GeForce 9800 GX2 crashes outside Area 51, photographed by HardOCP

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The only word that comes to mind is “impractical.” From every perspective, this video card is just ridiculous. It’s enormous for one thing, with two PCBs stuck together, and it looks like an matte black air conditioner for another. It’s essentially two 8800s in a native SLI setup, with a gig of RAM and 256 stream processors. For the layman, that basically means it’s fully twice as powerful as even the $500 cards out there. Even Crysis will think twice before stuttering with this setup.

The price tag will almost certainly top $800 if this Bigfoot of a card ever even hits the street; we’ve exited the “enthusiast” market and entered “used car” territory.

GeForce 9800 GX2 Exclusive Pics & Specs [HardOCP Enthusiast]

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