Sunday, March 23rd 2008

ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX Pictured

TechConnect Magazine has acquired some pictures and specs of ASUS' upcoming EN9800GTX/HTDP/512M graphics card, which is expected to be released on April 1st. It will run at what are thought to be NVIDIA's reference clocks of 675MHz core and 2200MHz memory, with 128 stream processors at 1688MHz. This version will come equipped with 512MB GDDR3 memory, with a price tag somewhere below $350.
Source: TechConnect Magazine
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37 Comments on ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX Pictured

#1
MrW
Hopefully they'll use another cooler.:shadedshu
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#2
oli_ramsay
MrW said:
Hopefully they'll use another cooler.:shadedshu
I hate stock coolers, why do they always have to be SOOO loud? they should take a leaf out of Zalman's book. Also that thing is HUGE!
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mandelore
oli_ramsay said:
I hate stock coolers, why do they always have to be SOOO loud? they should take a leaf out of Zalman's book. Also that thing is HUGE!
if the coolers were any better you would be paying a hell of a lot more for the card methinks
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
It could just be me, but with all of the nvidia card releases lately, I dont really see anything huge or different. Not even clock speeds or the number of stream processors....
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Jimmy 2004
WarEagleAU said:
It could just be me, but with all of the nvidia card releases lately, I dont really see anything huge or different. Not even clock speeds or the number of stream processors....
The model numbers are different, which is all that half of computer enthusiasts care about. :laugh:
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#6
flashstar
$350 seems a bit high... Before the $170 3870 maybe, but that price is just way too high.
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#7
mandelore
Jimmy 2004 said:
The model numbers are different, which is what Nvidia has tricked half of computer enthusiasts into caring about. :laugh:
fixed hehehe ;)
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#8
Judas
Is it worth it? I think ill hang on to my g92 and wait for the next series
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#9
mandelore
Judas said:
Is it worth it? I think ill hang on to my g92 and wait for the next series
thats a sound plan. Im doing the same
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Jimmy 2004
Judas said:
Is it worth it? I think ill hang on to my g92 and wait for the next series
That's what I'd recommend you do from what I've seen.
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mandelore
This makes me think of the difference between having a 1900xtx and thinking about upgrading to the 1950xt when the 2900xt is just aroud the corner. Its just a diff name with very much something similar under the hood so-to-speak
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#12
springs113
mandelore said:
This makes me think of the difference between having a 1900xtx and thinking about upgrading to the 1950xt when the 2900xt is just aroud the corner. Its just a diff name with very much something similar under the hood so-to-speak
not quite so because the 2900 was twice as fast as any previous ones that had held the lead from atis camp.
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#13
mandelore
I was refering to the 2900 being "nxt gen", so what im saying is that its like upgrading to something you think is going to be topend, only for a new next gen card to come out, like the HD4000+ for example
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springs113
mandelore said:
I was refering to the 2900 being "nxt gen", so what im saying is that its like upgrading to something you think is going to be topend, only for a new next gen card to come out, like the HD4000+ for example
the funny thing is i meant to tell u in my first post that i understood what you were saying, but somehow i forgot to mention it....and to add to your statement...

isn't that the price we pay for technology.
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#15
Bluefox1115
All this card is, is an 8800GTS 512MB with higher clocks. I think I'll stick with my 8800GTX for now, even the 9800GX2 doesn't impress me that much for the price. I can grab a second 8800GTX for like $320...
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Bluefox1115 said:
All this card is, is an 8800GTS 512MB with higher clocks. I think I'll stick with my 8800GTX for now, even the 9800GX2 doesn't impress me that much for the price. I can grab a second 8800GTX for like $320...
Sadly the gfx industry is at a standstill atm cause they are too anxious to wait and release a card with actual improvement.
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#17
AddSub
256-bit, 16 ROPs? I'm not impressed.
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#18
ktr
Meh, just get the 8800GTS G92 instead, more or less the same card. Save yourself the extra $100.
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
you guys do understand they have tweaked the core from the G92 in the 8800s correct? hence why the lower clocked GX2 outperforms a pair of GTS in sli
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#20
AsRock
TPU addict
cdawall said:
you guys do understand they have tweaked the core from the G92 in the 8800s correct? hence why the lower clocked GX2 outperforms a pair of GTS in sli
Tweaked like the 7800 to 7900 was lol.. Laughable difference that was.
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#21
Unregistered
Also dont forget that these are sposed to overclock insanely well...

-Indybird
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#22
ktr
This 9800gtx is to the 8800GTS as 8800Ultra was to the 8800GTX...
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#23
Bluefox1115
ktr said:
This 9800gtx is to the 8800GTS as 8800Ultra was to the 8800GTX...
EXACTLY. This is why I have an 8800GTX, and may buy another. :)
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#24
candle_86
flashstar said:
$350 seems a bit high... Before the $170 3870 maybe, but that price is just way too high.
well the 3870 cant stand up to an 8800GT priced @ 200 or to the 160 9600GT. To be honest, this new card could tie the 3870 X2, as it is faster than the Ultra and the x2 is only marginally faster than the Ultra, that would just be wicked for Nvidia to tie ATI's flagship with a single chip solution. Then we all know who gets the last laugh.
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#25
Grings
Im just hoping that by the time non reference design 1gb versions of this (pokes palit guy with a stick) are out, we'll have more concrete details on the ATI HD4xxx series, THEN i'll decide what to do
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