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04 March 2008

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 Benchmark & Review

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 Benchmark & Review



Probably the most anticipated card in the GeForce 9 series, the 9800 GX2 is based on Nvidia's very successful G92 cores (G92-450 or D9E-40 to be precise). Similar to the 7950 GX2, this card is also a dual-PCB, dual-core card. This is an adaptation from the original review, which is in German.





Exterior:

This card looks very solid, and yes, heavy. The whole card is wrapped in a black plastic cover. If you look at the photo carefully, you can see a SPDIF-in connection right beside the 6pin + 8pin power input. Output wise, the card has dual-DVI + HDMI.




Specifications Chart:


GeForce 9800 GX2 GeForce 8800 GTS512 (G92) GeForce 8800 GTX GeForce 8800 Ultra
Chip 2x G92 G92 G80 G80
Process 65 nm 65 nm 80 nm 80 nm
Memory 2x 512 MB 512 MB 768 MB 768 MB
Bus Width
2x 256-Bit 256-Bit 384-Bit 384-Bit
Core
600 MHz 650 MHz 575 MHz 612 MHz
Memory
1000 MHz 970 MHz 900 MHz 1080 MHz
Shader 1500 MHz 1625 MHz 1350 MHz 1500 MHz




Test System:



Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
Motherboard: nForce 790i
Memory: DDR3 2GB
Driver: Forceware 173
PSU: ? (Recommended: >=580W; 12V rail > 40A)




Test Result:



Due to manufacturer's restriction, they could only run 3DMark06 at 1280x768. This resulted in a CPU-limited situation at this low resolution, thus the testers added in the 4xAA (level 7) and 16xAF to keep the card busy. Despite the limitations and their failure to get hold of a 8800GTS 512 card, the 9800GX2 managed to beat the top-of-the-line Ultra by a margin of 22.4%.





Screenshot of 3DMark06 with 9800 GX2.

It's too early to make a conclusion on the test, but it's pretty clear that the 9800 GX2 runs faster than anything Nvidia had ever made. I look forward to see how 9800 GX2 would compete against AMD's HD 3870 X2.


Source: http://www.hardware-aktuell.com/viewtest.php?article=42


What others read:

5 COMMENTS:

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Anonymous said...

Allof NVidia graphics cards suck.......................switch over to ATI for better support and performance....................I agree with u......................NVIDIA SUCKS>.............

Anonymous said...

Both of you suck big time,
9800GX2 is unbeatable(besides HD4870x2 which again requires huge power). Go get a life or f**k your stinking ATI cards, loosers, nobodies.
I have 9800GX2 Quad SLI setup and it rocks on 790i.
Beat that!!

666

jack sparrow said...

lol beat a 9600 GT on a maximus formula board :D i rape crysis high setting lol

Anonymous said...

well 4870x2 and 9800gx2 or 8800 are not rivals, lol hd2900 is a rival of 8800, hd3870x2 is a rival of 9800gx2 lol!!!!! 4870 sucks on cock of gtx285, so dont compare 8800/9800 with 4870 its unfair though 8800/9800 are bouth equal and rock so hard even now!!!

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