Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 Review

Summary

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2

The fastest card in the world indeed, with an average gap far greater than the HD 3870 X2 that's just a few weeks old. But, the 9800 GX2 remains weak at the highest resolutions where we expected the most out of this card. Its features haven't evolved much compared to the GeForce 8, contrary to what the name indicates. Given its price, the card is for those who are willing to change their graphics card in a year.

Pros:

The fastest 3D card

A multi-GPU design that is better than what AMD offers.

Cons:

Disappointing performance when antialiasing is on and in high resolutions

No DirectX 10.1 support or any new feature for this GeForce 9

Price too high

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  • dwfresch
    This author continues to refer to ATI as AMD in multiple articles. Not only does this bring into question this author's competence, it also causes me to question the accuracy of all articles on Tom's Hardware since the editors have overlooked such a blatant error.
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  • ProphetMK1
    I am wondering about your competence. What does it matter if he refers to the parent company of ATI. If you aren't aware or have been MIA from the tech world in the last year. AMD owns ATI at a large 5.4 billion dollar so far debt that has yet to help my AMD shares.
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  • AvatarC
    I think you owe an apology to the site, dwfresch. When was the last time you visited www.ati.com and what did you first notice?
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  • Anonymous
    honestly, i know amd owns ati, but the two are totally seperate entities. the product solutions for one are different and when i talk about graphics card, i refer to them as ATI or NVIDIA, rather than AMD and Intel. If I stood up in front of you trying to convince you to gain our market share and talk to you about our products, im not going to say "The new AMD Radeon HD 3800 Series" because its NOT AMD, its ATI. And if i make simple stupid errors like that, how do you know that the rest of my information is right? My facts on resolution, memory bus, core speed, may all be just as wrong as getting the ACTUAL COMPANY NAME THAT PRODUCED THE PRODUCT wrong. Attention to detail gentleman. Having 200 cars isnt the same as having 500. Having a Mayback Exelero isnt the same as a Kia Rio. The LAPD is not the NYPD. Get the drift? Thank you
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  • Anonymous
    Its AMD NOT ATI, and I think the above comment has lost the point completely tbh.
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  • Anonymous
    aww yer ana a 550watt power supply
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  • Anonymous
    listen what is the best value for money graphics card that can play crysis cuz im upgrading with a 64 bit 3.06 gig hert processoer asus p5n sli and a gforce 7600GT
    so yer i dont wanna spend grands on my rig id b happy with a rig thats 80% up dere with the market cuz getting 100% up with the market is to expensive
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