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Gentlemen, start your DirectX10 engines

DailyTech received its first looks at a GeForce 8800 production sample today, and by the looks of it, the card is a monster: at least with regard to size and power requirements.

The GeForce 8800 comes in two flavors, which we will get into more detail about over the course of the next few days.  The first card, the GeForce 8800GTX, is the full blown G80 experience, measuring a little less than 11 inches in length.  The GeForce 8800GTS is a cut down version of the first, and only 9 inches in length.

The marketing material included with the card claims NVIDIA requires at least a 450W power supply for a single GeForce 8800GTX, and 400W for the 8800GTS.  Top tier vendors in Taiwan have already confirmed with DailyTech that GeForce 8800 cards in SLI mode will likely carry a power supply "recommendation" of 800W.  NVIDIA's GeForce 7950GX2, currently the company's top performing video card, carries a recommendation of 400W to run the card in single-card mode. 

NVIDIA is slated to launch both versions of the GeForce 8800 in November of this year.  More details on the GeForce 8800 will be available later today on DailyTech.

Update 10/05/2006: We originally reported the GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS are 9" in length.  The reference design for the 8800GTX is actually a little less than 11 inches.  The GTX has two 6-pin power adaptors, the GTS has only one.

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Interesting facts
By Chillin1248 on 10/5/2006 12:58:27 AM , Rating: 3
It seems that the rumor of 32 Pixel, 16 texture and 16 geometry shaders may be false. According to leaked tech documents on (taken down shortly after) it appears that it has Unified Shaders and is 384-Bit and features a watercooling/fan and a fan versions.

What is ironic is that the supposed pictures of the of the G80 that surfaced on the web recently do show 384-Bit memory configuration and a watercooling/fan hybrid version... So could the third part of the document stating USA (Unified Shader Architecture) be true?


RE: Interesting facts
By KristopherKubicki on 10/5/2006 12:59:43 AM , Rating: 5
It is unified. We'll post the details of the architecture later today when the DT writers recover :-P

RE: Interesting facts
By Chillin1248 on 10/5/2006 1:03:39 AM , Rating: 3
Yeah just noticed it, nearly had a heart attack. Keep up the good work Kris!


RE: Interesting facts
By tuteja1986 on 10/5/2006 1:43:42 AM , Rating: 2
I already sloved my Power issue ... I have 2 PSU

1st PSU for Mobo , Optical Drive , HDD
2nd PSU for GPU , Case Fan

problem sloved ... crossfire R600 and SLI G80 ready.

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