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We knew that Nvidia's flagship GeForce 8800 Ultra's days were numbered after the graphics manufacturer released the GeForce 8800 GT late last year. A single GeForce 8800 GT can't outperform an Ultra, but two GTs will, and the two cards can be had for less than the price of a single Ultra. AMD also added pressure on the Ultra with the release of its dual-GPU ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2. Nvidia has today responded with a new flagship card, the GeForce 9800 GX2.

The GeForce 9800 GX2 promises top performance thanks to its two onboard GeForce 9800 GPUs, featuring a combined total of 256 processing cores clocked at 1.5GHz. In comparison, the GeForce 8800 Ultra has only 128 processing cores at the same clock speed. The GX2 also comes with an equally large price tag, with an estimated retail price ranging from $599 to $649. Our XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 came with Company of Heroes and an "I'm gaming, Do not disturb" doorknob hanger.
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Fail. The only time the card does better then 2 8800GTXs in Unreal Tournament. But even THEN - its already above 150 FPS so it doesn't even matter.
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I don't think its fail. I think its fail for the price. Sub $500 plz.
    
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Fail. The only time the card does better then 2 8800GTXs in Unreal Tournament. But even THEN - its already above 150 FPS so it doesn't even matter.
Intel chipsets can use the 9800GX2, but not 8800GTX SLI.

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I don't think its fail. I think its fail for the price. Sub $500 plz.
the 8800GTX also cost that much at release, if not more....
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It is $500 and it's pretty much SLi. Basically in all games before.... Company of Heroes... SLi doesn't work good at all. In CSS my FPS drops instead of raises when using SLi.
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SLI = fail
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It's pretty fail. On the other hand, they want the single card solution to be a turkey so they don't cannibalize their chipset business. No one's going to put a GX2 on an Nvidia chipset, but they'll have to buy Nvidia to SLI three 9600GT's: which is the amazing value proposition right now in high performance gaming. That said, I wish one of these reviews would mention whether or not the 9800GX2 scales performance with PCIE Bus speed the way the 9600GT apparently does.

The real test is the GTX; this card is just two 8800GT/GTS stapled together, no technical improvement needed. The GTX will be required to actually be a better GPU.
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It's pretty fail. On the other hand, they want the single card solution to be a turkey so they don't cannibalize their chipset business. No one's going to put a GX2 on an Nvidia chipset, but they'll have to buy Nvidia to SLI three 9600GT's: which is the amazing value proposition right now in high performance gaming. That said, I wish one of these reviews would mention whether or not the 9800GX2 scales performance with PCIE Bus speed the way the 9600GT apparently does.

The real test is the GTX; this card is just two 8800GT/GTS stapled together, no technical improvement needed. The GTX will be required to actually be a better GPU.
people who have tested the GTX (look around under hardware news somewhere) already says it sucks lol

9k = fail
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