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NVIDIA's next-generation mid-range offerings are just 10 days away

Earlier this week review publications received their test kits for the GeForce 8300 through 8600. The bulk of these cards, the GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8600 GT and GeForce 8600 GTS will launch on April 17, with the GeForce 8300 GS and GeForce 8400 GS following soon after.

DailyTech published technical details of these cards last month. In a nutshell:
  • GeForce 8600 GTS -- 256 MB GDDR3, 675 MHz core clock, 1000 MHz memory clock
  • GeForce 8600 GT -- 256 MB GDDR3, 540 MHz core clock, 700 MHz memory clock
  • GeForce 8500 GT -- 128 to 256 MB DDR2 or GDDR3, 450 MHz core clock, 700 MHz memory clock
NVIDIA claims these three cards will be available at launch.  The 8600 GTS will fill the $199 to $229 price point, followed by the 8600 GT ($149 to $159) and the GeForce 8500 GT ($89 to $129).

The GeForce 8400 GS and 8300 GS will bring up the rear with 450 MHz core clocks and 400 MHz memory clocks. However, these two GPUs will only show up in OEM systems and will not likely make an appearance in your local hardware store.

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RE: It is about damn time
By Staples on 4/7/2007 6:12:16 PM , Rating: 2
Oh yeah, I really hope someone comes out with a 512Mb version of the 8600GTS because if not, I may not be getting a new video card. The only way to get 512mb+ is to get an 8800 high end for $600+? I don't think I am that interested in upgrading if this is how it will be working out.

RE: It is about damn time
By GaryJohnson on 4/7/2007 6:49:25 PM , Rating: 2
A 640MB 8800GTS can be had for ~$370.

RE: It is about damn time
By sdsdv10 on 4/8/2007 11:24:36 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, it is ~$335 with mail in rebate (yeah I know, MIR suck but what are you going to do) and has free shipping. Sounds like a pretty nice deal.

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