricing. ATI's 4000 series seems like it should be pretty scary to NVIDIA.

Bolts4741d ago

I'm tired of Nvidia charging whatever price they please just because they hold the performance lead. Thank god for competition.

wAtdaFck4741d ago

I agree, thank God of competition. I remember when the 8800 GTX was 500+ USD last year. Now, the 9800 GTX, a better card, is only 200 USD.


The_Kills4741d ago

This is what people want to see..

Millah4741d ago

Looks like I'll be selling my 8800GT to my roommate. Anyone know how the 9800 GTX and GTX+ compare to an 8800GT?

Kakkoii4741d ago

Well the story says up to a 15% performance increase over the 9800GTX...

So I'd say a realistic 13-19% more performance over an 8800GTX.

Millah4741d ago (Edited 4741d ago )

Oh it performs that much better than the 8800 GTX? I was under the impression that the GX2 and GTX 280 are the real 8800GTX/ultra replacements....but if it performs better than an 8800 GTX I'll definitely be getting one. Or maybe I should just buy another 8800GT and just SLI?

TheIneffableBob4741d ago

You'd get better performance if you were to SLI those 8800 GTs. Just a caveat, though: SLI doesn't work in every game, though it does in most of the big releases.

Kakkoii4741d ago

Naw Bob.. SLI isn't a good idea if your looking for price/performance.

SLI is something you do if you have the money for 2 or 3 of the best cards lol.

@Millah: Go for a 9800GTX+, or wait for the GTX 260 or 280 price to drop. Yes, the GTX 260/280 are a replacement for the 9800GTX. There also the replacements for the 9800GX2.. lol that's how powerful the GTX 280 is.. Better than a GX2.

Millah4741d ago

Cool thanks for the advice kakkoii, bubbles for you :)

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gk074741d ago

i have a 8800 gt to and want to know how it fares

Eidolon4741d ago

now i have to decide between buying a laptop and building my own desktop

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