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Old March 18, 2008, 11:22 AM
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[H] Enthusiast - XFX GeForce 9800 GX2==


AnandTech: More Single Card Dual GPU Madness: NVIDIA's Flagship 9800 GX2
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Old March 18, 2008, 11:24 AM
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Yeah- techpowerup also does (and tweaktown)

TechPowerUp also found power consumption to be quite a bit higher for the 3870X2 under load (two reads per second)

While it isn't surprising that it scored the lowest in their price/performance rating, it is suprising (to me at least) that the 2900XT scored just as low.

They got a 25% overclock on the core- very impressive- NVidia deserves some kudos for developing the great cooling system that allows that.

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Old March 18, 2008, 11:43 AM
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I think this says it all from [H]

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The real star of the show however seems to be GeForce 8800 GT SLI which came very close to the performance of the 9800 GX2 for a lot less cash. Certainly 8800 GT SLI offered a much better gaming experience than the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2. Considering that 8800 GT SLI is $200 less expensive than the 9800 GX2, and less than an ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 as well, makes it an excellent value. Still when it comes to “single” card solutions, the 9800 GX2 is faster than the current king of the mountain 8800 GTX, albeit tremendously more expensive as well.
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Old March 18, 2008, 12:51 PM
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We will see what I get in the power consumption area since running a single test is not the way to determine peak power consumption. Measuring power consumption (ESPECIALLY if you have a "slower" power meter) is to do it over the course of 30-60 minutes.
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Old March 18, 2008, 01:18 PM
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This looks like quite the beast of a card...
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Old March 18, 2008, 01:25 PM
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Looks cool I guess, be nice if it was actually better than 8000 series somehow tho. :/
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Old March 18, 2008, 02:14 PM
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Man I can hardly wait till tax return and supposedly nvidia and ATI will be releasing more cards :).
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Old March 29, 2008, 12:10 PM
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Exclamation my XFX 9800 GX2

I'm pretty impressed with mine.

Here are my results and first impressions:

-Card runs hot, 74C load oc'ed

Here is my 3dmark06 results at STOCK speeds:
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Old March 29, 2008, 02:58 PM
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Nice. Let us know how everything goes with it. :D
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Old March 31, 2008, 06:37 AM
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Exclamation !

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Nice. Let us know how everything goes with it. :D
omfg guys,

the 9800 GX2's awsome power burnt out my board. I cant' really explain it, but the board was fine with my e8400 at 4.3gz 1.56v for a long time, until i installed the card.

windows was showing signs of failure, things were sticking to the desktop and then randomly, flunk! the system shuts down.

The mobo was showing the red LED indicating power was going through the mobo, but it would not boot. I would get a half second of power and fan spinning and that's it.

I tried many many things, all the things any tech would try, and the conclusion was a burnt capacitor.

So anyone with a budjet board that's labled "platinum performance for budjet price!" beware....the 9800 gx2 does not FUX AROUND!

So now i have a GA-EP35-DS3P and everythign seems good, oc'ing the cpu all over again ^.^

In the end, the 9800 GX2 will burn out budjet boards.
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