GeForce 9800 GX2: Nvidia’s new double-header

by admin March 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Nvidia has officially unveiled the latest card in its new GeForce 9000 series – the 9800 GX2.

As the name suggests, it’s a dual-GPU card in the same mould as AMD’s HD 3870 X2, though unlike the AMD card it uses two physical printed circuit boards (PCBs), rather than two chips mounted on a single board.

Although the GX2 is the latest of Nvidia’s “next generation” cards, it’s based on the 65nm G92 core already seen in the 8800 GT. Internal speeds will be largely the same too, with a 600MHz core and a 1.5GHz shader clock. The memory clock has, however, been boosted to 2GHz, a step up from the 1.4GHz and 1.8GHz speeds available from the 8800 GT.

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