NVIDIA G80 to be launched as GeForce 8800 GTX

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 19 2006 @ 16:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VR Zone reports NVIDIA will release the G80 GPU as the GeForce 8800 GTX/GT.

Here's a look at the specifications:
  • Unified Shader Architecture
  • Support FP16 HDR+MSAA
  • Support GDDR4 memories
  • Close to 700M transistors (G71 - 278M / G70 - 302M)
  • New AA mode : VCAA
  • Core clock scalable up to 1.5GHz
  • Shader Performance : 2x Pixel / 12x Vertex over G71
  • 8 TCPs & 128 stream processors
  • Much more efficient than traditional architecture
  • 384-bit memory interface (256-bit+128-bit)
  • 768MB memory size (512MB+256MB)
  • There will be two models at launch:
    - GeForce 8800GTX : 7 TCPs chip, 384-bit memory interface, hybrid water/fan cooler, water cooling for overclocking. US$649
    - GeForce 8800GT : 6 TCPs chip, 320-bit memory interface, fan cooler. US$449-499

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