Nvidia announced the release of GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX, and GeForce 9600 GT GPUs, as well as the nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP chipset. According to Nvidia, the new devices are intended to enable users to optimize their systems for the most demanding games and graphic applications. On the other hand, the launch of these graphics processing units and media and communications processors by the Santa Clara-based company may lead us to the idea that the company is taking some steps into countering ATI through the adoption of a platform-based focus for its graphic cards line.
The GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card is expected to be the fastest GPU on today's market. The card features more than 256 processing cores on a single board, and is up to 60 percent faster than the closest competitor, according to Nvidia. This graphics processing unit is available today at a retail price of $599 MSRP. NVIDIA SLI technology allows users to pair two GeForce 9800 GX2 GPU-based add-in cards to gain the best performance and highest resolution for today's demanding games and applications. To compare GeForce 9800 GX2 and ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 at high resolutions means getting one result only. At resolutions up to 2500x1600, GeForce 9800 GX2 went far ahead 3870 X2 in 14 games demanding high graphics.
The recently introduced GeForce 9800 GTX GPU has 128 processor cores and provides the best choice consumers can find in the $299-349 price range. With 2-way and 3-way SLI technology supported, GeForce 9800 GTX presents itself as the most flexible and scalable multi-GPU solution on the industry. For those gamers that have only a low budget to spend on the graphics card, GeForce 9600 GT should be the best choice. It provides high performance graphics and can be purchased for only$199.
The nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP comes to complete the package, as Nvidia optimized the performance of the graphic cards on this chipset which has also been designed to work with current and next-generation Intel CPU in overclocking mode. DDR3 memory and PCIe 2.0 expansion will be available on the motherboards featuring this chipset, as well as two-way, three-way, or quad SLI GPU arrangements. $300 is the starting MSRP for the nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP-based motherboards.
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