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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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Ya'know...
By knowyourenemy on 10/5/2006 8:14:54 AM , Rating: 1
It's funny. I was just looking to upgrade to a new 24" Apple LCD when news of this comes. Looks like I'm building a new rig entirely. I cannot wait. :)




RE: Ya'know...
By Spoonbender on 10/5/2006 2:55:43 PM , Rating: 2
Remember when NVidia went out and said the FX series "required" a 450W PSU or whatever it was? Sounded outrageous at the time. Then people realized it really meant "If you have a power-hungry CPU, a crappy-quality PSU and a GF FX, you're still 100% sure everything will be stable with a 450W PSU".
In the real world, people still got by by with 350W.

So I choose to be optimistic about this, and assume that the 450W for a single card means roughly the same.

Well, I can hope. :)


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