Feeds

Nvidia powers up GeForce 9800 GTX, nForce 790i

Company makes three (graphics) card brag

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Nvidia has rolled out its GeForce 9800 GTX graphics card, a couple of weeks later than anticipated. It also formally unveiled the nForce 790i series of chipsets.

The 9800 GTX contains 128 unfied shaders running at 1688MHz - the GPU's core as a whole is clocked to 675MHz. The chip connects to 512MB of GDDR 3 memory over a bus that's 256 bits wide. The memory is clocked to 1100MHz yielding a memory bandwidth of 70.4GB/s.

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX

Nvidia's GeForce 9800 GTX: fast

Nvidia said the GPU can fill textures at a rate of 43.2bn every second.

The company's two-slot reference design incorporates a pair of dual-link DVI connectors and an HD TV output port.

The 9800 GTX supports Nvidia's HybridPower technology, allowing it to be powered down when it's connected to an compatible motherboard based on an Nvidia integrated-graphics chipset. When the 9800 GTX's horsepower isn't required, the lower-power integrated GPU takes over on the fly.

The 9800 GTX is also ready for two- and three-card SLI set-ups.

Nvidia said the new graphics chip will debut on boards priced in the $299-349 band. To get the best out of the GPU, the company claimed, you'll need an Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI-based motherboard, which was formally launched yesterday too.

You can read Register Hardware's review of the 790i Ultra here.

Nvidia nForce 790i SLI Extreme chipset

nForce 790i Ultra SLI: three-card brag

The 790i supports LGA775-socketed Intel processors running on a 1600MHz frontside bus. It connects the CPU to two channels of DDR 3 memory, and two x16 PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 graphics card slots and one x16 PCIe slot.

The chipset's I/O component provides a pair of Gigabit Ethernet controllers, support for up to ten USB 2.0 ports on the motherboard, six 3Gb/s SATA drives in a variety of RAID modes, two parallel ATA drives, and HD Audio.

Boards based on the nForce 790i SLI Ultra are priced around £250/$300.

Related Review
Nvidia nForce 790i SLI Ultra

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.