Though it may be April Fools today, we can assure you this ain't no joke. NVIDIA has just unleashed their latest 9 series graphics card, the 9800GTX.
Unlike the 9800GX2, this card takes the crown as the top dog single GPU based offering in the series, however it does boast higher clockspeeds than the GX2 so there are times it's not all that far behind as far as our early test results go, and in some cases we have seen it actually beat out the dual-GPU monster. The best bit? it's a fraction of the price.
With the card now launched there are plenty of other sites around the web sharing their experiences with the card including many benchmarks. You can find all the coverage below :-
- Legion Hardware
- Benchmark Reviews
- Overclockers Club
- Overclockers Club #2
- Driver Heaven
- Hardware Canucks
- Legit Reviews
- Hot Hardware
- Hartware (Translated)
- i4u #2
- Technic3D (Translated)
- MadboxPC (Translated)
- Overclock3D #2
- Toms Hardware
Undoubtedly there'll be more to come, so keep checking back as we continue to update you all with the latest coverage.
Today will see the official launch of the GeForce 9800 GTX as the third member of the GeForce 9 series. Already we have seen the GeForce 9600 GT performing in the mainstream sector, the 9800 GX2 aimed at the high-end $500+ market, and now the 9800 GTX which sits right in-between. There is also a GeForce 9800 GTS on the way, but we will leave that for another occasion.
But first things first, and without getting fooled by naming conventions, you should know that Nvidia has not gone back to the drawing board with the new GeForce 9 series, meaning that without delving too deep you can find that the GeForce 9 is still based on the same GeForce 8 architecture. We believe Nvidia has done this for two reasons: First, they successfully proved with the GeForce 9800 GX2 that a lot of power was still left untapped. The very expensive dual-GPU card recently demonstrated that it has more than enough power to churn through the latest and most demanding gaming titles. Furthermore, with little pressure from ATI in the high performance segment, Nvidia has been able to reclaim their title without having to develop an entirely new architecture.
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