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Amid a flurry of delays, NVIDIA launches two new products

NVIDIA continues its recent trend of launch delays by making even more 11th-hour embargo shifts. The company pushed the launch dates of many of its products that were expected to launch yesterday into next week.

This includes NVIDIA's new GeForce 9800GTX graphics cards and the new nForce 780a chipset.

In place of the delayed products, NVIDIA yesterday launched its nForce 730a chipset and lifted the embargo off of the GeForce 9800 GX2 SLI. Some vendors also announced the nForce 750a chipset.

The nForce 730a is NVIDIA's newest low end chipset. The chipset's most notable feature is support for NVIDIA's new Hybrid SLI technology, which DailyTech reported last week is also delayed. The nForce 750a chipset falls into a similar market category, and also comes with Hybrid SLI support and integrated NVIDIA PureVideo HD.

GeForce 9800GX2 Quad SLI configuration also launched yesterday -- SLI for the dual-GPU GeForce. However, nagging driver issues bar the combination from reaching its full potential.

NVIDIA provided no official explanations for the launch delays. This is the company's third set of delays this month. 

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Nagging Drivers
By drzoo2 on 3/26/2008 10:51:09 AM , Rating: 2
However, nagging driver issues bar the combination from reaching its full potential.

Ya, The same goes for 8800GT. Fix these first.....then move on to the new stuff......Nvidia. Figure out how to smooth the game play. What good is 100FPS when it drops to 10 for no apparent reason. Kinda like that graph in the Anandtech 9800 quad SLI review.....all over the place.


RE: Nagging Drivers
By AlvinCool on 3/26/2008 12:00:50 PM , Rating: 2
So far I don't see a problem playing games, but my old 6800GT played better streaming video off the internet. I can't play off the Fox site half the time and when I go for HD content it's pitiful, but it worked with the AGP 6800GT before I upgraded.

Two steps forward, one driver back I guess

RE: Nagging Drivers
By 7Enigma on 3/27/2008 8:20:46 AM , Rating: 2
I'm currently on my old rig with the same video card you had (6800GT). I have been waiting for this new product launch to rebuild the system and unfortunately we are seeing on both the CPU and GPU fronts what lack of competition does...

It is really sad, I upgrade maybe once every 3-4 years and I just got unlucky with both AMD and ATI missing left and right.

RE: Nagging Drivers
By ImSpartacus on 3/26/2008 3:09:01 PM , Rating: 2
But Anandtech admitted that the results were skewed and needed revisiting.

When you are getting a 15% performance increase from overclocking two quad cores .8GHz, then it is not the processors speaking, its a bottleneck.

Maybe drivers can fix that, maybe not.

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