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NVIDIA has one more hurrah on the "G80" processor

Shortly after the mid-range GeForce 8000-series launch, NVIDIA has another trick up its sleeve: the GeForce 8800 Ultra.

Roadmaps provided by NVIDIA reveal the 8800 Ultra will launch on May 1 with a price point of $999.  The company would not reveal further specifications about the card, other than it is based on the same G80 core found in the GeForce 8800 GTX.

The $999 price point suggests the 8800 Ultra may actually be two 8800-series cards in one package.  NVIDIA launched the multi-PCB initiative GeForce 7950 GX2 last year as the last high-end push on the GeForce 7000-series GPU. 

The GeForce 7950 GX2 was actually two GeForce 7900 GT processors on two PCBs in an SLI configuration.  Running two of these cards in a PC was essentially the same as running Quad-SLI. 

NVIDIA likely added the card to its roadmaps to combat the upcoming Radeon X2900-family GPUs.  The ATI R600 GPU was scheduled to launch in late March, but soon after the company canceled its launch events and moved the official date into Q2 2007.


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Power Consumption?
By cheetah2k on 4/25/2007 2:33:36 AM , Rating: 2
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The company would not reveal further specifications about the card, other than it is based on the same G80 core found in the GeForce 8800 GTX.


I have reservations about Nvidia putting to GTX cores in a GX2 configuration based on power consumption. People wanting Quad SLi would have to invest in sub 1500W PSU's to keep their machines stable!

Also, this may prove quite rediculous as well as the 8800's are currently CPU limited, and it would be more sensible to have 2 x 8800GTS in a GX2 configuration, as per the originaly planned release sheets going around the web a few months back.




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