<P>The GeForce 9800 series is due later this month, but if we're lucky there will be some leakage during CeBIT. Several partners have stated to show 9800 cards, but NVIDIA doesn't want them to. GeForce 9800GTX is still slated for late March, 9800GX may appear anytime between Marh 11 to 18, or in worst case scenario later than that. The performance is of course being discussed as it is well established that it will sport two G92-450 cores and that performance will be largely dependent on the drivers. VR-Zone has now posted http//www.vr-zone.com/articles/GeForce_9800_GX2%2C_9800_GTX_%26_3870_X2_Compared/5614.htmla slide comparing GeForce 9800GTX, 9800GX2 and AMD's flagship Radeon HD 3870X2</A>.</P><P align=left>The platform was an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz) on and&nbsp;Intel 965P-based motherboard. Drivers were Forceware 173.67 and Catalyst version 8.451.&nbsp;This means that all cards are limited by the test system, but it does show a relative comparison. It would be nice to see a test with a 4GHz+ quad-core on a slightly newer chipset. </P>
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<P align=left>Considering this, the $599 price tag seems a bit steep. </P>