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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Graphics Card

We first covered the launch of the new NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ on June 20, 2008. Launched right after the GT 200 series of graphics cards, the GeForce 9800 GTX+ is die-shrinked version of the venerable NVIDIA G92 GPU, used in cards like the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB and the GeForce 8800 GT.

Thanks to the die-shrink from 65 nm to 55 nm, NVIDIA was able to further boost the core and shader clock speeds of the GPU by 9.3%. Everything else was unchanged, including the memory clock which remained at 1.1 GHz. Hence, NVIDIA called it the GeForce 9800 GTX+ (Plus), instead of the GeForce 9900 GTX.

For more details on the actual architecture of the G92 GPU, do take a look at our NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Tech Report.

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Core / Card Code Name

• G92 (D8E)

Manufacturing Process

• 0.055 Micron (55 Nanometers)

Transistor Count

• 754 Million

DirectX Support

• 10

Interface

• PCI Express 2.0

Stream Processors

• 128

Vertex Shader Version

• 4.0

Pixel Shader Version

• 4.0

Textures Per Clock

• Average 64

ROPs

• 16

Core Clock Speed

• 738 MHz

Shader Clock Speed

• 1836 MHz

Fill Rate

• 47232 MTexels/s

Memory Bus Width

• 256-bits

Memory Size

• 512 MB

Memory Type

• GDDR3

Memory Speed

• 1100 MHz (2.2 GHz DDR)

Memory Bandwidth

• 70.4 GB/s

RAMDAC

• 400 MHz

Display Support

• Two dual-linked HDCP-enabled DVI-I outputs
• 7-pin HDTV-out

 

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