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Old 04-06-2008, 08:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When GeForce 8800GS got launched, it is an unpopular product. NVís Dev team tried hard to keep its performance when shrinking it from a 8800GT, but because the lack of propaganda (yes i mean the leak slide, screen shot and spy pic), mainstream market can not accept this product in a flash.

Today, The cardís performance and price are similar to 9600GTís. (Related: G80 VS G92, med to high end GFX cards round-up). So NV is going to change the name of GeForce 8800GS to 9600GSO, in order to Classify the card into the GeForce 9 series. From itís current price and the new name we can sure the card will market target will be a little lower than 9600GT.

Also, G92 will be reflashed with the 55nm processing in July. We can expect some new GeForce 9 cards will be launched with the new 55nm G92, which can lower the core temperature and rise the core clock.



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Thats crazy.... so when does this take effect, Newegg hasn't changed
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Nvidia has too many models out. What ever happened to the days when they sold like 3 cards for each generation and that was it? They have numbers for every possible spec now and I think it's a bit overkill.
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the 8 series is like the 6 series all over again, how many 6800 cars where there like 7 ultra gtx gts gto gt gs vannila?

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Yeah and the 6800gto was really a quadro.
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lol! the 7800 vanilla owns the 7950 chocolate

But ya, it's a good idea kind of to rename this product... When i first saw the 8800 GS price and performance i was like "WOW what a great budget build card! I wouldn't mind having one."

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I guess since I actually have a true 8800gs, its going to become a rare item? Increasing value for me?
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I am guessing wait till July to think about graphic card upgrade? ;P

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