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DirectX 10 compliant GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS headed your way

DailyTech's 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 G80 based products as the GeForce 8800 series. While the 7900 and 7800 series launched with GT and GTX suffixes, G80 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 G80 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 DailyTech article.


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RE: Tough times for ATI
By Sharky974 on 10/7/2006 6:10:25 AM , Rating: -1
Here is what he said (in the know)


quote:
speaking for DX10 ASIC such as G80 per se . with numerous arrays of MIMD 1D ALU which could

be seen as

128X1(MIMD 1D)X2(Double-Clock)=256

R600

(4+1D) 5X64=320

besides R600 has better raw performance whilst G80 have better arrays of ALU suffice for

better utilization hence optimal future.



I will repost this everytime I am modded down by nvidia fanbots.

I hate the modding systems on boards. It's rule of the ignorant masses.


RE: Tough times for ATI
By Chillin1248 on 10/7/2006 8:25:40 AM , Rating: 3
How many times Mr. Sharky are you going to post the same statement which ironically has no significance to the situation at hand?

Not that I know enough about the R600 or even G80 architecture to agree or disagree with your statement, but just cool it down on the last sentence will you?

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Chillin


RE: Tough times for ATI
By Scrogneugneu on 10/8/2006 3:51:51 AM , Rating: 2
I would say that continually reposting the same message that was modded down is a kind of trick to get around the system, therefore it should be considered illegal.

Hence, you should get a warning, and a ban on failure to stop.


RE: Tough times for ATI
By NullSubroutine on 10/20/2006 8:42:06 AM , Rating: 1
down with the system!


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