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Initially expected to arrive around April and replace the 8800 GT, Nvidia's GeForce 9800 GT has now been seen lurking, or bolted to colorful cardboard in Taipei at Computex. Showcased by ELSA, the 9800 GT was not a reference model as it used not only a dual-slot, dual-fan cooler, but also 1GB of GDDR3 memory. Still offering DirectX 10.0 and PCI-Express 2.0 support, the upcoming card features 112 Stream Processors, just like the 8800 GT, and a 256-bit memory interface.

Still reluctant to reveal what chip is powering it - either a 65nm G92 or a 55nm G92b, ELSA's card has its memory clocked at 1800 MHz and a core set to 630 MHz, very close to what a reference 8800 GT would 'brag' with. Also, as you can see below, the card lacks triple-SLI support, a feature that was suggested as being planned for the 9800 GT. In all, it's needless to say that, if the card doesn't at least have a 55nm-built GPU then it's simply a cvasi-disappointing re-branded 8800 GT.



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post #2 of 45
What happened to Nvidia trying to simplify its lineup? Instead they introduce the GeForce GTX line while still pushing products into the 9-series?
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1 GB of memory with a 256 bit interface. Whatta waste. nVidia is getting way too lazy.
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Linsk, you need to fix your title. It should read

"Cheap 8800 GT refresh spotted at Computex"

I kid I kid.
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Linsk, you need to fix your title. It should read

"Cheap 8800 GT refresh spotted at Computex"

I kid I kid.
I think I should if we ignore the news rules.
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1 GB of memory with a 256 bit interface. Whatta waste. nVidia is getting way too lazy.
That 1GB on the card isn't due to NVIDIA.

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the 9800 GT was not a reference model as it used not only a dual-slot, dual-fan cooler, but also 1GB of GDDR3 memory
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they misspelled 9800gt
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You meant "980GT". That's their model number. They have 980GX2 for 9800GX2 and 980GTX for 9800GTX...
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You meant "980GT". That's their model number. They have 980GX2 for 9800GX2 and 980GTX for 9800GTX...
damn well I never really look at model numbers so I did not know.
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They could have at least polished the heatpipes or something.
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