GeForce 9800 GX2 inbound on March 11th
We got some information on why the Geforce 9800 GX2 is delayed until March. There are two main reasons. The board produces a lot of heat, a lot more than the promised 250W, and this is not something that system integrators like. The retail / etail market expects that this card will run hot, but as long as it runs stable the market shouldn?t care about it. Yes, this is not the first time that we will be telling you that the Geforce 9800 GX2 is one hot card. More importantly is the fact that Nvidia isn’t happy with the performance scaling of two of these cards together. Yes, Nvidia will kill 3-Way SLI and reintroduce Quad SLI with two of these cards, but it needs to squeeze a bit more performance; otherwise it will be the Geforce 7950 GX2 performance fiasco all over again.
VR-Zone add that partners have been asked to attach a sticker to their product’s packaging warning users that connecting the 8-pin connector for the motherboard into the 8-pin PCIe socket on the graphics card may cause damage.