In addition to the GeForce 9800 GX2 GPU, NVIDIA recently introduced the GeForce 9800 GTX GPU which features 128 processor cores and is available in the $299-349 price range. The GeForce 9800 GTX GPU supports both 2-Way and 3-Way SLI technology. And with the GeForce 9600 GT GPU, immersive gaming is now within the reach and budget of PC gamers for less than $199 USD.
The foundation for all NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series GPUs is a new motherboard based on the new NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP. Designed for current and next-generation Intel CPUs, including those that support a 1600MHz frontside bus (FSB), the nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP supports DDR3 memory, PCI Express Gen 2.0, and the new Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) communications protocol for the real-time monitoring and control of PC components. The nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP is also certified to run 2-Way, 3-Way, and Quad SLI GPU configurations. nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP-based motherboards are available now with a MSRP of $300+ USD.
Motherboards featuring the NVIDIA nForce 790i Series MCPs are available now from motherboard manufacturers including: ASUS, DFI, EVGA, Foxconn, Gigabyte, MSI, PC Partner, and XFX.