So i was updating myself on the latest news of the graphics card market and such.
Turns out that the 9800GTX and 9800GX2 will be releasing in the next 2 weeks.
A look on wiki showed the following for the GTX (screw the GX2 , its going to cost around £440 apparently)
$350 isnt TOO bad for a brand new card of a new generation , what concerned me however is the 267mm long part.
If its anywhere as long as the 9800GTX which apparently looks like this –
Then im royally fucked.
So i popped my case open and got out my tape measure to see if i could squeeze such an obtrusively long card into my PC.
My current 7600GT comes in at 170mm…
The first line as you may have guessed is my graphics card , the second line is how long it needs to be, this doesent look like much in the above picture. but its pretty damned huge.
I shooped up this image to give a better idea…
Thats only approximate and it is probably very slightly less than that , alternatively , thats 100% correct and its just that fucking stupidly long.
ps. lol heatsink. Sean would be proud.
pps. wow , either my fans are running pretty slow or this digi cam is really beast , they don’t even look like they’re turned on.