GeForce 9800 GTX+ SLI review (plus model)
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/23/2008 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
You know, I predicted that the GeForce 9800 GTX+ model is going to be a pretty popular product. Honestly, it's really good value and performance for just over 200 USD. A price that is attractive but most of all acceptable to a lot of you.
The first GeForce 9800 GTX+ arrived here like a week and a half ago, and although at first I'd figured that the card could not make that much of a difference, that proved to be a bit of a paradox.
See the GeForce 9800 GTX+ not only is a newly created SKU with some higher clocks, note the GPU die-size has been shrunk towards 55nm (which was 65nm). Now typically with a die shrink NVIDIA has a chance to optimize things a little from their previous build. Yes, NVIDIA pushed some efficiency levels in there. And our recent test proved it to be a very competitive card that could even overclock incredibly.
The minute that review was posted I started receiving email, emails asking us to test this product in SLI and then compare it with AMDs Radeon 4850 HD in Crossfire. And sure, that's a very interesting perspective to look at, so I'll happily dedicate some time for such an article, which you just landed at.
Before we start off, as usual a quick explanation on SLI. But not before we take a peek at the hardware we are testing today ..
Today a review the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX edition. The Superclocked model comes with a nice factory tweak and that all new Sleeve bearing fan based ACX cooler. Overall the card is almost as fast as a GeForce GTX Titan, 100% cool and 100% silent. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 WindForce 3x OC review
We test and review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 WindForce 3x OC edition. The graphics card comes witha factory overclock and the new WindForce 3X 2 Slot 450W fan sink with Triangle Cool fans, as they like to cool it. That would be three silent 80mm fans. Overall the card is almost as fast as a GeForce GTX Titan, 100% cool and 100% silent. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.
GeForce GTX 780 SLI and Multi monitor review
We review the GeForce GTX 780 SLI and also do a SurroundView session with three monitors. The boards used are reference from NVIDIA. Over the next few pages we'll tell you a bit about multi-GPU gaming, the challenges, the requirements and of course a nice tasty benchmark session with the latest games. We'll have a peek at temperatures and power consumption of the GeForce GTX Titan cards in 2-way SLI mode to monitor it's generated performance.
GeForce GTX 780 review
We test and review the GeForce GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 is NVIDIAs all new high-end graphics card based in their Flagship product, the GTX Titan. This means it is based on the GK110 GPU and has an whopping 7.1 Billion transistors. That makes it a nice chunk faster opposed to the GeForce GTX 680 GPU. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.