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GeForce GTX 280 is the Fastest Video Card This Summer

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The new king of the GPU scene is here in the Nvidia Geforce GTX 280. Some note worthy features included in this card.

It is PhysX Ready

Remember the Physics hardware a couple of years back? It is now built into Nvidia’s newest video cards. You might need to upgrade the physics firmware from time to time, but that’s just semantics.

3-Way Nvidia SLI technology

If you have the money, and you absolutely need the fastest gaming hardware available, then install three GTX 280s onto your motherboard. Just make sure you have a strong enough power supply.

Nvidia CUDA technology

What this does is turn the Video card’s GPU into something of a CPU to perform CPU tasks such as video encoding.

Here are the stock specs of the GTX 280:

  • Processor Cores: 280
  • Processor Clock: 1.3 ghz
  • Core Clock: 602 mzh
  • Memory: 1 gig
  • Memory Clock: 2.2 ghz (DDR)
  • Memory Interface 512 bit

BFG, XFX, PNY, EVGA, Gigabyte and ASUS have all come out with their GTX 280s and they are available on Newegg.com

The Best Deal For a GeForce 9800 GTX at the moment

 BFG GeForce 9800 GTX

Okay, so we all know the GeForce 9800 GTX is the hottest video card right now. But which third-party brand has the best deal going? It has got to be the BFG GeForce 9800 GTX at NewEgg.com. They are offering a mail-in rebate of $30 so it will cost $259.99 after the rebate. You can’t beat that price, not even on Ebay. Go on Ebay and take a look…you can’t find any 9800 GTX models there for $260 or under! Add to the fact that BFG is one of the best in the business and with their 10 year warranty on all the video cards they manufacture, it is indeed pretty sweet. The rebate deal ends after May, so if you want to pick up a 9800 gtx anytime soon, this should be the time. Don’t expect a price drop across the board for the 9800 GTXs until maybe around the end of summer.

The 9800 GTX getting good reviews on NewEgg.

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX

The Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX so far has been a hit with the consumers. Reviews are coming in from buyers on NewEgg that the video card performs exceptionally well. And this is especially the case for EVGA’s 9800 GTX which already has over 115 reviews and the majority of the reviews rate the graphics card as excellent or good. The reviews are saying that the card is able to handle Crysis on its highest settings, which is good to hear, because we thought it would take a couple of years for a video card to do that.

Crysis played with two 9800 GX2s in Quad SLI mode!

Crysis 9800 gx2

One 9800 GX2 is pretty damn fast, but two of them in SLI is where it’s at. Tweaktown performed benchmark tests on the 9800 GX2 in Quad SLI with Crysis, and at the “Very High” Graphics settings, Crysis ran at a respectable 41.96 FPS. At the “high” settings which many players are using right now, it ran at 60 FPS. So using all four cores, that is about as good as it gets for Crysis without overclocking at the present time. Keep in mind that the Quad SLI Vista Drivers have not been released to the public yet, so if you happen have a pair of 9800 GX2s (haha, yeah right) you will have to wait until next week.

GeForce 9800 GX2 RELEASED!

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The fastest, most powerful video card in the world (until the next one comes along) has been released. The Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 is now being sold online. Online Retailer New Egg themselves carry 5 different brands, all priced at 600 bucks. This includes

  • EVGA
  • BFG
  • ZOTAC
  • XFX
  • PNY

The specs are pretty much all the same. They all have 1 combined gig of DDR3 ram, all clocked at 600mhz. Click here to see NewEgg’s 9800 GX2 page.

CNET Likes The Asus 9600 GT

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Cnet, known for their harsh ratings, gave the Asus GeForce 9600 GT an 8.0 Rating.  They say it is one of the best valued mid-range graphics card to come around in quite sometime and also stated that it has a “Faster performance than anything from ATI in this price range”.  The only thing they griped about was that you still need to hook up an audio passthru cable to get sound when using an HDMI connection which is but a minor problem.  So score one for Asus and Nvidia.  The Asus GeForce En9600GT gets Cnet’s Editor’s choice award.

How Crysis Looks On a GeForce 9600 GT

Someone on Youtube has posted a video of Crysis running on the 9600 GT, which was released about 2 weeks ago, with the following specs:

  • BFG GeForce 9600 GT OC
  • 2gigs DDR2 Ram @ 800mhz
  • Intel Core2Duo 3.0 ghz
  • Nvidia 680i LT SLi MB
  • Resolution at 1280 by 1024

Smaller is Better. Nvidia to shrink the G92 GPU

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Looking to cut production costs and lower the heat output, Nvidia is shrinking the G92 GPU, which is used in their mid-range 8800 series Geforce video cards.  It will be codenamed G92B and Nvidia will be shrinking it down to 55nm.  Future video cards using this new GPU will not require a big fan and heatsink, but instead those puny ones that you would find on an old GeForce 3.  Now if they can find a way to shrink down the pair of GPUs that powers the Godzilla of Video cards known as the 9800 GX2.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 starting price tag: $765.00

GeForce 9800 gx2

Bling, bling. Word is coming out that MSI’s GeForce 9800 GX2, which will be available about a week and half from now, sports a price tag starting around $765.00. And that doesn’t even include the money you might spend for a big new computer case to fit this Xbox sized video processor. It will be hilarious when several years from now we look back with fond amusement at this video card. I can realistically imagine the Video cards of the future will be more than 20 times faster, 50 times smaller and cost a fraction of the price.

Keep in mind that MSI’s GeForce 9800 GX2 is overclocked and it supposedly can run circles around the Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra, so that is a reason for the huge price tag.

Pictures of the GeForce 9800 GX2

Nvidia GeForce 9800 gx2

Yes, this is a Graphics card, not an industrial ink toner.  What you see here is the upcoming Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2.  Sources are saying it is 30 percent faster than Nvidia’s current top GeForce, the 8800 Ultra.

Nvidia GeForce 9800 gx2 pic

This is the Albatron brand that is being shown, but the other 3rd party manufacturers will be using the same size and shape as well.  The specs that is known so far about this monstrous beast is that it will use two 65nm GPUs and will have 256 Stream Processors in total.