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Old 02-16-2007, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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News just hit our bench about upcoming information regarding nVidia’s upcoming G80 based graphics cards. We want to first clearly state that we’re not sure if the information is accurate and at best it would just be estimated prices.

Our friends over at OCW seem to be talking to the right people here in Taiwan and have a bunch of information regarding the most expensive GeForce 8950GX2 that will be sold for $599 USD. It is rumored to be a dual GPU solution much like the 7950GX2 and will come with a total of 512MB GDDR-4 memory per GPU.

The second on the list is the GeForce 8900GTX which will replace the current high-end 8800GTX. It will ship at a retail price of $549 USD and sees total pipelines increased to 128 which is an increase of 32 or 25% as suggested by Fudo over at the INQ recently. It will also see the inclusion of GDDR4 memory which allows nVidia to increase the clock speed to a huge 2200MHz DDR. It also seems like the manufacturing process is being reduced to 80nm from 90nm in the latest batch of G80 chips.

In case you're not sure, one of our local Taiwanese drinking buddies (thanks Charlie!) was kind enough to provide translation. The top part after NV G80 says "specs and prices are estimated" and from left to right - chip name, core / memory frequency, memory type, memory bandwidth, memory amount, pipelines, process and price (USD).



As you can see, nVidia have a whole range of new graphics cards ready and apparently waiting to spoil AMD and ATI’s R600 launch. Word around Taiwan is that the cards are basically ready and nVidia is just waiting for AMD to take the covers off their range of upcoming R600 graphics cards.
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/7055/g...ion/index.html
http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37655
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37610
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37634
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i got my eye on that cheap 8100 gs
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so when do you think that the 8950gt2 will be out. I just might want to buy one.
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lol...im kinda skeptical about all of this.....i think nvidia will only really produce about half of those cards....
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I like the look of that 8900GT if that information is true... Looks like it would beat the 8800GTS at a similar price. Then again the 8900GS also looks nice and I've had my mind set on the 8600 Ultra for a while now...
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So now the R600 has to compete with the 8900GTX hahaha
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If Nvidia actually puts all those cards into production I don't we're gonna be seeing anything but Nvidia/Core 2 duo systems for a while. I'll certainly be picking up one for myself, My 7600 can only do so much. I guess it doesn't really matter because I'm sticking with XP for a WHILE so DirectX10 won't matter to me too much in the mean time since I only have a few select games I play now.
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This is getting insane. Would a DX10 Game just COME OUT already! lol. These cards all mean nothing yet in the long run. We need DX10 benchmarks.

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I don't think we're gonna be seeing anything but Nvidia/Core 2 duo systems for a while. I guess it doesn't really matter because I'm sticking with XP for a WHILE so DirectX10 won't matter to me too much in the mean time since I only have a few select games I play now.
110% with you on that. I want DX10 so bad, but that means Vista and C2D. I just built my pc in August. Once Vista gets settled in, and 3-4 DX10 games are out, I'll build "anew" and it will be awesome...for 6 months.


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