The Palit 9800GX2 features 256 stream processors (128×2) which is 16 more than the king of the hill GTX280′s 240. The GPU core clock speed is set at 600MHz with the 1 gigabyte of GDDR3 memory (512MB x2) clocked to 1000MHz. Sporting those kinds of credentials, the 9800GX2 should provide some stout competition for the GTX280.
..The Palit 9800GX2 did not disappoint. After testing a previous 9800GX2 and seeing how well it overclocked, I was looking forward to this offering from Palit.
The HDMI output is a nice feature to have available. No adapter or dongle, just hook straight into the card. Just think, High Definition gaming and movie viewing on that new 1080p plasma screen. Call of Duty 4 on the big screen is going to be sick. With this ability, the Palit 9800GX2 could be the perfect addition for your home theater computer. So after the dust cleared, the 9800GX2 has not outlived its usefulness as a performance video card. It performs well and is available at a price point that more people can live with. SLI for the masses, HD gaming, Quad SLI capable, what more do you need in a video card?
Published in: Graphics Cards on 2008-08-07