Nvidia's GeForce 9800 GX2 is rumored to be coming later this month, and a number of foreign tech sites have already posted blurry insider photos of the upcoming dual-GPU graphics card. However, several graphics card manufacturers are now displaying the 9800 GX2 at CeBIT ahead of its official launch, and one of them—Albatron—has taken the opportunity to send us some nice studio photos of the product.
The shots show the same large, sealed dual-slot cooler we've already seen in leaked shots, not to mention the presence of an HDMI port next to the two DVI ports on the card's I/O panel. At the top of the card, one can see a pair of power connectors—one eight-pin connector and one six-pin connector, both of the PCI Express type—as well as an SLI connector. Evidently, folks will be able to pair up 9800 GX2 cards in Quad SLI setups.
Albatron says it can't get us specifications for the card yet, but information recently posted by Chinese rumor sites suggests the 9800 GX2 will have two G92 graphics processors clocked at 600MHz with 1500MHz shaders and 128 stream processors. Each GPU will reportedly be paired with 512MB of 1000MHz GDDR3 memory (that's an "effective" memory speed of 2000MHz, once you take the clock-doubling properties of GDDR3 RAM into account). In essence, the 9800 GX2 should be akin to a pair of GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB graphics cards running in SLI mode.
Check out our image gallery below for Albatron's photos.