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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX Early Test!

Shane is back in action again with an early look article at NVIDIA's single GPU GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB graphics card.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 25, 2008 4:00 am

 

Introduction

 

If you found yourself underwhelmed by the performance that the 9800 GX2 provided, Nvidia's new GeForce 9800 GTX could be the graphics card for you with its lower price point and single GPU.

 

We're not expecting the GTX to be faster than the GX2 by any means but hopefully we see it perform well against it as well as showing some competiveness against AMD's HD 3870 X2 and the overclocked 8800 GT which gives us similar numbers to the standard clocked G92 8800 GTS 512MB.

 

Initial pricing on the 9800 GTX looks promising; down under we should see it pop up for under $500 AUD which puts it into a bracket that doesn't really exist at the moment.

 

For roughly 15% more (sometimes less) in the money department you can get yourself an HD 3870 X2 and this really is going to be the GTX's toughest competition. While the X2 may be a dual GPU card it doesn't carry the excessive price tag that we see on NVIDIA's dual GPU card, the GeForce 9800 GX2. We all know these dual cards don't always provide great performance in all games due to untweaked driver support, so our tests today should be rather interesting indeed.

 

With a graphics card and driver CD only, once again provided anonymously, but without letter this time, we will check out the GeForce 9800 GTX in all its glory before we get into the all important benchmarks.

 

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