With its support for 3-way SLI, NVIDIA's GeForce 9800 GTX is obviously tailor made to fit into the shoes of the previous champ, the GeForce 8800 GTX. Of course, as far as benchmark performance is concerned, the dual GPU GeForce 9800 GX2 remains NVIDIA's top desktop graphics card while ATI's Radeon HD 3870 X2 too has a competitive price/performance ratio. In our testing, the GeForce 9800 GTX was not exactly convincing when it came to fending off its single GPU competitors. In fact, its predecessor, the GeForce 8800 GTX had its moments, especially in games which require a greater memory bandwidth. This resulted in the rather mediocre rating in our previous review.
Today, we have a slightly overclocked GeForce 9800 GTX from MSI, with both higher core and stream processor clocks. Can it change our impression of the insipid GeForce 9800 GTX? Read all about it after the jump and the technical specifications.