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NVIDIA's forthcoming GeForce 9800 GX2 revealed

by Parm Mann on 4 January 2008, 10:02


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An SLI configuration in one card? Yes please

The NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2, pictured below, is set to debut in late February or early March. Naturally, the world can't wait that long and HardOCP have stepped forward to provide a few little details.

Firstly, the 9800 GX2 (pictured below) is said to be an 8800 shrunk down to 65nm. Thanks to the reduction in size, the card boasts two GPUs that have been inserted into a single card in SLI form. It is said to be some 30% faster than the current cream of the crop, the 8800 Ultra.

GeForce 9800 GX2

Though details are scarce, the card is said to feature:

  • 1GB Frame Buffer
  • Two PCBs
  • Two 65nm GPUs Total
  • 256 Stream Processors Total

Did we mention that it's also expected to support Quad SLI? Time for another upgrade I think.

Source: HardOCP

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so if its 2x 8800's (2x 8800GTS 512's?) why the hell are they calling it a 9XXX :rolleyes:
Because it's faster like er?

I hate this ‘double up’ thing which they have done - they did it on the 79xx GX2 and it didn't bode well for them :(
It probably won't be called a 9800 when it comes out, more likely a 8800 GX2 or even a 8900. The 9800 name was probably a bit of guesswork from whoever leaked it (HardOCP?).
I think the number change is due to the change in DX spec. Incidentally, it's probably not but is it actually a 1GB memory buffer or just a 512MB?
tri-sli boards with these in might even give good performance in crysis at a high res!