|The NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GT GPU offers the perfect combination of performance and price that hardcore gamers have been waiting for.|
Core Clock (MHz): 550 MHz
Processor Cores: 112
Processor Clock (MHz): 1375 MHz
Fill Rate (billion pixels/sec.): 30.8
Memory Amount: 512MB GDDR3 On-board Frame Buffer
Memory Frequency (effective): 1800 MHz
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 57.6
On-board Outputs: DVI-I and DVI-I
Additional Outputs Supported: HDMI, VGA
BUS Technology: PCI Express 2.0
1 - NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only.
- NVIDIA® Unified Architecture
- Full Microsoft DirectX 10 support
- NVIDIA CUDA™ technology support
- NVIDIA PhysX™ tech support
- NVIDIA SLI® technology1 support
- NVIDIA PureVideo® HD technology2 support
- Dual-Link HDCP-Capable3
- OpenGL 3.0 support
2 - Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Go to www.nvidia.com for more details.
3 - Requires other HDCP-compatible components.
Minimum System Requirements
Included in the box
- PCI Express® or PCI Express 2.0-compliant motherboard with one dual-width x16 graphics slot
- A minimum 400W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 26A)
- Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP class processor or higher
- 50MB of available hard disk space
- 512MB system memory (2GB recommended)
- Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP Operating System (32-bit or 64-bit)
- CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive for installation
- DVI or VGA compatible monitor
- NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT Graphics Card
- Quick Installation Guide
- Installation CD, which includes:
- Detailed installation guide
- Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
- NVIDIA Graphics Drivers
- PhysX System Software
- DVI-to-HDMI adapter
- HDMI audio cable
- DVI-to-VGA adapter
Features & Benefits
NVIDIA® Unified Architecture
Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.
Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Support
DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
NVIDIA® SLI® Technologyii
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU
configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The musthave
feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI
dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest
NVIDIA PhysX™ Technology
GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA PhysX
technology, enabling a totally new
class of physical gaming interaction for
a more dynamic and realistic
experience with GeForce.
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technologyi
CUDA technology unlocks the power of
the GPU’s processor cores to
accelerate the most demanding system
tasks - such as video transcoding -
delivering incredible performance
improvements over traditional CPUs.
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.
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.
16x Anti-aliasing Technology
Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting
Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects—now with support for antialiasing.
OpenGL® 3.0 Optimization and Support
Provides top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
Dual Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technologyiv
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.
Discrete, Programmable Video Processor
NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with 100% offload of H.264 video decoding from the CPU and significantly reduced power consumption.
Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration
Supports picture-in-picture content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray and HD DVD movie experience.
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 SLI® Multi-Monitor support
Switch seamlessly between multi-display desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming with SLI. And enjoy full multi-GPU support for dual-display capable 3D games such as World in Conflict, Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, and Flight Simulator X.
i Requires application support for CUDA technology.
ii NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce 9800 GT graphics card must be paired with another GeForce 9800 GT graphics card (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
iii Playback of HDCP protected content requires other HDCP-compatible components
iv Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
Warranty and Service
- 3 years (plus an additional 2 years upon completion of a registration form on PNY's website)
- The latest up-to-date drivers at www.nvidia.com