Asus EN9800GT Matrix GeForce 9800GT - HotHardware

Asus EN9800GT Matrix GeForce 9800GT

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Essentially a revamed 8800 GT, the Asus EN9800GT Matrix GeForce 9800GT is built around the the 55nm G92 GPU.   The engine is clocked at 612MHz, 12MHz over reference specifications, while the Shader Clock runs at 1.512GHz.  Unlike the slightly overclocked GPU, the unit's 512MB of GDDR3 comes clocked at 1.8GHz (900MHz DDR), following reference specifications. 

  

Measuring 9 inches long and 4.376 inches high, the SLI capable card is equipped with one DVI port supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 while analog (requires adapter) has a maximum resolution of 2560x1536.  The Asus EN9800GT Matrix GeForce 9800GT forgoes a second DVI port in lieu of an HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV or any other HDMI capable display.  There is also a TV-Out port that supports YPbPR, S-Video and Composite output. 

  

As for its cooling, ASUS designed a custom solution that performs much better then the stock reference design.  Asus claims this hybrid Matrix cooler is very quiet, and we couldn't agree more.  During 2D usage, there was virtually no sound and when playing 3D games, the noise output was still very low, even when overclocking.  The active cooling management available through ASUS' Advanced Dynamic GPU load detection also helps ensure proper thermal management, while improving overall power consumption.
 

   
 

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 Good card i spose - I have just always had trouble with early failure of Ram on must NVIDIA cards I've used - seems more costly than Fan failure on their competion cards so I choose the lesser cost... I just replaced EN9800GT on daughter's system this week due to Ram failure (not overclocked at all),, and yes ample P/S was on-board

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That's a cool looking cooler. I think I would rather have the single slot cooler. Nothing really stands out about competing cards. I look more at warranties and price than anything.

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 Yes, it looks and sounds good - maybe just got bad one - hope so anyhow - I usaully rely on ASUS for the best by Test

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 Yes, it looks and sounds good - maybe just got bad one - hope so anyhow - I usaully rely on ASUS for the best by Test

Meh I have had my problems with asus just like most companys. I am not the fan of them I was once.

 

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yeh i spose your part right their - the high end stuff seems to hold up during warranty though - makes a difference to me - I ship every system home with a 3 YR parts/labor warranty - you pick wrong part and you spend alot out of pocket - so the Test goes on - don't try to pick to much for monies saved causes monies spent later..

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yeh i spose your part right their - the high end stuff seems to hold up during warranty though - makes a difference to me - I ship every system home with a 3 YR parts/labor warranty - you pick wrong part and you spend alot out of pocket - so the Test goes on - don't try to pick to much for monies saved causes monies spent later..

I will say I have never had a issue with Asus tech support.

 

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