NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pics, specs leaked


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Details aren't quite hard and fast, but this is NVIDIA's top-of-the-line to-be, so it's never too early to start nerding out. [H]ard|OCP says the best way to think of the GeForce 9800 GX2 is a 8800 that's been shrunk down to 65nm and SLI'd onto a "single" card. The card is supposed to be at least 30% faster than a 8800 Ultra, and will apparently support Quad SLI. So, now for the really nerdy part:

  • 1GB frame buffer
  • Two PCBs
  • Two 65nm GPUs
  • 256 Stream Processors

That's the way [H]ard|OCP tells it, and who are we to argue?

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/04/nvidia-...s-specs-leaked/

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reminds me of the 7950GX2 Fiasco : driver nightmares, overheating, meager performance gains for a VERY hefty premium compared to the generation released 3 months later

that's a skip for me

they'd better bring the real Mono Chip Series 9 asap instead of releasing POS's like that

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but that thing still won't fit in my computer.

Chances are that is not the final design, but an in-house design.

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Who the hell will have money to buy this monster, let alone using it in quad sli form. I am struggling to get 8800 and now this (hopefully the prices for 8800 will go down now).

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Wonder how much power it going to consume? but otherwise nice

Probably not as much as you might first think, considering these are the newer 65nm fabrication process cards.

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This tells few about it, just that will be very expensive and 1/3 more speed than the top claa card, witch is nice.

Im excited to check the new 9000 series card, i own and 7800GT and i skipped 8k generation, i might think on buying a 9k GT version.

Thanks for the news

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that means lots of price cuts for the 8800 :)

i wont buy this right away prob be over $800 for it

also its big for my tower grrrrrrr

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Wow that things almost a foot long.

How the hell can you see through my moni... oh the card, right. :shiftyninja:

Anyway, yeah sweet card, but hopefully the price on the 8800s will drop so I can get that ultra soon.

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Two 65nm GPUs and it's only 30% better than the 8800 Ultra, wow. I guess it's 7950 GX2 all over again. Oh and this card certainly won't run Crysis at 60fps/1280x1024. Also, ATi will not be releasing a new GPU architecture this year so if this is NVIDIA's top dog card then we have no alternative.

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