Nvidia today released the latest in their video card lineup, the 9800 GX2. Featuring two processor cores, it marks a return to the twin-PCU structure last seen with the rather poorly implemented 7950 GX2.

Featuring a 600Mhz core clock and a 1000Mhz memory clock, along with 512MB of GDDR3 per core, the 9800 GX2 is really a pair of 8800 GTS 512MB cards strapped together, with the addition of Quad SLI support. Indeed some are questioning the need to change the series number at all, considering the G92 chip has been sold under the guise of the 8800 brand since late last year.

No word on NZ shipments or suggested prices at this stage. The full specifications are below;

Processor Cores
256 (128 per GPU)

Core Clock
600MHz

Shader Clock
1500MHz

Memory Clock
1000MHz

Memory
1GB GDDR3 (512MB per GPU)

Power Connector
8-pin + 6-pin

Board Power
197W

Thermal
Patent Pending Integrated Cooling Solution

Outputs
2x DVI-DL + HDMI