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Palit 9800GX2 Review

ccokeman    -   August 6, 2008
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Bus interface
PCI Express 2.0 Support
1024MB (512MB x 2
Memory Interface:
512bit (256bit x 2)
Core Clock:
Shader Clock
Memory Clock:
2000MHz (1000MHz x 2)
Stream Processors
256 (128 per GPU)
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)
Pure Video
Direct X
Max DVI Resolution
Max VGA resolution
128 Bit
Standard Memory Configuration
Vista Certified
SLI Ready
Multi  Monitor
Nvidia Hybrid Power support
Minimum Power supply size
500 watts



  • Dual Dual-Link Technology: Supporting digital output up to 2560x1600 on two LCD Monitors at the same time.
  • HDTV Ready and HD Gaming: High-definition video playback and crisp picture quality. Provides world-class TV-out functionality up to 1080i resolution.
  • SLI Ready: Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI-Express graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on over 60 top PC games.
  • Quad NVIDIA SLI® Technology:  Industry leading Quad NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 4-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering), for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
  • Dual DVI: Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays. DVI to Analog Adapter Includes DVI to Analog Adapter to convert your old VGA output to DVI connector.
  • HDMI: HDMI is a new standard that combines digital video and audio in a single consumer-friendly connector. HDMI delivers a clear clean image at any window  size, including full-screen high-definition resolutions up to 1080p. The combination of high-definition video and high-definition audio from HDMI delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate  color, and precise image scaling for all video content to turn a PC into a high-end home theater.
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support: Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology1:  The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch:  Provides post-processing and optimization of High Definition movies on a scene-by-scene basis for spectacular picture clarity.
  • NVIDIA HybridPower™ Technology2:  Lets you switch from the GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card to the motherboard GeForce GPU when running non graphically-intensive applications for a silent, low power PC experience.
  • Enthusiast System Architecture:  The new ESA-enabled NVIDIA control panel provides a state-of-the-art interface for performance tuning and monitoring of your GeForce 9800 GX2-based graphics card on NVIDIA nForce 790i platforms.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Configuration (Drivers & Programs)
  4. Specifcations & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Crysis
  7. Testing: Knights of the Sea
  8. Testing: BioShock
  9. Testing: Call of Duty 4
  10. Testing: World In Conflict
  11. Testing: Call of Juarez
  12. Testing: Company of Heroes - Opposing Fronts
  13. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  14. Conclusion
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