While nobody was surprised that NVIDIA’s GeForce 9800GX2 launch was delayed several weeks due to the complexity of the design and getting full software support out the door, a few people were surprised when news came that their 9800GTX would be launching in March. The card, which retains the suffix of its outstandingly successful predecessor, was initially slated for an April launch. Many analysts expected that reports detailing AMD’s aggressive launch schedule for R700-based graphics cards were behind the accelerated release date.
Now it would appear that the card is not going to launch in March after all. VR-Zone is reporting today that the 9800GTX will not launch March 25th, as previously reported, and will instead be release on the first day of April. This will be a full two weeks after yesterday’s launch of the 9800GX2 and 790i chipsets, and one week after the upcoming release of QuadSLI-enabling Forceware. It is kind of funny that NVIDIA will be launching a product on April 1st, as many people recognize “April Fool’s Day” as a day filled with practical jokes and other shenanigans.
Our review of NVIDIA’s recently-released GeForce 9800GX2 is essentially done, but we have been unable to publish the article due to some problems that occurred as a result of our recent website redesign. We apologize for not getting the review out to you on launch day, but you can rest assured that it will be coming to you pretty soon!