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[hexus] It's a lonely life for a Foxconn 9800GX2

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Over on the Foxconn booth, we spotted the new Dreadnought mainboard fitted with Foxconn's 9800GX2 graphics card.

But the poor thing looked so sad on its lonesome, especially as the Dreadnought board is capable of running three 9800GX2 cards! However, we've been assured that at least one more card is on the way to join the party when CeBIT proper starts tomorrow.


The spec sheet for this baby says 256 stream processors, RAMDAC running at 400MHz and 1024MiB of 256bit GDDR3 but remains enigmatic about core and memory clock speeds, claiming simply that it's, 'The fastest on the planet'. Sadly, we got nobbled by the Foxconn boys before we could grab more than this screenie of the card info within Vista. Ah well…
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post #2 of 7
oooooooohhhh...Shiny lookin'.

Wonder if that Northy's a stock cooler when its released
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Some serious power there. However I will always wonder why someone would spend so much money on wasted performance. Getting hardware that maxes out current hardware is fine...or even surpass it a little for futur-proofing but having 3 of those cards seems way overkill to me.
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According to that desktop screenshot, there are two 9800GX2 cards installed - or is that just how they'll be recognized? I'm also curious about the VRAM shown on the screenshot - it's probably just a glitch, but if I'm reading that right, there's only 512MB of VRAM on the card(s), with 727MB shared with the system RAM? That can't be right...
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256bit GDDR3? Eww.
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It can't play crysis on high, or can it
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Looks good as for as the SP's go, that should be some serious power, but how come these new video cards are supposedly staying 256-Bit?
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