^ That is very outdated and anyone could have started that rumor. I doubt it was NVIDIA.
Originally Posted by n_ka15
Many have already said what Im about to say right now... Even though that its the same G92 it doesn't mean its the same as the GTS G92 but over clocked, just look at the performance difference between 8800gt and 8800gts 512, Im sure nVidia pushed the G92 to the limit in their 9series, expect raw performance, even though its same core, btw these are all rumors, with no official confirmation nor the actual benchmarks, just wait for those and then complain!
The 8800GT and GTS G92 at the same clocks perform within a few percent of each other, and the difference is down to the number of shader processors that are enabled.
There is nothing to suggest that the G92 in the 9800GTX will have any significant new feature. It's already known that it will have the same 128 shaders. At best they will include a the few minor tweaks to get full DX 10.1 support, but I wouldn't count on even that.
Clock speeds are the main difference. The 8800GTS 512's reference clocks are 650MHz ROP, 1625MHz shader, and 972MHz memory. According to the article that spawned thsi thread the 9800GTX will be clocked at 675/1688/1100. Everything else looks to be the same.
I'm quite sure the memory speed is correct (the 9800 release coencides too closely with the availability of the 0.8ns Qimonda GDDR3 to be coincidence), but I would expect them to up the GPU clocks a bit more.