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03 April 2008

GeForce 9800GTX Review: Specifications & Test Platform

GeForce 9800GTX Review & Benchmarks

Released on April 1st 2008 is the long awaited 9800 GTX from Nvidia. Hey, this is no April Fool's joke! 9800 GTX is for real & set to be the strongest single core card from Nvidia. This GeForce 9 series card is set to replace both the 8800GTS 512 & the G80 8800GTX. Still based on the G92 chip, but comes with a touch of 9 series magic, like Hybrid Power & 3-way SLI.

Today, we will test & compare the gaming performance of 9 different combinations with 6 different cards. The following article is an extract of the original review from


Core G92-420
Process 65 nm
Transistors 754 million
Core/Shader/Mem 675/1688/1100
Stream Processors 128
Memory Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 70.4 GB/s
Memory Size 512 MB
Texture Filtering Rate 43.2 GigaTexels/sec
HDCP Support Yes
HDMI Support Yes (Using DVI-to-HDMI adaptor)
DirectX Support DirectX 10
PCI-E Interface PCI-Express 2.0
Max Board Power 156 watts
Thermal Threshold105°C

Test Platform

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 3.0Ghz (333x9)
Motherboard: Asus Striker II Extreme 790i Ultra SLI
Memory: AData Memory Expert DDR3-1066 2x1GB (7-7-7-20)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ1000
Display: BenQ G2400W 1920x1200 5ms

AMD-ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512
Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra
Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT SLI
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX SLI
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX OC
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX default
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2-Single core
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2-SLI enabled

O/S: Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit
Driver: Forceware 174.74 Beta

Part 1 - Specifications & Test Platform
Part 2 - 3DMark06 & Bioshock
Part 3 - Assassin's Creed & Company of Heroes
Part 4 - Call of Juarez & Crysis
Part 5 - PT Boats & World in Conflict
Part 6 - Lost Planet & Call of Duty 4


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