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Next-generation mid-range NVIDIA graphics cards hit the show floor

The CeBIT 2007 exhibition show has just gotten underway in Hanover, Germany, and already a plethora of GeForce 8600 graphics cards are on the show floor. MSI's booth has several cards on display, though the company has not revealed precisely which model GPUs are featured in each card.

Instead, MSI claims the cards on display at its CeBIT booth are DirectX 10 NVIDIA GeForce boards.  NVIDIA's reference design for GeForce 8600 is based on the GeForce 7600 PCB layout, which was already based on the GeForce 6600 layout.  However, as visible with the MSI cards, audio pass-through, HDMI and additional voltage regulation are also present on the 8600 samples. 

Specifications of the GeForce 8600 and 8500 lines were published earlier this week.  The high-end GeForce 8600GTS features 256MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1000 MHz, and a core frequency of 675 MHz.  Mid-range GeForce 8600GT GPUs steps the GPU core down as low as 500 MHz.

MSI has a few mystery cards on display at CeBIT as well.  A passively cooled, half-height DirectX 10 card is on display, which is likely the low-end replacement for GeForce 7200.

NVIDIA has not revealed a launch date for the new GeForce GPUs, though with samples already on display, a ship date is not far away.

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Clocks correct?
By therealnickdanger on 3/14/2007 2:37:33 PM , Rating: 2
The high-end GeForce 8600GTS features 256MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 675 MHz, and a core frequency of 675 MHz.

I thought I had read just about everywhere else that memory would clock in at 1GHz (2GHz effective).

RE: Clocks correct?
By munky on 3/14/2007 2:45:13 PM , Rating: 2
1GHz DDR3 memory would be expensive. 675MHz makes more sense.

RE: Clocks correct?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 3/14/2007 2:54:32 PM , Rating: 3
It's 1ghz, we had a misprint. Thanks.

ATi red?
By soydios on 3/14/2007 9:36:55 PM , Rating: 2
why is the PCB color ATi red? because it's MSI?

RE: ATi red?
By SquidianLoveGod on 3/14/2007 10:31:34 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah its because of MSI, I have an old Geforce 3 Ti from MSI that was all pwetty and red, most of they're Motherboards are the same.

RE: ATi red?
By Xenoterranos on 3/15/2007 1:25:25 AM , Rating: 2
Hey! That was the first MSI card I ever bought. I had the GeForce 3 before it was "ti".

I still don't get
By KHysiek on 3/14/2007 3:16:16 PM , Rating: 1
how these cards with 128bit memory interface are supposed to replace 7900GS and 7950GT's ?

RE: I still don't get
By bohhad on 3/14/2007 4:25:05 PM , Rating: 1
they arent supposed to replace the 7900s, thats what the 8800s are for. these replace the 7600s

RE: I still don't get
By DublinGunner on 3/14/2007 9:03:54 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, they ARE to replace the 7900GS & 7950GT.

128Bit interface cannot account for how fast the core is.

Just look at 7600GT V 6800Ultra. &600GT wins, but its only 128bit mem interface.

8800 series couldnt be replacing those cards, as the performance difference is phenominal. They replace 7900GTX & the GX2 etc.

New mid range is always > old high end (although I dont see the 8600GTS 512 beating the 7900GTX in DX9)

Hey who is this Guy
By crystal clear on 3/14/2007 2:53:03 PM , Rating: 1
"Marcus Pollice - March 14, 2007 1:19 PM"

Hey who is this Guy-somebody NEW-There is a guy called

By Shark Tek on 3/15/2007 2:53:40 PM , Rating: 2
Now I have to wait for a comparison in performance between 7950GT and the 8600GTS, after that I will decide which one I will buy.

I hope that I can use my old PSU that is rated to 35@12v and 550W but it doesn't have the conectors for PCI-e devices. Hopefully there are adapters to convert 4-Pin Molex to Pci-e.

WOW This is incredible news
By bobdeer1965 on 3/14/07, Rating: -1
RE: WOW This is incredible news
By Rollomite on 3/14/2007 2:42:14 PM , Rating: 5
And maybe better writter more informative articles with correct grammar and sentence structure.Otherwise you would look like an idiot in front of the whole world.

Much like you just did.


RE: WOW This is incredible news
By robber98 on 3/14/2007 5:47:10 PM , Rating: 2

RE: WOW This is incredible news
By mezrah on 3/14/2007 2:42:53 PM , Rating: 2
This is about the mid and low end cards, not the high end, so this is news.

And stop being a troll. We KNOW how GREAT of a WRITER you would be.

RE: WOW This is incredible news
By aikend on 3/14/2007 2:44:42 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry, man, not all of us who read DT are as smart and well informed as you are. News of this card was welcome to me, as 1) I have a day job and sometimes miss a news article, and 2) Even if I had seen the 8800 article, I wouldn't have known that it guaranteed 8600 parts. Sorry for using some of the air in your world!

And you'd hate having a job at DT. The first time some commenter came along who managed to outdo you at the whiny know-it-all thing, you'd be crushed.

By therealnickdanger on 3/14/2007 2:59:43 PM , Rating: 2
WTF? Words fail...

RE: WOW This is incredible news
By XtAzY on 3/14/2007 7:40:13 PM , Rating: 4
you need to get laid

By SquidianLoveGod on 3/14/2007 10:28:24 PM , Rating: 2
"OH I forgot that an article was posted a couple days ago about overclocked 8800 cards. So this news is a non event. We ALL know that whenever a new high end card comes out that lower clocked cheaper versions WILL follow. DUH!"

Not every time! The Voodoo 1 and 2 didn't :) I didn't class the Banshee and Rush as "Lower clocked" Versions As they were basically the original cards with an added 2D accelerator. (The banshee however lost Single Pass Multi-Texturing - Thanks to Nvidia's lawsuit).

"How many of you would just LOVE to have a job at DailyTech.
Wouldn't you pride yourself on having worldclass articles.
Because they are viewed by millions of people. Otherwise you would look like an idiot in front of the whole world."

I wouldn't mind one, I enjoy Daily techs articles, Thats why... I keep coming back! Unfortunately for you, you're incompetence made you look like an idiot to half of the Internet computer enthusiasts community.

See what happens?
By bobdeer1965 on 3/14/07, Rating: -1
RE: See what happens?
By SilthDraeth on 3/14/2007 3:40:22 PM , Rating: 2
Actually you misspelled writer, and not written. Try using Firefox's inline spell checker.

RE: See what happens?
By Cincybeck on 3/14/2007 6:59:15 PM , Rating: 2
No I believe "writter" was suppose to be "written", but he also forgot a few key commas that would have helped the sentence, make more sense... I think it should have read something like this.

"And maybe, better written, more informative articles with correct grammar and sentence structure."

If you ask me it doesn't flow well and would probably have to be read a few times over, to understand the meaning.

Sorry bobdeer, guess that goes to show, it maybe harder than it appears. Maybe next time you won't be so hasty to make a fool of yourself. Oops, I mean down others work and abilities.

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