NVIDIA "G80" Retail Details Unveiled
Anh Tuan Huynh
October 5, 2006 12:39 AM
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DirectX 10 compliant GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS headed your way
hands-on with the GeForce 8800 series
continues with more information about the GPU and the retail boards. The new NVIDIA graphics architecture will be fully compatible with Microsoft’s upcoming DirectX 10 API with support for shader model 4.0, and represents the company's 8th generation GPU in the GeForce family.
NVIDIA has code-named
based products as the GeForce 8800 series. While the 7900 and 7800 series launched with GT and GTX suffixes,
will do away with the GT suffix. Instead, NVIDIA has revived the GTS suffix for its second fastest graphics product—a suffix that hasn’t been used since the GeForce 2 days.
NVIDIA’s GeForce 8800GTX will be the flagship product. The core clock will be factory clocked at 575 MHz. All GeForce 8800GTX cards will be equipped with 768MB of GDDR3 memory, to be clocked at 900 MHz. The GeForce 8800GTX will also have a 384-bit memory interface and deliver 86GB/second of memory bandwidth. GeForce 8800GTX graphics cards are equipped with 128 unified shaders clocked at 1350 MHz. The theoretical texture fill-rate is around 38.4 billion pixels per second.
Slotted right below the GeForce 8800GTX is the slightly cut-down GeForce 8800GTS. These graphics cards will have a
GPU clocked at a slower 500 MHz. The memory configuration for GeForce 8800GTS cards slightly differ from the GeForce 8800GTX. GeForce 8800GTS cards will be equipped with 640MB of GDDR3 graphics memory clocked at 900 MHz. The memory interface is reduced to 320-bit and overall memory bandwidth is 64GB/second. There will be fewer unified shaders with GeForce 8800GTS graphics cards. 96 unified shaders clocked at 1200 MHz are available on GeForce 8800GTS graphics cards.
Additionally GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS products are HDCP compliant with support for dual dual-link DVI, VIVO and HDTV outputs. All cards will have dual-slot coolers too. Expect GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS products to launch the second week of November 2006. This will be a hard launch as most manufacturers should have boards ready now.
Power requirements for the G80
were detailed in an earlier
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Too bad it...
10/6/2006 3:28:40 PM
It seems R600 is only scheduled for release during Q2 07'. This is what I got from another web site. That seems very late to the DX10 party if you ask me. I for one will be upgrading around Vista's release as I am sure a lot of people will also. I predict many sales for NVIDIA.
RE: Too bad it...
10/7/2006 10:39:20 PM
R600 is in the pipe for Q107 per ATi's roadmap. Rumors say probably January; perhaps February. There has been a lot of talk that R600 is tightly coupled to the completion/release of Vista/dx10 and more importantly Crysis to showcase ATi's ability in DX10. Notice it was set for release with Vista ever since it's conception (Nov/Dec 2006) and slipped when it did. If you are waiting for Vista to upgrade, or more importantly DX10 which will come slightly later according to M$, R600 will certainly be an option by that time.
I predict a lot of sales for Nvidia too...but you know what? The GeforceFX sold a lot too. Nvidia's marketing is second to none. It's unfortunate, in my humble opinion, when their engineering is second to one; ATi.
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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