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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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It could be more useful.
By mindless1 on 10/5/2006 2:05:51 AM , Rating: 3
It would be nice if they just told us the power consumption per rail of the video card through the slot and the connector instead of trying to provide a not-entirely-useful PSU total wattage rating, particularly with the variables involved in current per rail and even accuracy of ratings on some PSU, particularly for sustained current which is all the more significant with a continual draw as when gaming.




RE: It could be more useful.
By Wwhat on 10/5/2006 7:41:22 AM , Rating: 2
Yes it's weird, and if you email manufacturers they claim they don't know the actual power, how hard is it to meassure a system with and without the card and see if your designers really have no clue? -which would be weird in the first place.


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