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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 pics, specs leaked

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Elliot B.    1,076
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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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Bilderberg    3

one word.....YUM

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Elliot B.    1,076
one word.....YUM

Crysis at Very High at 1280x1024 at 60 FPS... hopefully :p

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fkid    8

Stunning.

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kylejn    0

*drools*

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MGS4-SS    0

As long as they come with a GT version that runs around $300, I'm satisfied :D

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Arkos Reed    175

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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pyehac    0

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

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Elliot B.    1,076
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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Premgenius    26

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

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Leo Natan    4
Crysis at Very High at 1280x1024 at 60 FPS... hopefully :p

Obviously not. If triple sli doesn't run Crysis well, this won't either.

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Randolph    14

7950 GX2 = worst failure HARDOCP says

let's see how 9800 GX2 does

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Revolution.    0

worth buying?

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Elliot B.    1,076
worth buying?

We won't know for a while.

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P!P    25

That's nice but I'm more interested in the mid-range 9000 cards.

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Neo003    103

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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guru    320
30% faster than a 8800 Ultra

- did anyone notice this? i'd have thought it'd be much faster

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Bryan000    2

30% faster is pretty big. i mean, the 8800 ultra is still like the top performing card on the market.

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Xab    3
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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grik    20

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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x-scratch    134

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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drumthrasher109    0

Wow that things almost a foot long.

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mtber    0

I cant wait. This is the reason i did not get an 88 ultra and got the GT instead.

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Chsoriano    60
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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Yusuf M.    1,350

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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