The GeForce 9800 GX2 is an über-powered, dual GPU--based graphics card. Be blown away by scorching frame rates, true-to-life extreme HD gaming, and picture-perfect Blu-ray and HD DVD movies.
Bus Technology: PCI Express 2.0
Memory Amount: 1GB (512MB per GPU)
Memory Interface: 512-bit (256-bit per GPU)
Memory Frequency (effective): 1000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 128
Core Clock: 600 MHz
Shader Clock: 1500 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec): 76.8
Stream Processors: 256 (128 per GPU)
Minimum System Requirements
- NVIDIA unified architecture
- Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
- Quad NVIDIA SLI® technology
- NVIDIA PureVideo® HD technology
- NVIDIA HybridPower™ technology
- Two dual-link DVI and one HDMI output
- High Definition 1080p Display Support
- Dual-link HDCP Capable
- PCI Express 2.0 support
- OpenGL 2.1 support
Included in the box
- Intel or AMD compatible motherboard
- At least 512MB system RAM
- PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0 compliant motherboard with one x16 graphics slot
- One 8-pin and one 6-pin supplementary PCI Express power connectors
- Minimum 580W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 40A)*
- 50 MB of available hard drive space
- CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
- Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or Vista
- VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
- NVIDIA GeForce 9800GX2 1024MB PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card
- Quick Installation Guide
- Installation CD, which includes:
- Detailed installation guide
- NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
- Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
- NVIDIA GeForce Demos
- PNY and NVIDIA Desktop Wallpapers
- 2 DVI-to-VGA adapters
- Y” Adapter Power Cable
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.
Quad NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology1
Industry leading Quad NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 4-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering), for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
QNVIDIA HybridPower™ Technology2
HybridPower technology lets you switch from the GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card to the motherboard GeForce GPU when running non graphicallyintensive applications for a silent, low power PC experience.
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.
NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ Technology
Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPU—all while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and artificial intelligence (AI).
NVIDIA® GeForce® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. GeForce drivers provide the best outof- box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.
OpenGL® 2.1 Optimization and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates–up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
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® Technology3
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.
Hardware Decode Acceleration
Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.
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.
Dual-link HDCP Capable4
Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
Advanced Spatial-Temporal De- Interlacing
Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems
Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.
Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
Recovers original film images from films-convertedto- video (DVDs, 1080i HD content), providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.
Bad Edit Correction
When videos are edited, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.
Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.
Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.
1 - NVIDIA SLI-certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce 9800 GX2 must be paired with another GeForce 9800 GX2, regardless of graphics card manufacturer.
2 - Requires NVIDIA HybridPower™- enabled motherboard.
3 - Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
4 - Requires other HDCP-compatible components.
Warranty and Service
- Three 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