After a bit of research, months ago, I took it as a fact that the new GeForce 9800 series will be coming out at the end of this year, around Christmas, so I simply lost interest in buying any new graphics cards and decided to wait until the new ones come out to catch the price drop. But just today I stumbled upon an article on Wikipedia which said "nVIDIA's GeForce 9 generation, also known as the G92 (formerly G90) or the 8800, was originally planned to be released on November 12, 2007. However, to tackle competition with ATI, nVIDIA changed the release date to October 29, 2007" Now, my question is just how trustworthy is this information, have any of you actually heard anything about hurrying the release date?
I don't think will see 9 series this year
honestly i think most of the stuff we hear about the 9000 series is made up. I highly doubt we will be seeing 9*** cards anytime soon.
I suspect it will be in the next few months. I never heard any firm dates, only Q4 of '07, which we've only just entered this month. I did hear a rumor that nvidia's plan is to release a new series every year at about the same time. Seems like right now we're about one year removed from the 8 series release, so...
I too am waiting for the 9 series to come out so I can replace my 7950 with a 9800gtx (or whatever they'll call it). It's been difficult resisting the urge to buy an 8800, but I think I can hold out a little longer.
Oblivious;3991204I too am waiting for the 9 series to come out so I can replace my 7950 with a 9800gtx (or whatever they'll call it). It's been difficult resisting the urge to buy an 8800, but I think I can hold out a little longer.
Difficult for YOU? Ive got a Radeon X800... But I won't be buying a 9800 anyways, i just don't want to buy a 8800 and then find out two months later i could have paid a hundred dollars less.
if you are buying a 8800 and trying to decide when...you really never know. There's always gonna be something better or price drops. As for me i wouldnt want to wait forever. Ill be buying the 8800GTX within a week or two and ive been waiting awhile (ive got a plain old 6800). If you are considering buying a "9800***" whenever it comes out, think about the driver situation. The new drivers always have problems (remember the 8800 drivers?)
There are also rumors that the next Nvidia cards will be more 8000s, being 8900s and 8950s. More recently I've even seen rumors of another 8800 model, the 8800GT, possibly before even the 8900s. Until we hear anything official from Nividia it's hard to tell which is fact and which is heresay, speculation, or outright lies.
That being said, you can take a look at two things to try and make an educated guess as to what their next move will be. With no competition from ATI and earlier series including #9## models, it's unlikely their next cards will be the 9000s. As I said, this is merely a guess, and I too would like to see the 9000s soon as I plan to go with a 9800GTX.
Oh, and btw, an X800, or even X800XT like I have is not as great a hold me over card as you might think. It plays CoD4 and TimeShift better than I'd hoped but I am still locked out of titles like Bioshock, MoH: Airborne and Clive Barker's Jericho due to no shader 3 support. It also stutters pretty bad on titles like Doom3, HL2, FEAR, and STALKER and cost me well over $500.