The gaming world moves in such a rapid manner. As it were, it takes only a blink of an eye for developers to come up with newfangled games that boast better graphics and graphic engines that inch closer than ever to true lifelike realism. That being said, makers of graphics card are more than willing to comply to come up with fitting graphics card solutions. As for the end consumer, it then becomes very important to consider how long a graphics card is going to last before it is significantly superseded by newer models. How long is it going to serve you before you find the need to accelerate to a higher gaming gear? With the PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 , you get a top-of-the-line graphics card that is ready for today and the future.
Accelerate to Higher Gaming Gears
Released in March 2008, the PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 is based one of the latest in NVIDIAâ€™s family of Geforce 9 cards. It is a PCI Express 2.0 card that boasts two on-board 9-series GPUs that work together in order to achieve unparalleled levels of graphical realism. It is simply like having the power of two high-end graphics cards all rolled into one convenient package. Moreover, NVIDIA claims that this dual-GPU design boasts significant advantages over its single-GPU cousins. And who are we to argue with NVIDIA? Theyâ€™ve been around for some time, and if their past records are any indication, then it is wholly safe to put our money on the PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2.
The PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 is big in size and specs as well. Inside the sleek looking casing which has the word â€œXLR8â€ emblazoned on it are the components that make this DirectX 10-capable graphics card as powerful as it is. Impressively, it has a core clock speed of 600 MHz, a memory clock speed of 2 GHz, a shader clock speed of 1.5 GHz, 256 stream processors, and 1 gigabyte of lightning-fast DDR3 RAM divided between the two GPUs. All these remarkable numbers allow the graphics card to deliver unbelievable gaming performanceâ€”a level that will silence purists and please the rest of us to a great degree. It delivers an astounding 76.8 billion pixels per second and a memory bandwidth of 128 GBs per second. It also allows you to connect two monitors at a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 thanks to its dual-link DVI capabilities. Lastly, it boasts an HDMI port for the best video signal possible.
Just as impressive as the hard components of the PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 is the advanced software technology it is equipped with. It is the first NVIDIA graphics card that features NVIDIA HybridPower technology. This feature controls the level of video-processing power according to the current needs of the PC; maximum power for gaming and low-power operation for easier tasks.
However you need to combine this graphics card with an NVIDIA Hybrid SLI-enabled motherboard to make use of this feature. In addition, this graphics card features a unified architecture that efficiently allocates resources for drawing pixels or shading. Aside from that, it also supports advanced shaders and simultaneous anti-aliasing and HDR lighting, which makes for a truly definitive gaming experience. Watching high-definition movies is also a joy thanks to the power of the PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2.
Without a doubt, the PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 is a high-end graphics solution ideal for hardcore gamers who simply have to have the best. Rest assured youâ€™ll enjoy quality gaming for years to come with this modern and future-ready graphics card.
Contributed by Daniel Gonzales