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Nvidia Releases 9800GTX+ Graphics Processor For The Mainstream

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 12 comments

Santa Clara (CA) - With the new GTX200 series out the gate, Nvidia is ready to transition its 9800 GPU family into more affordable price regions. Nvidia claims that the new card will beat its direct competitor, AMD’s upcoming Radeon HD 4850 in popular game and physics benchmarks.

All signs are pointing towards a price war in the mainstream segment around $200 between AMD/ATI and Nvidia. Following previous information that the Radeon HD 4850 will debut in the $200 - $230 price segment later this month, Nvidia today announced that it is dropping the recommended price for its 9800 GTX design to $199 and introduce a new 9800 GTX+ version with 512 MB of GDDR3 memory, also based on the G92 core, for $229.

The new GPU comes with a core clock of 1836 MHz and a memory clock of 738 MHz. Nvidia highlighted that physics support (based on Ageia’s original PhysX engine that has been integrated into CUDA) is supported by both the 9800 GTX and GTX+ through the driver version 177.39. With PhysX enabled, Nvidia claims that the physics simulation in the 3D Mark Vantage benchmark gains about 7.5x in performance and provides more than six times the performance of AMD’s Radeon 4850.

The company also claims to have an advantage in overall gaming performance in Crysis, Call of Duty 4, world in Conflict, ET: Quake Wars, Oblivion, Lost Planet, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Stalker.

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    pulasky , June 19, 2008 4:09 PM
    "Half-Life 2" STUPID IDIOTS this game is for ATI cards.
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    pulasky , June 19, 2008 4:11 PM
    "Half-Life 2" STUPID IDIOTS this game is for ATI cards.
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    pulasky , June 19, 2008 4:12 PM
    "Half-Life 2" STUPID IDIOTS this game is for ATI cards.
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    printz_asger , June 19, 2008 5:28 PM
    OMG, "...and provides more than six times the performance of AMD’s Radeon 4850." If thas is tru, it would be super ûber great! But i dont think it is...
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    gm0n3y , June 19, 2008 5:42 PM
    So what exactly is the difference between the 9800 and the + version? Just a slight clock increase? I guess that might be worth $30. Usually mild overclock versions are left up to the board makers.
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    hannibal , June 19, 2008 5:43 PM
    It means physicks score, not craphic...
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    hannibal , June 19, 2008 6:58 PM
    9800GTX+ is 55nm die shrink...
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    KITH , June 19, 2008 7:12 PM
    how does nvidia know the performance of unreleased ati cards? you think ati gives them over to nvidia to review?
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    NarwhaleAu , June 19, 2008 7:22 PM
    I smell fear....
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    lx_flier , June 19, 2008 10:13 PM
    Finally some real competition!
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    khaydin , June 20, 2008 1:43 AM
    "The new GPU comes with a core clock of 1836 MHz and a memory clock of 738 MHz."

    I hope the core clock and mem clock are just reversed, an nvidia GPU with a core clock of 1836MHz would melt itself and probably some of your motherboard! lmao
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    liemfukliang , June 20, 2008 1:53 AM
    What is it use for $200 hardware with $200 electrick pay for a year??? (unless Nvidia somehow lower the power).