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Old May 7, 2008, 03:24 PM
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Are you going to take the cover off the 9800GX2? I'd like to see what's underneath. Can't believe nobody's shown a picture of that yet.
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Old May 7, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Tempted...but it is so pretty. And I know I will just be getting it installed as fast as I can, no time for pics. Must game
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Old May 7, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Are you going to take the cover off the 9800GX2? I'd like to see what's underneath. Can't believe nobody's shown a picture of that yet.
umm, I'd hate to post a link to other review sites , but I've seen a few.
Try searching '9800GX2 review' I'm sure you'll find a pic or two.
It's just 2 9800 pcb boards sandwiched together, sort of a internal SLI setup.
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Old May 7, 2008, 04:53 PM
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A review of the ASUS 9800GX2 TOP will be posted next week. It will be pitted against the HD3870X2, a stock 9800GX2 (from EVGA), a 9800GTX and an 8800GTX.

Since I have changed the ultra-high end video card review format about three times in the last four weeks it has been pushed back a bit but it is finally coming together.
That's great SKYMTL Looking forward to the review. Excellent selection of cards too, should be a good showdown.
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I just got the PNY one! Crazy sale! http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1001
That's NCIX! Damn good price on a GX2. I bought mine at NCIX as well, but paid about $90 more! From what I've heard, the PNY cards are good cards, exact same card as the big brands. They are most likely made in the same factory, just a different decal
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I like PNY, as they are primarily a workstation Quadro card manufacturer. They make some pretty ridiculously high end cards. They also dont give me way too much packaging like Asus.... Have you seen those boxes?? They're bigger than my Friggin Titan cases....
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Lol Yes, I remember seeing one that had a handle on it, like a small suitcase! XFX used to have a really weird box, it was shaped like a large "X".
Looking at the PNY selection at NCIX, there are a big variety of their Nvidia Quadro workstation cards, some that cost $3000
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Yup, the FX 5600G is a beast. Never had my hands on one yet..... I can imagine it has quite the power behind it.
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Old May 9, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Well, I can tell you now, this card puts out a substantial amount of heat..... I think I might actually get a WB for it...despite the massive cost... In my TJ09 I am getting about 85 on both cores full load, an hour or so of Crysis. And it pumps that heat out like a hot hairdryer....right into my rear RAD....upping my CPU temps...

Gotta say though, performance is awesome. I was getting 70's in COD4 max details 1920x1080, and now I actually had to up my maxfps limit to 300.... at times it was spiking to 280, with an average of about 150. Sick.
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Old May 9, 2008, 11:20 AM
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Actually, only a fraction of the hot air gets exhausted out the back. The majority of it gets dumped right into your case through the side vents on the card....
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