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Old 05-08-2008, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wasn't there supposed to be a geforce 8900 series before the 9000 series cards? I am just wondering
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If you want to believe google, they still are planning to release them, but nividia is using a new form of gpgpu's for that line of cards. As the gpu isn't quite perfected yet, I'm guessing they released the 9 series as a 'filler'/'placeholder' of sorts.
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does this mean the 8900s could be better than the 9800s?
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Yes they should be. Apparently ATI has always been ahead of Nvidia with respect to gpu's, and now that Nvidia is improving it's design, it should be a killer card. (if you can afford it.)
There always is the possibility that Nvidia will decide to scrap the series and incoperate what was the 8900 into a new series, the 10,000 series? Idk
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seeing as the 9 series is hardly any different from the 8 series i wouldn't be surprised. i think nvidia just decided bigger numbers sell better, seeing as it's always proved true.
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there wotn be a 8900 series as i see it, i remember months ago reading nvidia is skipping out on the 8900's like the 6 series did.
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I thought they had prototype 8900s already built.. I remember seeing pics but it could have been the 9 series
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I doubt they will still brand it as 8series, perhaps a new 9 series designation. For those who want a top end card, but haven't done the research, they will go to an internet shop, and click on the the '9 series' tab over the '8 series' tab below it. That said, Nvidia don't exactly have the greatest track record for using unambiguous naming conventions.
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8900 series is discontiniued... they decided that the 8800Ultra should be the top member of the 8 series... 9 series is what's in now (and they aren't that great as it is)
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if they were to release it in some form you guys are right because noobs will think it is a worse card then the 9 series. I see these things happening alot with my noob/stubborn friends saying that they chose an 8300gs over a 7900GT because its a higher number and therefore a better card. But what cracks me up most is they think they are getting such a sweet deal 40 bucks lol.
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