The product: Even though MSI has chosen to produce an overclocked version of the 9800GTX, they still use Nvidia’s reference cooler like many other manufacturers.
This also means that the cooler is of the dual slot type. The MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card is, like all other 9800GTX cards, a very long card.
Comparing it to the 8800GT card, it becomes clear how long the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card actually is.
The physical size of the card also means that Nvidia has chosen to move the power connectors to the side of the card – like we know it from the 8800GTX/Ultra cards.
As you can see, the MSI N9800GTX-T2D512-OC card needs 2 PCI-e power connections, and it’s able to consume 75w more than an 8800GTS card. On the side of the card there’s a 3. plug (besides the two power connectors).