Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB review | test -
Meet the Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB
Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB
So currently for the price of roughly 135 USD you can pickup this Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT equipped with 1024MB memory. What is the difference between the 8800 GT and the 9800 GT you guys must ask yourselves, well .. Subtle differences really. There's a certain amount of creative freedom NVIDIA's board partners can use with this product. They are free to customize it.
Very much like Galaxy's GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB we recently tested, this 9800 GT comes with a complete custom design. Everything from PCB up to the cooler and connectors differs from the reference based products. Now don't get me wrong, the reference products are already extremely good. So to do something different from that, is a bold move. But it certainly works out with nice custom blue PCB and the unconventional cooler. And (we'll show you this in the photo shoot) both a DVI and HDMI connector, which is great to see. So whether you connect the card to your HD telly or computer monitor... it doesn't really matter.
|GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB||GeForce 9800 GT Galaxy||GeForce 8800 GT||GeForce 9600 GT|
|Stream (Shader) Processors||128||112||112||64|
|Core Clock (MHz)||650||625||600||650|
|Shader Clock (MHz)||1625||1500||1512||1625|
|Memory Clock (MHz) x2||972||900||900||900|
|Memory amount||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512|
|Two Dual link DVI||Yes||Yes||Yes||
Clock frequencies then, The memory clocks (reference 9800 GT) are 900 MHz (x2), the core frequency (reference) 600 MHz and for the freaks, the shader domain is clocked at 1500 MHz. Galaxy has its clocks set at reference, yet with the core clock at 625 MHz.
Included in the bundle you will find:
- Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB
- Driver CD
- HDTV block (3-way RCA component)
- S-Video cable
- 6-pin to Molex power cable (x1)
- manual / quick install guide
- S/PDIF cable (for HDMI audio).
Next to a small overclocking / monitoring suite called Xtreme Tuner, there is no additional software to be found. What I do like though is as stated, a sharp price versus a custom PCB (printed circuit board), a blue one at that, and good details like a voltage regulator cooling heatsink.
Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (labor & parts): 2 years
In this review we'll have a peek at the warmongers from KFA2 (Galaxy), they unleash this cute little beastly looking GTX 550 Ti LTD OC White edition graphics card. And to make it even more special, they slapped all components on a sexy white PCB again. Armed with that atypical looking cooler you'll learn that this product makes no compromises, you will not hear it, it will not run hot and it even comes factory clocked at a full GHz, quite amazing as GPUs seem to slowly pass that weird 1 GHz threshold.
Galaxy GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB review | test
We test a product from the guys at Galaxy, and that means customization and extra features, all for a fair price. Custom PCB, custom cooling, custom bracket, HDMI output, black DVI+backplate heck it even packs 1024MB of memory to play around with for roughly the same money as a 512MB model. All fairly impressive really.
Galaxy GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB review
Galaxy GeForce 9800GTX PLUS test - Galaxy recently released this product, custom PCB, custom cooling, custom bracket, HDMI output, black DVI and backplate. I sometimes wonder why a small company consistently can push out striking products like that and the bigger AIBs mainly focus on the reference design.
Galaxy Geforce 8800 GT HDMI w/ Xtreme Tuner
Our initial review of this product was taken offline as we received an early version of the product. This early version had a "beta" cooler on it that made a truck-load of noise. Galaxy claimed to have a new cooler ready and asked if if we could revise the review based on the new and final cooler. And therefore we have updated this initial article to revision 2; based on new facts with the final cooling solution implemented. And it sure is a lot better.