Legit Video Card Reviews
XFX and Palit GeForce 9800 GTX Video Cards
|Product:||GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB Video Cards|
|Date:||Tue, Apr 01, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Under The GeForce 9800 GTX Heat Spreader
With the massive heat spreader removed, we can see what the PCB and layout looks like on the GeForce 9800 GTX. Plenty of thermal paste was installed as you can tell!
Here, we can see the SLI connectors that will be used for SLI and Triple-SLI for those that want to add another one or two cards. Also take note of the LED indicator, which tells you if the power connectors are properly attached.
Just below the two 6-pin PCIe power connectors, you can see all the solid state capacitors that are used to make sure the card has just the right amount of power.
With the thermal paste cleared off the 675MHz G92 core, we can see what powers this beast. In case you don't know, the core on the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB is labeled G92-400-A2, which is different than the core on the GeForce 8800 GT series as they are labled G92-270-A2. The GeForce 9800 GX2 that we reviewed a couple weeks ago has a core labeled G92-450-A2. This core is G92-420-A2, which is yet another core! The GDDR3 memory IC's on our card were Samsung K4J52324QE-BJ08, which are rated at 1200MHz, which means we should be able to overclock the memory as the reference clocks are 1100MHz.
Next Page - Palit GeForce 9800 GTX Box & Bundle
Page 1 - NVIDIA Introduces The GeForce 9800 GTX
Page 2 - GeForce 9800 GTX Features
Page 3 - Under The GeForce 9800 GTX Heat Spreader
Page 4 - Palit GeForce 9800 GTX Box & Bundle
Page 5 - XFX GeForce 9800 GTX Box & Bundle
Page 6 - The Test System
Page 7 - Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Page 8 - Company of Heroes
Page 9 - World in Conflict
Page 10 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Page 11 - BioShock
Page 12 - Crysis
Page 13 - Call of Duty 4
Page 14 - 3DMark 2006
Page 15 - Lightsmark 2007
Page 16 - Temperatures
Page 17 - Overclocking
Page 18 - Power Consumption and Final Thoughts