Asus 9800 GX2 1GB (EN9800GX2)

Unreal Tounament 3 and Crysis

Unreal Tournament 3

I have included UT3, even though it is another UE3 game as it is a fast, frantic and furious multi player mash-up experience. Using advanced DirectX 9.0c features, the Unreal Engine looks fantastic and runs on almost all half-decent modern GPU's making it an ideal all-round test.
 
ut 3
 
The Unreal Tournament benchmarks show that the 9800 GX2 can't quite cope with the 8 x AA on the UE3 engine.
 
 
Crysis

Crysis has to be our most challenging benchmark to date. Running under Windows Vista and using DirectX 10 path, I tried running both the 9800 GX2 and Tri SLI at 1920 x 1200 at "Very High" settings, no AA and also at 1920 x 1200 "high" settings.
 
Crysis
 
The 9800 GX2 played Crysis very well with High settings at 1920 x 1200, with acceptable framerate. Unfortunately, playing with Very  High settings just wasn't playable at all, with a lot of very visible lag.
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24-03-2008, 07:37:54

FarFarAway
Check out what we think of Nvidia's latest and greatest!

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...194134635s.jpg

LinkyQuote

24-03-2008, 07:42:40

!TIMMY!
Good performance for a single card, but way 2 expensive atm. Great review as always Kempez.

The demonstrably cheaper link does work for me on the last page.Quote

24-03-2008, 07:47:57

PV5150
Super effort as always Kemp. Although I would have liked to have seen an 3870 X2 included as a comparison instead of the 3850.Quote

24-03-2008, 07:50:38

FarFarAway
Thanks mate, fixed

PV - so would I, check the test page for why it wasn'tQuote

24-03-2008, 07:54:54

Brooksie
Good review, it did keep up with the Tri-SLI in some cases.. But it is very expensive.Quote

24-03-2008, 07:57:57

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Thanks mate, fixed

PV - so would I, check the test page for why it wasn't
Ah yes my bad. I did look at all the pic pages and then skipped to the benchmarks. Tis a pity the X2 didn't behaveQuote

24-03-2008, 08:05:50

Hatman
Unfortunately, playing with High settings just wasn't playable at all, with a lot of very visible lag.

Should be "very high" as far as i can see

Card is looking good. Hopefully nvidia can get some better drivers out soon!Quote

24-03-2008, 08:07:05

Mr. Smith
Decent review. The gx2 handles most things well, not sure if i am sold though... They can be had for £350.

Oh, page 7 looks like you missed out 'Very' in the second sentance

The 9800 GX2 played Crysis very well with High settings at 1920 x 1200, with acceptable framerate. Unfortunately, playing with [insert Very here] High settings just wasn't playable at all, with a lot of very visible lag.



Beaten by Hatman lolQuote

24-03-2008, 08:17:50

FarFarAway
Edited, twas indeed Very high settingsQuote

24-03-2008, 08:28:24

Hatman
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Decent review. The gx2 handles most things well, not sure if i am sold though... They can be had for £350.

Oh, page 7 looks like you missed out 'Very' in the second sentance

Beaten by Hatman lol
hehehe Quote

24-03-2008, 08:47:23

Luigi
Nice review, will there be one of quad sli in the near future?Quote

24-03-2008, 08:51:35

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='teknokid'
Nice review, will there be one of quad sli in the near future?
Very possibly Quote

24-03-2008, 08:52:56

Hatman
mmmmm skulltrail + quad sli

Not really something anyone should seriously consider buying, but all to their own. Can see some records being broken with that.Quote

24-03-2008, 08:58:08

Mr. Smith
I've seen quad sli results, the synthetics don't benefit much but gaming scales well.

Crysis playable maxed out!Quote

24-03-2008, 09:23:50

Phoenix
Great review as always. Now just let the prices settle, and wait for some updated drivers.Quote

24-03-2008, 14:34:32

firefly
Pity it blows heat into the case.

A vapour chamber cooler would be very nice - much more efficient - don't know why these haven't been taken up en masse - saphire used one on a 3870.Quote

24-03-2008, 15:53:10

FarFarAway
yes mate. I agree. I think they could have designed it a little better.Quote

24-03-2008, 15:59:43

Toxcity
Looks fantastic, sounds pretty good and runs pretty well. Is this the car on Tox's next buy list?

Nice review Kemp!Quote

24-03-2008, 20:41:06

Kerotan

Is this the car on Tox's next buy list?



Looks more like a Graphics Card to me mate

Anyway decent review, shame it's not really new tech... but still impressive for all that.Quote

24-03-2008, 21:51:14

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kerotan'
Looks more like a Graphics Card to me mate
lol ,good review mateQuote

25-03-2008, 02:57:42

Toxcity
lol, me and my typos. Quote

25-03-2008, 05:16:52

Mr. Smith
I actually had a dream about the gx2 last night! I was also doing a dice run but I overfilled the pot and it leaked out onto my mobo...

I'm on the verge of buying one of these gx2's - anyone know when the G100 or true next gen is due?Quote

25-03-2008, 06:52:43

Toxcity
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
I'm on the verge of buying one of these gx2's - anyone know when the G100 or true next gen is due?
Im on the verge too!

So would be interested in knwoing when the 10series will be around.Quote

25-03-2008, 10:15:08

Bungral
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
I actually had a dream about the gx2 last night! I was also doing a dice run but I overfilled the pot and it leaked out onto my mobo...

I'm on the verge of buying one of these gx2's - anyone know when the G100 or true next gen is due?
Dreams man.... You take it to a whole new level

Keep me smiling though.Quote

25-03-2008, 10:53:17

Rastalovich
Great review, I aint sold on this tbh.Quote

25-03-2008, 17:28:45

OptimAdam
im having some issue over clocking this thing. Not too fond at the moment.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=21745Quote

31-03-2008, 04:59:41

Mr. Smith
Well, my X2 is artifacting. Again.

I've contacted where I bought it from stating rather than replace this 3870X2 with a third X2, I'd rather have a refund or pay the diff (£130ish) and get the gx2... Hopefully I'll have this sorted mid/end of this week!Quote

31-03-2008, 05:06:49

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Well, my X2 is artifacting. Again.

I've contacted where I bought it from stating rather than replace this 3870X2 with a third X2, I'd rather have a refund or pay the diff (£130ish) and get the gx2... Hopefully I'll have this sorted mid/end of this week!
Thats crappy. I changed my mind (yet again) and canceled my order of the GX2. I'm sticking with two pelt cooled 8800GTS for the moment as I remembered I'd ordered a load of memory sinks for them last week :sQuote

31-03-2008, 06:03:52

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Thats crappy. I changed my mind (yet again) and canceled my order of the GX2. I'm sticking with two pelt cooled 8800GTS for the moment as I remembered I'd ordered a load of memory sinks for them last week :s
I'd sli the new gtx's and oc the turd out of them IF i had a 790i as the price diff isn't much and they do oc well...

As I don't have a 790i the gx2 is the best i can get for now. This has been my only experience with ati and it hasn't been great. I'll give them a go again in the future but i'll be glad to return to a solid nvidia card!Quote

28-08-2008, 12:52:58

Lahiru_E
the gtx's are quite expensive. it has virtually the same performance as the gx2 but a bit more memory bandwidth. the gx2 give more bang for ur buck and besides quad sli rocks!!!!Quote

28-08-2008, 12:57:36

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Lahiru_E'
the gtx's are quite expensive. it has virtually the same performance as the gx2 but a bit more memory bandwidth. the gx2 give more bang for ur buck and besides quad sli rocks!!!!
It looks good, but thats about it for quad sli..Quote

28-08-2008, 16:54:00

FarFarAway
Holy thread revival batman

But yes, the GX2 is an OK card. Quad SLI sucks tbhQuote

29-08-2008, 05:32:18

Silentsnake
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Holy thread revival batman

But yes, the GX2 is an OK card. Quad SLI sucks tbh
What would you rather have a GX2 or the new 280 cards?

Quad Sli i would like to see a Review on that Quote

29-08-2008, 05:44:21

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Silentsnake'
What would you rather have a GX2 or the new 280 cards?

Quad Sli i would like to see a Review on that
There is one IIRC....

280 pwns gx2 Quote

29-08-2008, 11:54:44

w3bbo
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Silentsnake'
What would you rather have a GX2 or the new 280 cards?

Quad Sli i would like to see a Review on that
There is already a review done on that : http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/gpu_displays/xfx_9800gx2_quad_sli/1

Quote

29-08-2008, 12:55:02

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Silentsnake'
What would you rather have a GX2 or the new 280 cards?

Quad Sli i would like to see a Review on that
Neither thanks I've got an 8800 GTX and I really see no point in upgrading to eitherQuote

29-08-2008, 15:29:51

Silentsnake
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Neither thanks I've got an 8800 GTX and I really see no point in upgrading to either
I had a 8800 GTX now i got a 9800 GX2 and im soo happy alot happier then i was with my 8800 gtxQuote

29-08-2008, 20:18:14

Toxcity
Kemp isn't a fan of dual GPU cards. Not surprising. Quote

30-08-2008, 06:09:58

Silentsnake
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='webbo'
That link doesnt have the 280's in benchmark Quote

30-08-2008, 07:37:29

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='teknokid'
There is one IIRC....

280 pwns gx2
Really? From the review on here it doesn't...Quote

30-08-2008, 10:08:47

w3bbo
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Silentsnake'
That link doesnt have the 280's in benchmark
Thats coz the 280 wasn't out then.Quote

31-08-2008, 06:23:14

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Really? From the review on here it doesn't...
:S

Early drivers were pants, current drivers see quite a boost.Quote

31-08-2008, 07:23:49

Toxcity
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='teknokid'
:S

Early drivers were pants, current drivers see quite a boost.
Could say the same about the 9800GX2 as well! Just grab some beta drivers from Guru3D and you can see a noticeable boost in performance.

177.35s worked best for me. Quote

31-08-2008, 07:27:11

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Toxcity'
Could say the same about the 9800GX2 as well! Just grab some beta drivers from Guru3D and you can see a noticeable boost in performance.

177.35s worked best for me.
Ooh thats cool, Im just going on what my magazine said, their gtx280 was a good 25% faster than GX2Quote

01-09-2008, 06:12:17

FarFarAway
Pfft magazine's suck Quote

01-09-2008, 07:30:46

Silentsnake
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='teknokid'
Ooh thats cool, Im just going on what my magazine said, their gtx280 was a good 25% faster than GX2
Its all advertising :PQuote
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