Thursday, May 14th 2009

ELSA Rolls Out Gladiac 998 GT SS (Save Power & Silent) Graphics Accelerator

Japanese NVIDIA partner ELSA unveiled a new graphics accelerator based on the GeForce 9800 GT. The Gladiac 998 GT SS (Save Power & Silent) falls into the new breed of 9800 GT cards that have been touting features such as energy-efficiency, some even abandoning the use of auxiliary PCI-Express power input. The clock speeds of this card stay below the reference speeds for 9800 GT, although kosher considering the number of companies that have done something similar to lower power consumptions. The core is clocked at 550 MHz (1375 MHz shader), while the 512 MB memory adheres to reference speeds of 900 MHz (1800 MHz DDR). The double-slot cooler is very quiet according to the company, with a rated noise output of 15 dBA. The card is yet to reach Japanese markets for a quote of its price.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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16 Comments on ELSA Rolls Out Gladiac 998 GT SS (Save Power & Silent) Graphics Accelerator

#1
twicksisted
nice.. im thinking HTPC for one of these :)
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#2
h3llb3nd4
ELSA is a good brand:)
but why would they name it 998GT?
makes it sound like it's stronger than 295:p
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#3
a_ump
never heard of elsa...and i don't think evga downclocked their 9800GT green edition, so i'd get that before this, though dual slot cooler is a plus
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#4
Cheeseball
Smaller PCB without the PCI-E connector is a big plus.
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#6
runnin17
Might just have to consider this to upgrade my HTPC vid card.
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#7
mdm-adph
It's cool to know that these cards' production facility has been blessed by a rabbi. :P
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#8
Animalpak
Nice that fan is very efficent.
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newtekie1
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by: Cheeseball
Smaller PCB without the PCI-E connector is a big plus.
We don't know that it doesn't have a PCI-E power connector yet.
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#10
ShadowFold
Why are partners starting to make new 9800GT's again? Why not rename them GT 150 or whatever.
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newtekie1
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by: ShadowFold
Why are partners starting to make new 9800GT's again? Why not rename them GT 150 or whatever.
For some reason the partners were against renaming the 9800GT to GTS240. So now the 9800GT is going to screw up nVidia's naming scheme until the next round of GPUs hits.
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#12
Hayder_Master
9800gt with 550 core , low power low speed what is the advantage , i can go for 9600gt or 9600gso
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#13
mascotzel
there's a chance that cooler won't fit 100% in a dual-slot space
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newtekie1
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by: hayder.master
9800gt with 550 core , low power low speed what is the advantage , i can go for 9600gt or 9600gso
Even at 550, the 9800GT is going to outperform a 9600GT and 9600GSO.
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a_ump
by: newtekie1
Even at 550, the 9800GT is going to outperform a 9600GT and 9600GSO.
yea, it's only 50mhz slower than stock, saying a 9600GT would equal or outdo it would be like saying if the core was at 650mhz there'd be no need to buy a 9800GTX.
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Hayder_Master
by: newtekie1
Even at 550, the 9800GT is going to outperform a 9600GT and 9600GSO.
by: a_ump
yea, it's only 50mhz slower than stock, saying a 9600GT would equal or outdo it would be like saying if the core was at 650mhz there'd be no need to buy a 9800GTX.
ok you right booth of you guys but i am always depend on performance per dollar theory , also i think this card can overclock much like 9600 do , so what you think guys now
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