Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB: Specifications
The new card differs from the previous best G92-based product in two parameters: higher GPU and memory frequencies and two SLI connectors. This makes it a successor to the GeForce 8800 GTX which used to support 3-way SLI configurations. The new card is indeed positioned as such. The rest of differences concern the design of the card and will be described in the appropriate section of this review.
The GeForce 9800 GTX comes at a recommended price of $349 which puts it in between the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 ($399-449) and GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB ($249-299). Is it really worth its price? We’ll check this out using a Gainward Bliss 9800 GTX 512MB which is a copy of Nvidia’s reference sample. The GeForce 9800 GTX is likely to be pre-overclocked or equipped with a liquid cooling system, but not modified in any other way in near future. We’ll explain this shortly. Right now let’s check out the packaging and accessories of the Gainward card.