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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 03 June 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Foxconn GeForce 9800 GTX OC 512MB Video Card
GeForce 9800 GTX Features
NVIDIA Hybrid Technology
9800GTX-512N Specifications
GeForce 9800 GTX Closer Look
Foxconn 9800 GTX Detailed Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmarks
Lightsmark Frame Rates
SupComm: Forged Alliance Results
World in Conflict Benchmarks
Foxware Overclocking Utility
9800 GTX Power and Temps
GeForce 9800 GTX Final Thoughts
Foxconn 9800GTX-512N Conclusion

9800GTX-512N Specifications

Coupled with PureVideo HD technology, the Foxconn GeForce 9800 GTX Standard OC Edition video card 9800GTX-512N delivers an astounding multimedia experience. The GeForce 9800 GTX features two dual-link, HDCP-enabled DVI-I outputs for connection to analog and digital PC monitors and HDTVs, a 7-pin analog video-out port that supports S-Video directly, plus composite and component (YPrPb) outputs via an optional (and included) dongle.

  • Foxconn GeForce 9800 GTX Standard OC Edition SKU: 9800GTX-512N
  • S/PDIF Digital audio cable included
  • HDMI resolutions: 480p/720p/1080i/1080p
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface
  • 128 Total stream processors
  • Dual card-slot active cooling solution
  • 512 MB Total GDDR3 memory
  • 256-bit memory interface
  • PureVideo HD technology with hardware decoding of high-definition video formats
  • Dual dual-link DVI - up to 2560x1600
  • DVI HDTV output: 480p/720p/1080i

Bus Support

  • PCI Express 2.0
  • PCI Express x16 Backwards Compatible

3D Acceleration

  • Microsoft DirectX10 support
  • Unified Shader Model 4.0
  • OpenGL 2.1


  • HDTV Ready
  • Vista Ready
  • SLI Ready
  • HDCP Ready
  • DVI Audio
  • Dual Link Dual DVI
  • RoHS Compliant

Dual-Stream Decode

Recently, studios have begun taking advantage of the additional space high-definition media such as Blu-Ray and HD DVD discs provide by adding dual-stream picture-in-picture functionality to movies. Often the PiP content is coupled with advanced BD-J (Java) or HDi (XML) features, so taking the processing burden off of the CPU is even more important for titles with these advanced features. The latest PureVideo HD engine now supports dual-stream hardware acceleration which takes the workload off of the CPU and gives it to the more powerful GPU.

G92 Graphics Processing Unit

  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX 685 MHz Graphics Engine
  • 128 Stream Processors
  • 1713 MHz Shader clock
  • 400 MHz RamDAC
  • Max. Resolution @ 2560 x 1600
  • True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting with 16x full- screen anti-aliasing


  • 512MB GDDR3 vRAM
  • 1100 MHz memory clock (2200 MHz realized)
  • 256-bit memory bus
  • Mem Type: 16Mx32-1.0 GDDR3
  • Memory pieces: 8
  • Memory package: uBGA

HDCP over dual-link allows video enthusiasts to enjoy high-definition movies on extreme high-resolution panels such as the 30" Dell 3007WFP at 2560 x 1600 withno black borders. The GeForce 9800 GTX also provides native support for HDMI output, using a certified DVI-to-HDMI adaptor in conjunction with the built-in SPDIF audio connector.

Aero with HD DVD and Blu-ray Playback

Until now, users have been unable to take advantage of the Aero user interface in Windows Vista while playing HD video. When this was attempted, Vista would revert back to a basic theme and Aero would be disabled.

PureVideo HD now supports HD movie playback in Aero mode. This creates a more seamless user experience by eliminating the pop-up message notifying that Vista has switched to basic mode. As you can see in the screenshot below, Aero windows are enabled in conjunction with HD movie playback.

With HDMI support the 9800 GTX-based graphics solution is among the fastest graphics card available, and when paired with a 7 Series NVIDIA nForce motherboard, creates the latest in a line of powerful NVIDIA gaming platforms. Be blown away by scorching frame rates, true-to-life extreme HD gaming, and picture-perfect Blu-ray and HD DVD movies.

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