Specifications: Now it’s time to take a look at the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC’s specifications. Because this card is pre-overclocked, MSI has chosen not to follow Nvidia’s references for technical specifications.
The specifications for the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card is as follows:
Comparing the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card to a range of other Nvidia cards, it becomes clear why MSI has chosen to overclock the card.
As the above table reveals, the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card has an increased core and shader frequency. The rest of the specifications are following Nvidia’s references. There’s no doubt that we should see a better performance with this card, compared to the other 9800GTX card we’ve tested here at TWEAK.dk. But still the 9800GTX cards look a bit like overclocked versions of the 8800GTS card.
Besides the dry numbers, the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card offers a range of other things that can’t be measured in frequencies or pixels per clock. These features are:
• NVIDIA unified architecture • Giga Thread Technology • NVIDIA Quantum Effects Technology • Edge Enhancement • Noise Reduction • NVIDIA ForceWare unified Driver Architecture (UDA) • 128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting • 16x Anti-aliasing Technology • OpenGL 2.1 Optimizations and Support • Dual Dual-link DVI Support • NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology • Discrete, Programmable Video Processor • Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration • Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch • HDCP Capable • Advanced Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing • Hardware Decode Acceleration • High-Quality Scaling • Bad Edit Correction • NVIDIA Lumenex Engine • Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction
MSI has chosen to present the specifications and features of the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card by using the following 8 small logos:
All in all the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card offers a long range of interesting features. The most interesting must be triple SLI, the ability to transfer sound through the card, and the fact that the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card has been overclocked by MSI.
The product: Now we’ll have a look at the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC’s design. Compared to the 8800 series, the 9xxx series offers the ability to transfer a sound signal trough the card – meaning that a plug for this has been added to the card. But first we’ll look at the general picture of the card.