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The 7900GS configuration showed up on Dell's website late last week
Rejoice, another NVIDIA component is here!

The Dell XPS 600, the computer that makes every man drool and/or cry, just received an interesting downgrade.  According to the online configuration, the XPS 600 can now be equipped with one or two of NVIDIA GeForce 7900GS adaptors. The only problem is the GeForce 7900GS doesn't exist yet.

NVIDIA announced a GeForce Go 7900GS simultaneously with Toshiba back in March, but the GeForce Go 7900GS is much different than the desktop component. The new GeForce 7900GS component comes has 256MB of onboard GDDR3.  The main difference between the GeForce 7900GT and the 7900GS, according to NVIDIA roadmaps, is that a single quad has been disabled (bringing the total number of pixels per clock to 20) and the graphics core and memory are clocked lower.  NVIDIA encourages the manufacturers to set clock frequencies at will.

The difference on Dell's website between a single GeForce 7900GS and dual GeForce 7900GS setups was $250, so if the card ever hits the retail market we can expect to see a retail price around $250. A decent GeForce 7900GT, with 24 pixels per clock, usually runs a little over $300.

NVIDIA is expected to announce new video cards on May 15, 2006,  including the GeForce 7300GT and GeForce 7950GX2.

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By Aure on 5/14/2006 3:58:08 PM , Rating: 5
anyone else getting fed up with the ridiculous variety of cards?

7800, 7900, x1800, x1900, 7600, 7300 I can deal with... but 7950GX2? wtf? This kind of variety only makes potential (un-savvy) buyers confused imo.

RE: ridiculous...
By Assimilator87 on 5/14/2006 4:22:27 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, the whole range below the high end is being saturated. There's so many accronyms now that it's hard to keep track of them all and now that both ATi and nVidia have been using them interchangeably, it's gotten even more hectic. There's LE, GT, GTO, XT, XTX, GTX, GS, SE, and they keep on comin. Then you have the third party manufacturers adding their own suffixes like KO, CO, and XXX and it just gets completely out of control. A 20 pipe 7900 card at $250 is a very enticing offer though. Too bad I'm still using AGP.

RE: ridiculous...
By Assimilator87 on 5/14/2006 4:23:23 PM , Rating: 2
**Actually, most of them aren't accronyms, my mistake. The only one I can think of is $hitty Edition for SE.

RE: ridiculous...
By Sunbird on 5/14/2006 4:42:05 PM , Rating: 2
LE = Lame Edition

RE: ridiculous...
By joust on 5/15/2006 1:41:10 AM , Rating: 2
ehhh... i'll pass on any new cards until they're DX10

RE: ridiculous...
By Pete84 on 5/16/2006 5:33:40 AM , Rating: 2
Hey, don't worry about that 's'. We here on dailytech aren't all high strung and a'fluten' about the language. Shit is fine with us, thank you very much!

RE: ridiculous...
By RamarC on 5/14/2006 6:28:15 PM , Rating: 3
and just think... nvidia will have another new generation of products to debut in only 3 months!

RE: ridiculous...
By paperfist on 5/14/2006 10:00:56 PM , Rating: 2
Not sure why it would be shocking to see so many different models as it's been like this since the ATi 9500s

Reality Check
By InternetGeek on 5/14/2006 7:44:00 PM , Rating: 2

'The only problem is the GeForce 7900GS doesn't exist yet.'

This is incorrect. It exists. I'm actually writing this message from a computer that has the Geforce Go 7900GS.

RE: Reality Check
By InternetGeek on 5/14/2006 7:45:13 PM , Rating: 2
Please ignore my post. I thought you meant the Go Version.

/stays quiet

By Soviet Robot on 5/15/2006 1:25:35 AM , Rating: 1
Honestly, how many times has dell "jumped the gun" in the last year on unreleased products? Too many times to count.
I'm beginning to think it's just some way to get free marketing by all these dumb tech news sites posting about it.

RE: dellol
By Trisped on 5/15/2006 7:09:39 PM , Rating: 2
And look, they even have a graphic for it!

forum inferiority
By tobrien on 5/14/2006 4:58:04 PM , Rating: 2
that "forum inferiority" part was pretty funny I must say.

I had a Dell XPS 600
By Lonyo on 5/14/2006 7:21:01 PM , Rating: 2
I threw it away.

(600MHz Dell XPS from back in the day :> TNT2 Ultra baby!)

By firewolfsm on 5/14/2006 8:25:33 PM , Rating: 2
a little UNDER $300

By JaredExtreme on 5/15/2006 12:00:07 AM , Rating: 2
Hopefully the new 7950GX2 with its two cores brings down the prices of the regular 7900gtx further.

By pplapeu on 5/15/2006 7:03:20 PM , Rating: 2
All the many derivatives of the 7900s must be out now. I want to see an "8" series to get all droolie about really.

I got a 7900GT the day they went on sale and all the cousins it spawned is dizzying. Thing is, it seems like it was only last month...or was it last month?

It is true
By Trisped on 5/15/2006 7:08:25 PM , Rating: 2
The Dell XPS 600, the computer that makes every man drool and/or cry, just received an interesting downgrade.
Yes, I cry for any man, woman, or child who buys a Dell. It is so hard not to do.

I liked the "Leaked by Dell" graphic.

I also agree with the above, there are way to many different cards that do pretty much the same thing. Drop the extensions and focus on chip type and clock speeds. Those are the main factors anyways.

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