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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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RE: Oh no.....!
By goku on 10/5/2006 5:24:58 AM , Rating: 3
Buy the G80 TODAY
Thats right, these video cards are massively powerful, unlike old cards these new cards now have the power to render the entire globe's forcast for global warming! We've finally got the processing power to predict the events and observe the process that will occur due to global warming!

The bad news is that these new graphics cards will likely be the cause of global warming.


RE: Oh no.....!
By Wwhat on 10/5/2006 7:32:30 AM , Rating: 1
Sign up for green power and you got that solved.
Over here they use managed forest for it, you grow trees they absorb co2, you burn them and the co2 remains the same for they release what they previously absorbed, then you grow new trees on the same place. and that's just one way of course, sure it costs a few percent more, but with the oilprices so high not that much more or possibly even less.





RE: Oh no.....!
By glennpratt on 10/5/2006 11:43:13 AM , Rating: 2
Hrmm, while burning trees sounds good for CO2, I doubt it's that great in terms of overall polution. With ethonal that rationale seems to make sense, but thats after the corn has been turned into alchohol with questionable effeciency.

FYI, for those that live in Texas, we are supposedly the biggest wind energy producer in the country now. So get wind, like Green Mountain, and help fund more of it.


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