|Those looking for the next 'green' thing in terms of single-GPU graphics cards will have will soon be getting the GeForce 9800 GTX which is based on the 65nm G92-420 chip. This dual-slot high-end beastie will come to fill the gap between the GeForce 8800 GTS 512 and 9800 GX2 and will support DirectX 10(.0), OpenGL 2.1 and Triple-SLI.
Set to be clocked at about 675, 1688 and 2200 MHz (GPU, shaders and memory) the GeForce 9800 GTX has just been put to the test by the guys at Expreview.com who have hooked it up to a system equipped with a 3GHz QX9650 CPU and ran Futuremark's 3DMark06. At the default settings and resolution (1280x1024) the upcoming GeForce card has returned a score of 14014 points, as you can see below. The score is certainly promising, but still a testimony to the fact that the 9800 GTX is a rather shy evolutionary step given the use of the G92 chip. We still want two though. No, make that three.