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Even as we wrote about ATI's dual GPU flagship product, the Radeon HD 3870 X2 early this year, not only did we know that it was just a matter of time before NVIDIA countered with its own equivalent, the name and general details of this NVIDIA product were already not much of a secret with enthusiasts. Initially, we were told to expect it to be released sometime in February but it got delayed (leading to the usual rumors). However, we were quickly placated by the debut of the mainstream GeForce 9600 GT. Now, with the excitement of that launch taking a dive, it was time to up the tempo again for all things NVIDIA and the company finally sent us a reference GeForce 9800 GX2, the much anticipated dual GPU riposte to the Radeon HD 3870 X2 late last week.








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Much better!..
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Why is all the games that nvidia cards do better at. Nvidia is sure playing these reviwers some cash. I dont trust any only from people. I would never buy a card this way.
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Why is all the games that nvidia cards do better at. Nvidia is sure playing these reviwers some cash. I dont trust any only from people. I would never buy a card this way.

optimization.



why are those 3dmark scores so low!? on a stock e8400 and an x2 I got 14,533 in Vista.. somethings wrong there!
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Man, if only we could get some CPU competition like this, we would all benefit. I was very impressed with the ATI offering, but this just takes the cake.
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Those 3DMark scores SUCK! Something is definitely wrong here.
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"Meanwhile, our usual rig was put into action for the GeForce 9800 GX2 and this consisted of an Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66GHz) processor on an Intel D975XBX 'Bad Axe' motherboard. For system memory, we had 2 x 1GB of low latency DDR2-800 HyperX memory from Kingston in dual channel mode."

Thats whats wrong. I don't understand why they would test the very top gpu with only a mediocre cpu.
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3dMark scores shouldn't mean anything. Nvidia offer much better performance in real life gaming than silly scores. If you want a high 3Dmark, get an ATI card or something
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optimization.



why are those 3dmark scores so low!? on a stock e8400 and an x2 I got 14,533 in Vista.. somethings wrong there!
It's a different res probably - they didn't list any of the details regarding the tests, look at the 8800gt and ultra scores, those get well above 13k usually. You have to look at it in comparison to the other cards to see the big picture.

SO.... Those scores AREN'T low in comparison to the other cards!

Edited: 13k when oc'ed at least...
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It's a different res probably - they didn't list any of the details regarding the tests, look at the 8800gt and ultra scores, those get well above 13k usually. You have to look at it in comparison to the other cards to see the big picture.

SO.... Those scores AREN'T low in comparison to the other cards!
Ultras dont get 13k stock. I didn't even get 13k stock with a Q6600 stock and the Ultra stock. So I'm not sure where you are pulling 13k from?
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