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Wednesday, 16 April 2008 01:00
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XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB and Quad SLI review

While ATI's Radeon HD 3870 X2 staked a claim for the graphics performance crown a while back, its reign as the disputed champion was short-lived - Although ATI's flagship dual-GPU board certainly wins on pricing, NVIDIA's latest offering dealt it an entirely expected blow to win back the title of 'fastest graphics board'.  While strapping two near-GeForce 8800 GTS level GPUs onto a single board (albeit one with two PCBs) isn't cheap, it is mostly very effective between the sheer level of graphics rendering power on offer and the maturity of NVIDIA's SLI technology.

In this vein, we have something very special for you here today - Rather than simply supply us with a single GeForce 9800 GX2 board, XFX have gone the whole hog, kitting us out with an XFX-based Quad SLI system.  So, two GeForce 9800 GX2s and an XFX reference-based nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard later, we have ourselves a cutting edge system of the highest pedigree, guaranteed to burn a hole in the most tightly packed of wallets.  Thus, we have two questions to consider today - Is the GeForce 9800 GX2 a worthwhile purchase for the enthusiast, and beyond that, is Quad SLI worthy of consideration if only the best will do from a graphical perspective?

Join us as we dim the lights (it's not for atmosphere, we had to get all the power to run this kit from somewhere), fire up our test system, and enjoy.

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