MSI N9800GT ReviewPropane - October 13, 2008
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The MSI N9800GT card itself is red in color and has a rather large cooling solution with 4 heatpipes on it. The cooler is actually the two slot design so the cooling should be more than sufficient for the GPU. The back plate has two DVI connectors, an S-Video / HD video output, and a nice MSI engraved into the cooling slots. Additionally the cooler has a MSI design on it that looks rather nice.
The card is standard 16x PCI-E and has a standard 6 pin power connector and an SLI connector.
MSI's cooler can be easily detached from the card via 4 spring loaded screws on the back. Closer inspection of the heatsink shows that it only covers the GPU and not the RAM or capacitors. It also takes up valuable room above the RAM that could be used for after market ramsinks. The four heatpipe design of the cooler really stands out, especially since most CPU heatsinks have around 4 as well.