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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: They're going in reverse...
By Pirks on 10/6/2006 2:24:30 PM , Rating: 1
envy is a bad thing - if you don't have money to afford G80 - go cry and call your mommy or something - crying here just makes other people annoyed. thank you.

RE: They're going in reverse...
By Kim Leo on 10/11/2006 6:03:38 AM , Rating: 2
hmm ok pirks, so you are the smart one with money? wow well i'm convinced. you have proven you are "sooo smart";)..

not everybody lives at home and don't have to pay theyre electricity bill themselves.. i like the performance per watt, and i like the idea of my system being quiet when i'm not using it(C&Q), and even if i did win the lottery or got a job that payd good money, i would still go out and buy something energy efficient and smart system.

RE: They're going in reverse...
By Pirks on 10/11/2006 2:42:56 PM , Rating: 1
the problem is not with you Kim or anyone who likes SFF stuff which is quiet and slow (slow compared to high end of course) - the problem is with downmodding el cheapos here who think that if G80 was not designed for THEM cheap SFF lovers then they have right to downmod ANYONE who even THINKS about SFF being not The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. I just laugh at those idiots.

those who own SFF and also KNOW that G80 is not for them at all, because IT WAS NOT DESIGNED for SFF, absolutely - these guys are normal and don't downmod people who say G80 is just that - a pilot DX10 card which is designed for high end 1337 boxes, just this and nothing more.

see, Kim, it's not being me smart and rich (whish is not true btw ;) it's those clowns being cheap and dumb as a wood. they can downmod me and Ringold for what they want I don't care - this, unfortunately, won't help their poor little brains to understand some important things about G80 I and Ringold were talking about. they're such sad people, just leave them poor souls alone ;)

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