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Guru3D GeForce 9800 GTX 512 - Single & SLI review

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Guru3D News, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    GeForce 9800 GTX 512 - Single &amp SLI reviewToday is the day that NVIDIA launches it's GeForce 9800 GTX series of graphics cards. Guru3D will bring you two reviews on these products being launched...

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  2. NoviceRei

    NoviceRei Ancient Guru

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    woot! reading! :D
     
  3. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    Fuels of war frontline graph has a typo 8800GTX - 512 should be 768 or w/e.

    And yea, I agree with you Hilbert.. A lot of people on these forums were discussing the point of this card and who would buy it. But I think it's an awesome deal for people who are looking for a card in the 8800GTX performance range but can't shell out $450 for one. This is a pretty nifty card and I don't think nvidia is going to have a problem selling them.

    Edit: Did you notice any performance loss with Vsync turned off in the drivers? Apparently Derek over at anand had an issue with forcing vsync off in the drivers and a 25% performance decrease. I can't mimic the same issue on my dual 8800GTX setup and I'm wondering if it's just an issue with the 9800 series cards or what.
     
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  4. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    You can pickup an 8800gtx after m.i.r for $290.
     
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  5. NoviceRei

    NoviceRei Ancient Guru

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    two comments after reading the two articles..

    first, is it really just consuming 168W with the 2GTXs? i mean, same with a single GTX on idle? one of the cards should be "off" i assume.

    second, i think the 9800GTX SLI is bottlenecked by the CPU.
     
  6. Norvekh

    Norvekh Ancient Guru

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    So the predictions were right. It outperforms the 8800GTX at 1600x1200 and under, but at 1920x1200 the additional memory and memory bandwidth turn the tables back in favor to the older card. Guess that means I get to wait a little longer yet, which is fine.
     
  7. proFits

    proFits Ancient Guru

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    At the end of the SLI review, he states that this is not worth upgrading for people already in the 8800 series.... that's what I'm going to do .... NOT UPGRADE

    Read both articles though - Very good as usual

    Quick comment though : What's with the dust on both cards ? dusty old technology already ! :(
     
  8. Copey

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    theres isnt many games that tax my curreny gpu at my resolution so im not going to bother with this one, will wait for next series.
     
  9. NODO-GT

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    as i was expecting... people already owning 8800's can wait for GT200 based cards.

    BTW, you need to upgrade testing system... we can see some bottleneck
     
  10. Smellybumlove

    Smellybumlove Master Guru

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    no need to update the system, just give it a nice 3.5ghz overclock.

    or you could just slap in a E8500.

    -edit-

    have you seen how far you can clock this thing!:

    We overclocked it (easily) towards 770 / 1925 / 2520 (core / shaders / memory

    holy crap thats HUGE on the ram, ok my card can hit more than that on the core and about equal on the shaders, but 2.5ghz on the ram, thats just insane!.
    think about what she could do with a volt mod and a nice cooler......
     
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  11. fetabob

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    Just bought one, sod it. I need an upgrade.
     
  12. Sieras

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    Great reviews! Well nothing too special about this card, but man that's really a nice overclocker. wow. :O

    EDIT: When will the 3-way SLI review come? (if it'll be any)
     
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  13. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    The fan is still rediculously huge.
     
  14. Ryu5uzaku

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    tbh i could buy 8800gtx for 220€ so :| but since i started with skipping 8800 series ill skip this one too since its the same :D seems like decent card where the 8800gtx prices haven't dropped down hard
     
  15. NoviceRei

    NoviceRei Ancient Guru

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    as stated, these cards are for those who have skipped the 8-series and are now looking for a great new card. it's practically as fast as the old GTX that is cheaper.
     

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    I was about to bitch and moan, until i punched it in at newegg and found its only $329.
     
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    Nice review, did you play w/ any fan speed settings?
     
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    Yes it would be advised that you not purchase these cards and wait for the G200's to release around July'ish I believe. At the very least wait till May or June before getting one of these and go BFG so you can be within the 100 day step up program to get a free upgrade!

    I still think even a month from now that the 8800GTX cards will still sell for about 300$ used.
     

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