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Old June 24, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Default 9800 GTX+ Preview from Anand

The specs are as follows:
9800 GTX+9800 GTX
Stream Processors128128
Texture Address / Filtering64 / 6464 / 64
ROPs1616
Core Clock738MHz675MHz
Shader Clock1836MHz1690MHz
Memory Clock1100MHz1100MHz
Memory Bus Width256-bit256-bit
Frame Buffer512MB512MB
Transistor Count754M754M
Manufacturing ProcessTSMC 55nmTSMC 65nm
Price Point$229$199


Conclusion:
The Radeon HD 4850 continues to be a better buy than NVIDIA's GeForce 9800 GTX, even if both are priced at $199. The overclocked, 55nm 9800 GTX+ manages to rarely outperform the 4850 but for the most part isn't competitive enough to justify the extra $30. AMD was quick to point out that by the time the 9800 GTX+ ships that it will also have factory overclocked 4850s, which should make things even more interesting. Because, honestly, a factory overclocked Radeon HD 4850 is far more attractive to us than an overclocked GTX+.

Article: AnandTech: NVIDIA's First 55nm GPU: GeForce 9800 GTX+ Preview
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Old June 24, 2008, 02:26 PM
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lol. Wow... imagine the factory OCed 4850s and this one. Dang yo.
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Old June 24, 2008, 02:30 PM
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These new ATI cards sure are impressive.
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I found this part the most interesting.



"In a little over 12 hours we'll be able to complete the story with a full look at AMD's RV770 GPU and the Radeon HD 4870, so for a full, detailed performance analysis come back then. Until then, in short, the 9800 GTX+ doesn't really change anything for NVIDIA."
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lol it is just an overclocked GTX. So lame. and the memory isn't overclocked at all.
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Old June 24, 2008, 03:54 PM
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lol it is just an overclocked GTX. So lame. and the memory isn't overclocked at all.
55nm vs 65nm

smaller die
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Old June 24, 2008, 05:32 PM
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There are two ways to look at this. Yes it is lame that they released yet another 9800gtx that is just barely overclocked. But on the other hand like the article mentioned they have now moved to a 55nm manufacturing process. This is not so lame, since they will hopefully use this from now on. Even though more FPS are important, power draw is becoming more and more important each day. I am not praising this revision of the 9800gtx by any means, just by looking at the graph we can see that is only uses a few less watts. But what's more important is what it can bring for the future of nvidia products. If everybody had a 55nm card over a 65nm card that amount of power that would be saved would be enormous.

In other news, I'm still way more interested in the new AMD products as well!
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Would it be worth it to wait until the 9800 GTX+ are released mid July? It seems that other than the Core clock, Shader clock and Mem clock, the 280 is a little more faster. But is it worth the extra $300 more for the 280?

Geforce 9800 GTX+

Stream Processors 128
Core Clock (MHz) 738MHz
Shader Clock 1836MHz
Memory Clock 1100MHz
Memory Bus Width 256-bit
Frame Buffer 512MB
Transistor Count 754M
Price Point $299

GeForce GTX 280

Stream Processors 240
Core Clock (MHz) 602MHz
Shader Clock 1296MHz
Memory Clock 1053MHz
Memory Bus Width 512-bit
Frame Buffer 1024 MB
Transistor Count 1.4 billion
Price Point $600+
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Old June 25, 2008, 08:54 PM
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These new ATI cards sure are impressive.
Maybe this was part of ATI's "Plan". They let NVIDIA take the spotlight in 2007, while they were preparing for 2008, releasing a bunch of awesome cards that will blow NVIDIA away.
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