Asus 9800 GTX 512MB EN9800GTX

Introduction, Packaging, Package and Specification

Introduction
 
Nvidia have been piling the pressure on ATI recently with a swathe of high spec, high speed cards. Today sees the launch of yet another speedster, the 9800 GTX. With a super-clocked GPU running at 675MHz and the 128 stream processors clocked at 1688MHz, the GTX really is cranked up a notch. Nvidia also saw fit to grab some GDDR3 that weighs in at 2200MHz, not bad.
 
g92 9800 gtx gpu
 
Asus sent us a 9800 GTX to put through its paces in the labs so we grabbed the usual benching suspects off of the shelf and started to bench it.
 
Read on to see how it gets on.
 
Packaging
 
Asus are returning to the CGI character style packaging with the box of this stock clocked GTX. Its bright lime green should stand out from the crowd but for the sake of the environment: please Asus: make the packaging smaller!
 
asus 9800 gtx packaging  asus 9800 gtx packaging rear
 
The inside is the usual Asus affair with a lot of room and a decent amount of packaging to ensure that the GTX stays safe.
 
asus 8800 gtx inside box
 
Now onto the bundle...
 
 
Package
 
The package with this particular Asus 9800 GTX is pretty sparse and doesn't seem to come with much out of the box at all.
 
We have:
 
* 1 x Leather CD wallet
* 1 x Quick start guide
* 1 x Driver CD
* 1 x CD-based instruction manual
* 1 x DVI to VGA connector
* 1 x Dual molex to PCI-e 6PIN power
* 1 x S-Video to component out
 
asus 9800 gtx package
 
The Asus 9800 GTX is a stock clocked example of the 9800 GTX, so perhaps you can forgive Asus for a slightly sparse bundle. I'm sure a "Top" Edition will be out there with a game bundle and an armful of hardware floating around inside that capacious box.
 
 
Specifications
 
The specs on the 9800 GTX are as follows:
 
 GeForce
8600 GTS
Radeon
HD 3850
Radeon
HD 3870
GeForce
9600 GT
GeForce
8800 GTS
GeForce
8800 GT
GeForce
8800 GTS
Radeon
HD 2900 XT
GeForce
8800 GTX
GeForce
9800 GTX
GeForce
8800 Ultra
Shader units323203206496112128320128128128
ROPs816161620161616 x2241624
GPUG84RV670RV670G94G80G92G92R600G80G92G80
Transistors289M666M666M505M681M754M754M700M681M754M 681M
Memory Size256 MB256 MB512 MB512 MB320 MB
640 MB
512 MB512 MB512 MB768 MB512 MB768 MB
Memory Bus Width128 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit320 bit256 bit256 bit512 bit384 bit256 bit 384 bit
Core Clock675 MHz670 MHz777 MHz650 MHz500 MHz600 MHz650 MHz742 MHz575 MHz675 MHz 612 MHz
Memory Clock1000 MHz828 MHz1126 MHz900 MHz800 MHz900 MHz970 MHz825 MHz900 MHz1100 MHz 1080 MHz

The 9800 is basically an 8800 GTS with a bit more horsepower. Nvidia keeps the 256bit bus which many feel hinders the G92 chips, but we'll see how it goes.
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Most Recent Comments

01-04-2008, 21:01:06

FarFarAway
We gave you the preview, now it's time for the full shebang!

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...234801672s.jpg

Take a look hereQuote

02-04-2008, 03:24:50

Bungral
Ahhh man gotta go work... no time to read.

Will take a look at lunch.Quote

02-04-2008, 03:27:31

JN
Good review mate.

I'm not very impressed with the 98** series so far, but at least the card is reasonably priced and is a good buy for someone who doesn't currently own an 88** card.Quote
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