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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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Yes, and Winter's almost here
By rupaniii on 10/5/2006 1:01:18 AM , Rating: 4
This is great news. For $300, I can buy a great 1300watt psu and then spend the amount of money I would on a new heating system on these cards in SLI mode. I'm hoping they have a Quad Configuration as well because I need to exhaust the entire side of the case directly into my AC Ducts and I need the extra fan power to push it upstairs, and I want it to be as warm and toasty as possible. I may just have to put all silent heat sinks and setup a warning monitory system to generate EVEN MORE HEAT and then use an external exhaust fan to whiff it up into the house.

I am very happy that such technology can provide true comfort for the family room in the upstairs where we will stream video to for the family visits.
In the basement, where this will be, I may have to wear shorts to keep from sweating too much, but it will be worth it.

The Pentium 4 Extreme Edition doesn't, by itself, generate the amount of heat to warm more than an entire basement, but Intel Technology together with Nvidia push the Thermal Envelope to new heights, and I thank them, and my cat thanks the.




RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By nerdye on 10/5/06, Rating: 0
RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By Furen on 10/5/2006 1:42:28 AM , Rating: 1
You might wanna get a 4-way Paxville setup with that, lol.


RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By GNStudios on 10/5/06, Rating: 0
By Darth Farter on 10/5/2006 4:42:14 AM , Rating: 3
"and my cat thanks them" that all just made my day LMFAO!!!


RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By shamgar03 on 10/5/06, Rating: 0
RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By protosv on 10/5/06, Rating: 0
RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By Trisped on 10/5/06, Rating: 0
RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By vanka on 10/5/2006 2:30:25 PM , Rating: 2
Since you have decided to convert your PC into a heating appliance, I have a suggestion for you. You said that the P4EE doesn't generate enough heat to be effective as a house-wide heating unit, therefore making the purchase of two 8800GTXs necessary. Here's a suggestion, sell the P4EE on eBay and get a Pentium D 805; then clock it to about 4 GHz. This should solve your insufficient heat generation issue; note water cooling maybe necessary to keep the CPU stable and the 1300 watt PSU may not be enough. With the money you save on the 805 you will be able to get an AC unit.


RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By Arc4173c7 on 10/6/2006 12:40:56 PM , Rating: 2
Laughing Out Loud

I totally agree with you, winter is coming and this superb G80 with its super truper heat too, so forget to pay for a coal or gas... New era of heating devices is here.

Whats gonna be next? Well, Im really looking forward to DirectX 11 and quadro or more G90 with its power consumption about 10kW... graphics even based on 65nm!

Well, there might be extra graphic cards cases in the future, while computers are getting smaller, graphic cards are while increasing their performance, their size too. If this is logical rule, then dont wanna see them in the far-sighted future.)


RE: Yes, and Winter's almost here
By carl0ski on 10/10/2006 7:31:17 PM , Rating: 2
This was the philosophy i used choosing and Athlon XP over a Pentium 4
Years back all the talk about how reduculously hot Athlons ran. and it was winter.

You have no idea how extremely disappointed i was when to my shock it run extremely cool compared to my mates Pentium 4. Sub 40C mates Pentium 4 ran a steady 60C :(


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