Asus Sneaks Out Their GeForce 9800 GX2

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Dave_HH Posted: Fri, Mar 14 2008 3:23 PM
You probably recall that NVIDIA had a fairly recent coming-out party for the GeForce 9800 GX2 at CeBIT, with more than a few cards on display for all to see, including this one from Albatron.  There were also various other sneaks and leaks from other offerings as well of course but we've haven't heard from Asus just yet... operative word there, "yet".

 
Asus EN9800GX2, bundled with Company of Heroes

Whatever happend to the "manly" graphics card?  Of course, the Ninja Geisha emblazoned on the front of the card could likely dish out a can of whoop as well we suspect.  Word has it a slow boat from Taiwan might be carrying a few of these to the US soon... very soon. 

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frg1 replied on Fri, Mar 14 2008 7:17 PM

 cant wait for a review

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thanhluan replied on Sun, Mar 16 2008 11:38 AM
extreme! Asus so good!
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peti1212 replied on Tue, Mar 18 2008 12:42 AM

So far the 9800 GX2s have not performed quite as good as I was expecting, so I don't think the 9 series lineup for Nvidia is going to be something special. Driver updates later on might help, but i don't think it will too much.

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The 9800GX2 is still based on on the G92, while the other cards in the 9 series won't be.  The 9600GT is almost as fast as the 8800GT, so a real sinlge-gpu 9800 should outdo an 8800 Ultra.  And I can't call the GX2 disappointed since it still offers the best single card performance in most games.  We just have to see where street prices fall.  So far they are $599 which isn't bad.  Sure you can get SLI 8800GTs or GTSs for a little less, but if you don't have an SLI board this will be cheaper than buying a new mobo too.

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