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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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By crystal clear on 4/8/2007 11:03:33 AM , Rating: 0
The Nvidia schedule-April 07 to June 07

GeForce 8600GTS
GeForce 8600GT
GeForce 8500GT
GeForce 8400GS
GeForce 8300GS

To this add the below-

1) GeForce 8300 (G82) GPU is expected to be released at the End of April.
GeForce 8300 GT - 32 shader processors, 500MHz core, 1.2GHz memory, 128/256MB
GeForce 8300 GS - 24 shader processors, 500MHz core, 1GHz memory, 128/256MB

2) GeForce 8800 Ultra is expected to be released in May to compete with ATI's R600 GPU. The GeForce 8800 Ultra is based around the G80 core and is expected to be a higher clocked version of the 8800GTX.

3) GeForce 8900 (G81) is expected to be release in June. The featureset of this part is currently not known, although it is expected to feature higher clock speeds than it's predecessor the 8800 series.


1) GeForce Go 8800GS (G80M) is expected to be released in May. The GeForce Go G80M core is the mobile equivalent of the G80 GPU, with the GS model being a lower clocked version of the GTX due subsequent release.

2) GeForce Go 8800GTX is expected to be released in June. The GeForce Go features the G80M core first released in the 8800GS, with the GTX being a higher performance part.

3) GeForce Go G83M is expected to be released in Q2. The GeForce Go G83M is the mobile equivalent of the G83 GPU.

4) GeForce Go G82M is expected to be released in Q2. The GeForce Go G82M is the mobile equivalent of the G82 GPU.

It seems Nvidia is sitting on a Huge pile of New GPUs -just
waiting to be released,then why - putting it on hold ?

TIMING-Intel stratergy ! (tick tock fashion)

By crystal clear on 4/8/2007 11:45:57 AM , Rating: 1
Add to the list-

"GeForce 8900GTX and 8950GX2 "

"the most expensive GeForce 8950GX2 that will be sold for $599 USD. It is rumored to be a dual GPU solution much like the 7950GX2 and will come with a total of 512MB GDDR-4 memory per GPU."

(read the table)

By Staples on 4/8/2007 12:52:22 PM , Rating: 2
All these variations are ridiculous. In the end they all cost like $25 apart from each other. If I was a retailer, I'd only carry a few of them.

By KristopherKubicki on 4/8/2007 2:21:14 PM , Rating: 2
That document is fake CC.

By crystal clear on 4/10/2007 6:25:37 AM , Rating: 1
On a Conf Call with Nvidia now, release of 8800Ultra is confirmed, Specs, later.

Confirmed a single chip card.

Expect Reviews on May 1st and aavailablity May 15th

By yacoub on 4/8/2007 5:03:24 PM , Rating: 1
Yet considering the best of those - the 8600GTS can barely keep up with the cards of last year, the only ones that really matter to gamers are the 8800 and 8900 series cards, and generally with those price is the key determinant. Most people would find it unreasonable to spend more than ~$300 for a GPU (some say $250 max). Right now that's the 8800GTS. It will be interesting to see what ATi releases in that price&performance range and if it offers more performance for a similar price or similar performance for a lower price (though the latter seems unlikely since the 8800GTS performs rather well for a pretty sweet price point).

It will also be interesting to see benchmarks of the mobile Go versions and if they perform more closely with the 8600 or the 8800 desktop GPUs.

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