Nvidia responds to AMD with 55nm 9800 GTX+, price cuts

By on June 19, 2008, 1:08 PM
Hot on the heels of AMD’s decision to lift the press embargo on Radeon HD 4850 performance information, Nvidia has responded with a price cut and the launch of the GeForce 9800 GTX+, an overclocked version of the 9800 GTX that the company is touting as the best single card price / performance offering.

The new and improved 9800 GTX+ bumps both core and shader clock speeds – with the help of a more efficient 55nm process – from 675MHz to 738MHz and from 1,688MHz to 1,836MHz respectively. GDDR3 memory remains the same at 1000MHz. What’s more interesting, Nvidia announced a general price cut on 9800 GTX cards to $199 (down from $290), with the GTX+ to sell at $229 – just $30 above the recently launched Radeon HD 4850.

The graphics war is certainly heating up and new offerings accompanied by price cuts will be most welcomed by consumers, though I can imagine those who recently bought a 9800 GTX card will be very annoyed at the fact this new GTX+ card arrives out of the blue with a better performance and price.




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aolish said:
price cuts are certainly welcomed :).. no longer Nvidia over charging on there cards... here's hoping amd can bring out a powerful processor now. price cuts are desperately needed in this area of the market.
Loquacious1 said:
So true! Now that I'm in the market to replace a 7 yr. old Dell Dimension 8200 with an XPS and XP (Pro if they'll allow that) and in need high end graphics. Plus considering Dell is charging to downgrade to XP now. Any cost break would be welcome!Now watch Dell not offer this card... :^/
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