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More 9800 GX2 Pictures Released

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    German site Allround-PC.com has acquired a few new pictures of NVIDIA’s upcoming 9800 GX2 graphics card, which is set to become the company’s flagship consumer card when it’s released next month. The card will have two 65nm GeForce 8800 GPUs working in SLI on a single card, with a 600MHz core, 1GHz GDDR3 memory and a 1.5GHz shader clock. The pictures are below.

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    Source: Allround-PC.com
     
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    Single card? How bout' two cards in a single package.
     
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    well, its a single video card, you can't call it 2 video cards.
     
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    sure you can, take a look under the plastic casing, its the same design as the 7950GX2, the 3870 X2 is a Single card.

    Not that i care, as long as it performs well and doesnt overheat, and im sure it will perform well :)
     
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    Yeah, "single card" -- that's cute. By the way, I've got a "single RAM chip" in my computer -- it just so happens to take up four slots, don't worry about that.
     
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    I don't understand anyone's fascination with multi processors in a video card. It only helps with higher resolutions. I highly doubt that card is going to make any noticeable difference from my 8800gt oc at 1280 x 1024 on crysis. If it made at least a 20% increase, I'd totally buy it, but I will bet you real money it won't make even a 5% difference. I could be wrong but it just doesn't seem realistic that it would.
     
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    you don't add ram chips, you add RAM sticks :laugh:
     
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    I am sure it will be extremely powerful, but that is one of the ugliest video cards I have ever seen. :laugh:

    This will be more power then I need... and out of my price range... but I can't wait to see the reviews and benchmarks.
     
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    Looks like SLI-in-a-box to me.
     
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    What happened to the optical audio out?

    It's not one card. It's not one slot. What's the proper terminology, because it's clearly single something.
     
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    well for anyone on a 24"+ LCD... thats the way to go I guess... for now....
    9800X2 & 3870X2.....

    Though to be honest, i finished crysis already and the only thing I play on my big screen is COD4 and that runs maxxed out just fine with my 2900pro :p
     
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    I love how they admit its two 8800 gpus and call it a 9800.
     
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    that and the fact they claim it is "single card" :laugh:

    Nvidia makes me laugh, they're so un-original
     
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    come on guys... i know you bashing it... but we all know you want one ;) hehehehehe
     
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    Yeah should have called it 8800GX2. i wonder if it will HAVE to have an 8 pin connector. or u can use 2 6 pins like the 2900xt.
     
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    I think I like my HD 3850 cause it stays under 80c, I bet that thing gets hotter than hell lol
     
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    Nope, that's how badass I am -- I add individual chips. :p

    What's sad is that, given time, nvidia could release a much better card than this (look at the ultra -- more than a year old and still fast as hell). This is just an awful, awful hack.
     
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    no sorry, id rather have a 3850 AGP for my P4 ;)

    ive always felt better about ATI over Nvidia in every aspect
     
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    Its two cards facing each other. While it does look like one of the most sleekest cards, I really think this card will be a big flop due to many reasons.

    1. PCB - The design is simply fragile....
    2. Cooling, and heat from card - Shrouding the card like that isnt smart as it traps heat, even if there is a fan and a massive grille on the side, not all the heat will be able to leave the enclosure
    3. Performance - There is a heavy implication on the performance as the G92 (8800GT) cores are underclocked by a large amount. This makes this card perform worse than 2x8800GT in SLi.
    4. Price - Nvidia, please make it cheaper!
    5 Aftermarket cooling capabilities - Thats next to none. Unlike the simple 7950GX2's design, this.... looks hard.
     
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    more epic fail ...
     
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    I only see one SLI connector....this card cant do Tri-SLI?
     
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    No because its gonna be hard to get even one :rolleyes: The 9800GTX can do Tri-SLI tho.
     
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    who is going to do tri-sli with it in all honesty... any why would you want to? unless you were trying to break the 3dmark06 mark?

    you really dont need it... perhaps one yes... but not 3
    I run everything except crysis maxxed out completely on my 24" 1920X1200 screen on my lowly ATI 2900pro

    (ok, its overclocked up to 858-1900 )

    still these cards will beat it hands down... and unless you were adamant about gaming in 2048X1280 with 16X AA then its pointless and very unneccessary....

    This may be two 8800GTS cards strapped together, but who cares? both nvidia and ATI cant do better and its pretty incredible that they have put these two beasts together... now who can afford one? thats another story hehe
     
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    lols, i had this argument in another thread ^^
     
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    but ATI dont use 2 cards for their dual gpu design ;)
     

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