New graphics cards at CeBIT?

Posted on Saturday, Jan 06 2007 @ 03:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes writes NVIDIA and ATI will possibly wait until CeBIT in March to launch new graphics cards:
Despite Nvidia's launch of graphics processing units (GPUs) supporting DirectX 10, the graphics card market so far remained silent, as no DirectX 10-compliant game title was widely available.

The observers pointed out that makers mostly waited to be guided how to develop products supporting DirectX 10, and it was also believed that the Windows Vista operating system will initially not support DirectX 10. Moreover, there is so far no software to test DirectX 10 products, the observers noted.

CeBIT is currently seen as a possible turning point for the graphics card industry, since there are rumors indicating that Nvidia develops two more GPUs, codenamed G84 and G86, to target entry-level and mid-range market segments. Graphics card makers are expected to receive samples of the new GPUs in the first quarter of 2007.


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