GeForce 9800 GX2 clocks revealed, postponed

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The long awaited details of Nvidia's 9800 GX2 have finally been revealed. According to Expreview, the board's core, memory and shaders will be clocked at 600MHz, 1000MHz and 1500MHz respectively. The board will also boast a total of 256 stream processors, and 1GB of 512-bit memory. Memory bandwidth is said to be 128GB/sec, while its texture fill rate is 76.8 billion pixels/sec. Performance is estimated to be just over two 8800 GT's in SLI.

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Deton

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Well, look like HD 3870x2 is taking the lead. I bet this card will run into driver and heat issues as the Radeon x2.
 

smith

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well i think the 3780 X2 is a better card especialy with ati drivers. and just a question of curiosity, how do you get 2 of the same cores to outpreform 2 of those same cores on 2 dif boards?
 

Deton

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well, I don't know about Nvidia but the HD3870x2 cores clocked at 825mhz compare to HD3870 only 775mhz. That's 50mhz different for each core. That's is why the x2 out perform two of 3870s in crossfire.

Hey, 3870 & 3850 are dropping prices, caused by 9600 released.
"6:30 am (PST), 2/21/2008: Yesterday we asked why AMD might be lowering it's prices on its HD 3800 line. Well, now you know. The price drop was in response to Nvidia's new GeForce 9600 GT card. As of this writing, AMD's new prices for the Radeon HD 3850 and HD 3870 have yet to hit the e-stores. However, you should soon see the HD 3870 dropping from $245 to $189 and the HD 3850's price falling to $169 from $199. (news from Tom's Hardware)"

You can get 2 3870s @ 825mhz to do crossfire and it will perform on par with 3870x2 for under $400 compare to $500 :toast:
 

Deton

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unless support driver working porperly, no support for quad or crossfireX at the moment and no body knows how well it's going to be?

Even with regular Xfire still have a problem.
 

Yblad

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also youve got to remeber that apart from the slightly higher clocks, 2 cores on one board will be faster than 2 on seperate boards as they dont have to comunicate across the boards, both cores are sat convieniantly (sp) next to each other
 
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