Originally Posted by stargate125645
There is no way the 9800GX2 will perform the same as 2 G92s. Nvidia doesn't know how to design a dual-GPU graphics card, so they slap two PCBs with an air-cooler in the middle. That means more heat for the air-cooler to dissipate, so clock speeds are going to be lower to compensate. Same issue as with the 7950GX2.
And suppose it were capable of performing as well as 2 G92s, then you have bandwidth issues. You would need a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot to cover the bandwidth, since PCI-E x8 slots are maxed out by the newest cards.
Thats nothing more than an assumption based on a card two series ago, what happened with the 7950 is no guarantee that it will happen with this card.
So what if you need pci 2.0, you would be an idiot to buy these cards for your nforce3 mobo. Don't knock these cards down just because certain people's mobo's can't hack it.
Don't forget, in most cases at least from the first benches I saw, the 3870x2 performed better than two seperate 3870's, and thats with the heat of two gpu's.
I am definately not saying this card is going to be awesome, I am only defending it against the people making blatant assumption's about its performance using the 7950 as a basis for their statements, especially since hte 3870x2 proved it can be done.