XFX have sent us some great news - they've launched the long awaited 9800 GTX card to the market today.

The 9800 GTX is the most powerful single chipset GeForce card available today, and features support for HybridPower and 3-way SLI.

Check out the specs:

* 128 Stream Processors.
* 675 MHz core clock, 1688 MHz shader clock.
* 2200 MHz memory, with a 256-bit memory interface.
* 512 MB of GDDR3 memory.
* 128 GB/s memory bandwidth (listed by pdf, 2.2 Ghz * 256 bit = 70.4 GB/sec)
* DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0, OpenGL 2.1, and PCI-Express 2.0.

Crikey! Nvidia has come under fire for their launch of the 9 series cards, as there doesn't appear to be the generational leap expected with the new nomenclature. There's also the issue of dual-core 65nm technology hovering on the horizon, so could this be the last single core GPU offering from Nvidia? We hope so.