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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 Exclusive Pics and Specs

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  1. malware New Member

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    If you want a sneak peek at the GeForce 9800 GX2, [H]ard|OCP has exclusive pictures, specs and this time the source cited is trustworthy. The GeForce 9800 GX2 card unites two 65nm GeForce 8800 GPUs working in SLI configuration under one hood, I mean PCB. The card will feature 1GB Frame Buffer and 256 stream processors. The GeForce 9800 GX2 will launch in late February or early March as it now stands and will replace the 8800 Ultra (single GPU) card in NVIDIA's high-end product line up. The 9800 GX2 is said to be 30% faster than a 8800 Ultra. Now I give you the pictures:

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    Source: [H]ard|OCP
     
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    let the war begin! man ati needs something diff now.
     
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    30% faster than an Ultra with 2 new GPU's? I would hope for 50% at least. Or am I being unrealistic?
     
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    its a die shrink = 8800 oc'ed, like a dual 3870
     
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    Im thinking the same I bet there going to be like $900+
     
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    The only thing missing from those pictures are the rays of sunshine, beaming down from heaven! :respect:
     
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    256 stream processors and only 30% faster than the almost 2 years old Ultra? i think i'll just wait to see wat the HD3870X2 is going to do with that beast (8800 Ultra). If the HD3870 X2 is over 30% faster than the 8800 Ultra, then it's not worth to wait two months more for the 9800 X2 if the performence is almost the samen but i doubt so. I think that the 9800 X2 will be at least 15% faster than the HD3870 X2 that come's in januarie.
     
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    The 30% gain makes sense, since that's about what you get with a dual card Sli setup. I like this card a lot, but it's all up to Nvidia to get some really good drivers going for it. Remember, Nvidia tried this before with the 7950GX2 and failed with driver support. This card is Nvidia's top-end bridge to their next archetecture that will compete with ATi's R700.
     
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    so in essence there is no new 9xxx wonder chip.. just a die shrink and copy of what ati are up to..

    it seems yet again ati are leading and nvdia reacting.. its all down to drivers and power consumption i recon..

    trog
     
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    yep, 30% out of dual oced card is kinda weak
     
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    these will have to come out at prices similar or lower than the ultra did.. so if its just looked at as 30% from a new top end card its okay..

    its only at double the price it aint okay.. the ati x2 will be cheapish so that will force nvidia prices down..

    trog
     
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    Wonder if it will run 3 cards at once 6 graphic cores damn that should play crysis with no lag on eye candy setting :laugh:
     
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    30% more... not really what i'd want for such a high price.

    Lets see which dual GPU will be faster >=D
     
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    Ermm that shouldn't really be a question if the Ultra already beats the 3870 in single card setups.. should it?
     
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    but if 2x3870 is more efficient then nvidia solution then someone will get pwned :p
     
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    It's all going to come down to who can make two chips on one board work the best. Nvidia has the advantage with more powerful GPU's, but ATi has had better luck getting two GPU's (and cards) to work together more efficiently and with better results than Sli.
     
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    You say 30% more is weak, what about 8800 Ultra versus 8800 GTX, was that 30% :D Isn't this basically the same as 8800GTS 512MB in SLI.
     
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    Anyone else find something wrong that the 9800 is just dual 8800s?
     
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    Hold up, I thought 65nm cores were much cheaper and faster to make then the larger dies???

    So with that can we not expect it to be cheaper then the previous cards???

    Just saying...
     
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    Wow some of you are either gullible or easily fooled. That's just 2 G92 renamed as part of the 9 series. Which brings the question: How can a G92 be considered part of the 9 series? It should be part of the 8 series...
     
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    Same way ATI can make HD 3800 series with a die shrink from HD 2900 ;)
     
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    The example you provided is not on par to the subject at hand. The 9800GTX2 is a dual G92s (with PCBs put together) nothing more. :roll:
    Gee, I wonder where that 30% increase will fall under, Doom3? Wait, look at the current G92 SLI scores! We will see soon enough from this supposedly R680 killer, LOL!
     
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    I personally think Nvidia is becoming ridiculous. Its gonna cost ya an arm and a leg with probalbly a lack of functioning driver support again.:shadedshu
     
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    Didn't the 7950gtx2 reach end of line (EOL) in 3 months?
     
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    Wasn't the majority if the problem with the 7950 the bridge chip that Nv used. I think I remember reading that in allot of cases the 7950 had some serious bottleneck issues and is the reason the card failed?
     

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