Specifications & Accessories
Armed with NVIDIA PhysX? and NVIDIA CUDA? technology, the GeForce? 9800 GTX+ is ready to enable a total new class of physical gaming interaction! It is not only for gaming, equipped with the second generation NVIDIA PureVideo? HD technology engine, GeForce? 9800GTX+ but also delivers unsurpassed Blu-ray picture quality, which make it one of the best graphics solutions.
- Bus interface: PCI Express 2.0 Support
- Memory: 512MB
- Memory Interface: 256bit
- Memory Clock: 2200MHz (1100MHz x 2)
- Reference Design Core Clock: 738MHz
- Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
- NVIDIA? unified architecture with GigaThread? technology
- Full Microsoft? DirectX? 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
- 16x full-screen anti-aliasing
- True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting
- NVIDIA? Quantum Effects? physics processing technology
- Dual Dual-link DVI outputs support 2560×1600 resolution displays
- 3-way NVIDIA SLI? technology
- NVIDIA? PureVideo? HD technology
- OpenGL? 2.1 support
- NVIDIA ForceWare? Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
- Certified for Microsoft? Windows Vista?
- NVIDIA? Lumenex? Engine
- Discrete, Programmable Video Processor
- Hardware Decode Acceleration
- High-Quality Scaling
- Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
- Bad Edit Correction
- Integrated SD and HD TV Output
- Noise Reduction
- Edge Enhancement
- Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
- Dual Stream Decode Acceleration
- Dual-link HDCP capable
- This graphics card requires a power supply unit: A minimum 500W power supply unit (with a minimum 36A current rate for 12V) and two?6-pin PCI-E supplementary power connector.
There is mention on the box of the 512MB of GDDR3 memory, PCI Express 2.0, dual-link DVI, and a few other tidbits.? Inside the box, Palit has included an installation/driver disk and guide, DVI to VGA converter, DVI to HDMI converter, and 6-pin to 8-pin power connector. The card here is essentially a stock reference card branded by Palit.
The 9800GTX+ differs from its predecessor with its die size and clock frequencies. The GTX+ is a 55nm die, down from the original 65nm chip. The original GTX also had clocks of 675/1100, while the GTX+ sports an improvement, now settling at 738/1100. While the memory clocks have remained the same, however, the shader clocks have also jumped up from 1688 to 1836.
Palit does produce their own cards, with their own board designs, coolers, and power management systems, but it seems usually this happens sometime a bit after the stock cards have been out for a little while.? That is the case here, as the 9800GTX+ model has been out for a bit, and this card is a stock one, likely to be replaced by something similar to a Sonic version, if our guess is right.? In any event, the 9800GTX+ here matches up beautifully on paper against the Palit 4850 we have, so let?s now move onto a closer look at the card itself.