NVIDIA, AMD Launch New Video Cards
April 1, 2008 10:12 PM
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NVIDIA launches its GeForce 9800 GTX and AMD announces the world's first DisplayPort graphics card
NVIDIA today officially launched its high-end GeForce 9800 GTX. The 9800 GTX was previously expected to launch last week, but
an 11th-hour embargo change shifted the launch to this week
. The 9800 GTX replaces NVIDIA's 8800 GTX as the new single-GPU high end card.
The 9800 GTX is based on NVIDIA's G92 graphics core. The card features 128 shaders, a 675MHz core, a 1.69GHz shader clock, and a 2.2GHz (effective) memory clock. The card also comes with 512 MB of memory on a 256-bit bus.
One of the main features of the 9800 GTX is its support for 3-way SLI. For this reason, the cards feature two SLI connectors on top. Unfortunately, NVIDIA limits this capability to only NVIDIA chipsets.
The new card requires users to plug in two six-pin PCI Express power connectors. It also comes outfitted with a larger cooler compared to previous NVIDIA cards.
The 9800 GTX features a suggested retail price of $300. Comparatively, this sets the card in direct competition with AMD's 3870X2,
which is available at the $400 price point
In addition to NVIDIA's launches, AMD today announced its FireGL V7700 graphics card, which features a DisplayPort output. According to AMD, the card is the first workstation graphics card that comes equipped with a DisplayPort output.
The FireGL V7700 is based on the AMD RV670 graphics core and comes with 320 stream processors. It also features Shader Model 4.0 support, 512MB of memory, and PCI Express 2.0 complaince. AMD says the card has a maximum theoretical memory bandwidth of 72GB/s.
AMD Guidance says the card will sport a $1,099 retail tag. The first batch is expected to begin shipping next month.
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4/2/2008 9:47:27 AM
Ok, as most of us know, Nvida is still running last years chip repackaged. This is still an 8xxx card, the chipsets are pretty much the same. But one thing I have noticed is, the texture fill rate is much higher on the 98xx cards, over clocking the core on the 8800 GTS (92) doesn't seem to compensate for that, is there a way to boost it?
4/4/2008 2:31:32 AM
Big boost on memory increases texture fill rate look at the 8800GTX its even higher.
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