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I read some where that it has two chips that run at 600mhz each and each has 512mb of ram. Does this mean that the core speed runs at 1200mhz then? Because http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...eries%20Family says that it is 600mhz.

Is this a big upgrade from the 9800gtx 512 mb. I have 54 days left until my step up program goes away and that will be right around my birthday so I think in 50 days or so I am going to upgrade to this card since its a 599.99 card that I can get for $260 shipped. I think having a gig of ram would be nice and the HDMI output. Do you guys think they will overclock well also, and do you think the Thermalright HR-03 GT will fit on it to?
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It's 600Mhz Core, your getting mixed up with how memory is interpreted. As in Double Data Rate.

From a 9800GTX to a 9800GX2 yes it's a big upgrade (One GPU to Dual GPU). They overclock like the shizzle, the average is 740Mhz Core on air. The Thermalright HR-03 GT will not fit btw and there are no aftermarket coolers for the GX2 currently.

I honestly would wait until the new cards are out though on June 17th and maybe step up to those.
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Okay, well I mean I still have 54 days so that is about the end of august. My birthday is august 18th so hopefully some nice stuff is out then .

Also I have a 650W corsair power supply do you think this is plenty for a card like this and a system running at 3.4ghz?

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The HR03 GT willnot fit on it since its a dual PCB dual chip card.
Okay well I will probably go stock cooling then until something comes out. I can sell my HR-03 whenever I upgrade.
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Okay, well I mean I still have 54 days so that is about the end of august. My birthday is august 18th so hopefully some nice stuff is out then .
You may even catch the 55nm GTX 260 and GTX 280 as they are coming a few months after. Your PSU is ok....it's more a matter of amperage than wattage and having both 6pin and 8pn pci-e connections.
 
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The HR03 GT willnot fit on it since its a dual PCB dual chip card.
    
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Wow you have 2x GX2's? Is that very nice?
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Wow you have 2x GX2's? Is that very nice?
I'm pleased with them....but i will be happier when Intel invent a 6Ghz CPU
 
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post #8 of 20
man too bad I couldn't step-up 2 cards for 1, like my 8800GT's for one GT260!
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a 9800GX2 is essentially 2x 9800GTX's in SLI on one PCB. Youll definately see a preformance boost at high resolutions etc...Thing does run a bit hot but you can solve that with a decent aftermarket cooler...
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man too bad I couldn't step-up 2 cards for 1, like my 8800GT's for one GT260!
I'm considering stepping up to 2x GTX 280's and buying a 3rd down the road if needed. Just waiting for benchies which we should see on Tuesday as the NDA will be lifted. Then i'll make my decision whether it's worth the Step Up.
 
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