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ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP Graphics Card - The Card

The 9800 GTX+ seemed to be a bit of a paper launch, but finally we have one in hand. Let's check it out!

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 6, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ASUS

The Card


Looking at the card, you can see ASUS have gone down a bit of a different path with a full sticker going over the card with the same girl on the front. The whole thing looks pretty cool; it's disappointing that you won't really be able to see it once it's in your case.


ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP


Apart from that there isn't a whole lot going on thanks to the cooler covering the card from head to toe.


ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP


ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP


Looking around the card, it carries all the normal traits of the GTX. Across the top of the card we have two 6-Pin PCI Express connectors while the other end of the card has two SLI connectors so you can have up to three cards in the system.


ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP


The I/O side of things resembles the standard 9800 GTX. We have two Dual-Link DVI connectors along with a TV-Out port. Since the card takes up two slots, the other slot has holes in it to let the hot air get out of the card and keep the temperatures down.




Like we've already mentioned, the TOP models are overclocked out of the box. We move from the stock 738MHz core to 775MHz while the shader gets bumped from 1836MHz to 1950MHz and the 512MB of GDDR3 goes from 2200MHz DDR to 2360MHz DDR.


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