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Alright, since the unexpected death of my 8800GT im looking @ a newer cheaper video card and the 9800GTX+ seems to fit the bill. Now please direct your eyes to the images below..





Now hold on, before you say the difference is "ones the + and the other isnt" your wrong, secondly the cooler isn't the only difference.

The second one is the most current revision but it only features a single 6-Pin connector. Would this hinder any overclocks that the first generation 9800GTX+ would normally sail through? Google shows nothing. Rep for halp. *JaKe*
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No you should have no problems at all
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The top one is the 65nm version of the GTX that meets the GTX+ clocks on it so the just slapped the GTX+ sticker on it. I have both. The bottom one is the newer 45nm.

I was able to OC the 55nm version further than the 65nm.

EDIT: Yes, 55nm.
Edited by mortimersnerd - 2/19/09 at 4:16pm
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I wouldn't imagine it would. Well just to be safe, if you have a pci-e 2.0 mobo, it should provide enough power, as it provides more than a normal pci-e 1.1 slot. I wouldn't dwell to much on it though. There would be many threads with angry people about this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
The top one is the 65nm version of the GTX that meets the GTX+ clocks on it so the just slapped the GTX+ sticker on it. I have both. The bottom one is the newer 45nm.
45nm? Isn't it 55nm?

And yerp, the die revision will make it run cooler and overclock better anyway.
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if they cut down on the pcb components the 55nm would clock lower as xbit's review of two 9800gtx+ model shows-
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...s_5.html#sect0

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We also tried to overclock the cards. The reference-design card managed to speed up from its default 738/1836MHz GPU and 1100 (2200) MHz memory frequencies to 792/1944MHz and 1250 (2500) MHz, respectively. The card with Palit’s own PCB design was stable at 770/1890MHz GPU and 1200 (2400) MHz memory frequencies. Thus, the simplified PCB design and nonstandard power circuit worsened the card’s overclockability despite the more efficient cooling.


anyways the 9800gtx+ are at the high end of clocks for g92 and don't oc as well as the lower models.
    
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I have the samething. One card is 1 power connector and the other has 2 connectors.
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Quote:
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I have the samething. One card is 1 power connector and the other has 2 connectors.
Yes, I remember you saying about that.
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post #9 of 25
Funny thing, the 55nm XFX version has 2x 6 pin connectors, what's going on here?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150314
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The EVGA version is none reference and has 1x6 pin...Thats all. If you buy any other brand you will get the bigger cooler and 2x6pins.

The card actually doesnt need 2x6 pins as its tecnnically a 8800gts G92. and no you shouldnt run into overclocking problems with just one 6 pin
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