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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Gigabyte GV-NX98X1GHI-B GeForce 9800 GX2 Video Card
GeForce 9800 GX2 Features
NVIDIA Hybrid Technology
Features and Specifications
GeForce 9800 GX2 Closer Look
GV-NX98X1GHI-B Detailed Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
COD 4 Fraps Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmarks
Lightsmark Frame Rates
Passmark 3d Mark Results
SupComm: Forged Alliance Results
World in Conflict Benchmarks
9800 GX2 Overclocking Results
GeForce 9800 GX2 Temperatures
GeForce 9800 GX2 Final Thoughts
Gigabyte GV-NX98X1GHI-B Conclusion

GeForce 9800 GX2 Features

Backed by NVIDIA's Lumenex Engine, the GeForce 9800 GX2 delivers true 128-bit floating point high dynamic range (referred to as HDR), lighting capabilities with up to 16x full-screen anti-aliasing. Second-generation NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology with HDCP compliance delivers the ultimate high-definition video viewing experience to the Gigabyte GV-NX98X1GHI-B GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card.

With hardware decoding for Blu-ray and HD DVD formats, PureVideo HD technology lowers CPU utilization when watching high-definition video formats by decoding the entire video stream in the graphics processor, freeing up the processor for other tasks. In addition to low CPU utilization, PureVideo HD enhances standard definition video content with de-interlacing and other post-processing algorithms to ensure standard DVD movies look their best on the PC screen and high-definition television sets. High definition content protection, or HDCP, technology ensures a secure connection between the GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card and an HDCP capable monitor for viewing protected content such as high-definition Blu-ray or HD DVD movies.

Coupled with PureVideo HD technology, the 9800 GX2 deliver the ultimate multimedia experience. HDMI technology allows users to connect PCs to high-definition television sets with a single cable, delivering high-definition surround sound audio and video with resolutions up to 1080p. PureVideo HD technology scales video in the highest quality up to resolutions of 2560x1600 - from standard and high-definition file formats - while preserving the details of the original content. PureVideo HD technology also accelerates high-definition video decode, freeing up CPU cycles while watching high-definition Blu-ray and HD DVD movies or other VC-1 and H.264 encoded file formats.

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  • Unified shader architecture
  • GigaThreadTM technology
  • Full support for Microsoft DirectX 10
  • Geometry shaders
  • Geometry instancing
  • Streamed output
  • Shader Model 4.0
  • Full 128-bit floating point precision through the entire rendering pipeline

NVIDIA Lumenex Enginepurevideo_hd_logos.jpg

  • 16x full screen anti-aliasing
  • Transparent multisampling and transparent supersampling
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic filtering
  • 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting with anti-aliasing
  • 32-bit per component floating point texture filtering and blending
  • Advanced lossless compression algorithms for color, texture, and z-data
  • Support for normal map compression
  • Z-cull
  • Early-Z

NVIDIA Quantum Effects Technology

  • Advanced shader processors architecture for physics computation
  • Simulate and render physics effects on the graphics processor

NVIDIA SLI Technology

  • Patented hardware and software technology allows two GeForce-based graphics cards to run in parallel to scale performance and enhance image quality on today's top titles.

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  • Dedicated on-chip video processor
  • High-definition H.264, VC-1, MPEG2 and WMV9 decode acceleration
  • Advanced spatial-temporal de-interlacing
  • HDCP capable3
  • Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
  • Noise Reduction
  • Edge Enhancement
  • Bad Edit Correction
  • Inverse telecine (2:2 and 3:2 pull-down correction)
  • High-quality scaling
  • Video color correction
  • Microsoft Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) support

Advanced Display Functionality

  • Two dual-link DVI outputs for digital flat panel display resolutions up to 2560x1600
  • One dual-link DVI outputs for digital flat panel display resolutions up to 2560x16004
  • Dual integrated 400MHz RAMDACs for analog display resolutions up to and including 2048x1536 at 85Hz
  • Integrated HDTV encoder provides analog TV-output (Component/Composite/S-Video) up to 1080i resolution
  • NVIDIA nView multi-display technology capability
  • 10-bit display processing

Built for Microsoft Windows Vistapurevideo_ecosystem.jpg

  • Full DirectX 10 support
  • Dedicated graphics processor powers the new Windows Vista Aero 3D user interface
  • VMR-based video architecture

High Speed Interfaces

  • Designed for PCI Express x16
  • Designed for high-speed GDDR3 and DDR2 memory

Operating Systems

  • Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Windows XP/Windows XP 64
  • Linux

API Support

  • Complete DirectX support, including Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0
  • Full OpenGLsupport, including OpenGL 2.0



 

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