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Revs
03-31-08, 03:32 AM
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1363/

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=30896&d=1206952844http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=30897&d=1206953116

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=30898&d=1206953335

Toss3
03-31-08, 03:42 AM
Thanks for the link! :) Seems to run crysis@ very high settings pretty well.

Revs
03-31-08, 04:11 AM
Well, as TriSLI was gonna be the only reason for me to get this card, I think i'm gonna give it a miss. It doesn't scale quite as expected :(

Two cards SLI scales very well indeed, but not worth an upgrade.

Toss3
03-31-08, 04:16 AM
Well, as TriSLI was gonna be the only reason for me to get this card, I think i'm gonna give it a miss. It doesn't scale quite as expected :(

Two cards SLI scales very well indeed, but not worth an upgrade.
Pretty much on par with sli'd 8800gts(g92) I'd say. :-/ Hmm, I wonder if it's going to be possible to flash the 8800gts 512mb into a 9800gtx? They seem to be pretty similar in almost every aspect.

K007
03-31-08, 04:42 AM
Some nice scores for the GTX SLI. Considering its cost... GX2 users on the p35/x38/etc would be pretty happy...

Mr_LoL
03-31-08, 04:55 AM
Still can't play bloody Crysis :rolleyes:

David power
03-31-08, 05:22 AM
Why do people play games at such high rez? isnt a 19 inch wide screen big enough? thats 1440 x 900. thats plenty big like,

K007
03-31-08, 05:42 AM
Why do people play games at such high rez? isnt a 19 inch wide screen big enough? thats 1440 x 900. thats plenty big like,

Because they can afford them...and usually if they can afford that..then the rest of the hardware is also high end...so why play @ low ress :)

Toss3
03-31-08, 06:05 AM
Why do people play games at such high rez? isnt a 19 inch wide screen big enough? thats 1440 x 900. thats plenty big like,
Because 24'' screens are cheap and therefore becoming mainstream.

mustrum
03-31-08, 06:30 AM
Why do people play games at such high rez? isnt a 19 inch wide screen big enough? thats 1440 x 900. thats plenty big like,
If you ever worked with a 24 inch screen you`d know why and never wanted to go back.
Bigger then that is questionable though. All depends on your desk and how far you sit away from it though.

David power
03-31-08, 06:31 AM
If you played crysis at 1440 x 900 would you get better FPS or once your up at that level its all the same ? Forgive my stupidity

mustrum
03-31-08, 06:37 AM
If you played crysis at 1440 x 900 would you get better FPS or once your up at that level its all the same ? Forgive my stupidity
That`s the resolution i played crysis with. Only because i have a 24 inch TFT doesn`t mean i am forced to run 1920x1200. Interpolation is great on these high quality TFTs. It is a compromise but it`s still better then playing on a 19 inch screen.

That being said it`s the only game i ever played in a resolution below 1920x1200.

David power
03-31-08, 06:42 AM
I assume your talking about scaling when you say Interpolation.

mustrum
03-31-08, 06:45 AM
I assume your talking about scaling when you say Interpolation.
Yep i think so. (Fullscreen at non native resolution) Everyone has to do it with a big TFT and crysis. Even Quad SLI wont play crysis at max @1920x1200 i believe. ( Allthough it will prolly be ok with settings at high wich is enough.)

Revs
03-31-08, 07:15 AM
I play Crysis @ 1440x900 on my screen. I find the extra FPS is better than the lack of native res. Though Crysis is the only game I play out of native res. It gets me 50FPS avg in stead of 30FPS avg. My old 22" screen looked alot worse out of native res, this one still looks pretty good.

According to the charts above, the third card is only getting about 10% extra FPS, which is very poor. The fourth GPU in the quad SLI setup is doing nothing much at all :o. If nVidia want Tri/quad SLI to sell well they're gonna have to do better than that.

To anyone using Tri/quad SLI, what's your CPU usage like? Jakup is the man to ask I expact. I know he's had both setups.

EDIT: Just noticed the GTX's in SLI are about 15% faster than one GX2.

David power
03-31-08, 07:39 AM
I play Crysis @ 1440x900 on my screen. I find the extra FPS is better than the lack of native res. Though Crysis is the only game I play out of native res. It gets me 50FPS avg in stead of 30FPS avg. My old 22" screen looked alot worse out of native res, this one still looks pretty good.

According to the charts above, the third card is only getting about 10% extra FPS, which is very poor. The fourth GPU in the quad SLI setup is doing nothing much at all :o. If nVidia want Tri/quad SLI to sell well they're gonna have to do better than that.

To anyone using Tri/quad SLI, what's your CPU usage like? Jakup is the man to ask I expact. I know he's had both setups.

EDIT: Just noticed the GTX's in SLI are about 15% faster than one GX2.


It will cost you more to buy two GTX's and for only 15% thats not really worth it, you could just wait and put a second GX2 in if you were really up for it.

Revs
03-31-08, 08:03 AM
I'm gonna stick with my GT's a little longer seeing as they're about as fast as two stock GTX's when OC'd.

Revs
03-31-08, 10:32 AM
Agreed. It's not clear which drivers they used for the testing, but the current driver doesn't officially support the card. Seeing as the card was delayed while they sorted the drivers, there might be improvements to come. Not holding my breath for major jumps though. New drivers should be released any time soon.

nekrosoft13
03-31-08, 10:47 AM
Why do people play games at such high rez? isnt a 19 inch wide screen big enough? thats 1440 x 900. thats plenty big like,

19 inch is tinny

Koko56
03-31-08, 01:09 PM
I am REALLY pissed off now! Well, I'm not actually "REALLY pissed off now" but I am gettign a bit frustrated by seeing all of these "new" GPUs coming out and still being crippled by Crysis...

:/

I just really, really, really want to play Crysis on Very High at more or less 70FPS constantly.... *sigh*

4Aces
03-31-08, 01:55 PM
Why tri-sli? Why not just a single 9800gtx vrs 9800gx2, 8800gts 512, 8800gt, 9600gt all run at factory speeds as well as the system, no overclocking of anykind. Or would that give us a clear idea of what it's capable of? I too think you need to consider Tweak Town reviews more of an amusement than insightful reading. Most good reviews will give the reader a base line to reference from otherwise it's useless and can be made to look good. Myself I'm just going to get an 8800gts 512 for now. I'm not going to pay more for the same chip on a tad bit different pcb that may or may not out perform the current G92's.

SH64
03-31-08, 05:39 PM
A mobile version of the 9800GTX would be cool!

r2d2d3d4d5
04-01-08, 05:19 AM
If anyone is interested there's a full review here: http://www.techspot.com/review/92-asus-geforce-9800-gtx/

to be honest I think it's a little bit faster than we were lead to believe.

4Aces
04-01-08, 06:10 AM
If anyone is interested there's a full review here: http://www.techspot.com/review/92-asus-geforce-9800-gtx/

to be honest I think it's a little bit faster than we were lead to believe.

It looks just like what everyone started to expect and was pointed to in the conclusion of that review, it's just a tad bit faster than 8800gts g92, which is what I'm gonna buy no use in wasting $100.00 for 3-5 fps no way at all.