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http://firingsquad.com/hardware/nvid...ew/default.asp

Another review showing the 9800GX2 vs the 8800GTS 512mb SLI.







8800GTS 512mb SLI clearly wins though its probably due to differences in clock speed.
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definitely due to difference in clock speed.as it is the numbers do look quite good for the gx2,pity they didn't show the 3870x2 for a comparison.
    
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And they don't show the 8800 in SLI?
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Either way the 9800 GX2 is garbage.
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Originally Posted by gamervivek View Post
definitely due to difference in clock speed.as it is the numbers do look quite good for the gx2,pity they didn't show the 3870x2 for a comparison.
Early reviews show it to be better than the X2 all around,. Yet, the GX2 fails to offer any real performance boosts and incentives for owners of previous generations, unlike what the X2 did for ATI users.
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in its defence, the one thing the GX2 does offer is SLI performance on a non-SLI board
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Either way the 9800 GX2 is garbage.
wow, nice post with intelligent remarks.

This card is no where near trash. Its a solid entry, especially for those that only have a single pci-e slot. And we have yet to see what quad sli will do.
    
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As an owner of 2x 8800GTS g92s with SLI, I can say the only benefit I see to a 9800GX2 would be that it takes up less room in my case. Also, if they get the quad-GPU drivers working properly it would leave room for a second 9800GX2 in the future.

I would be OC'ing the 9800 for sure though. Sadly, OCing it just to get to my current stock speeds.

All in all I think that for current 8800 owners this is a waste of money. For anyone looking to get a new card this isn't a bad idea, but I believe the x2's from AMD/ATi are better bang for your buck.
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First things first (Wow original)

Drivers always suck when they are first released.

Also i would much rather buy a GX2 the 2 GTS's (Even if it doesn't perform as well) because then i could put another GX2 in at a later date for SLI.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nostrano View Post
First things first (Wow original)

Drivers always suck when they are first released.

Also i would much rather buy a GX2 the 2 GTS's (Even if it doesn't perform as well) because then i could put another GX2 in at a later date for SLI.
Exactly, as a single card, this card should not be of use to anyone, mostly because of the price. But if you have the money for two of them, then these card should be the bomb diggity.
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