NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS, 8600, 8300 in March?

Posted on Monday, Jan 15 2007 @ 16:49 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA is preparing a bunch of new graphics cards to replace the entire old GeForce 7 family.

Probably in March, close to ATI's launch of the R600 GPU and close to the start of CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, NVIDIA is expected to present the GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8600 and GeForce 8300 graphics cards.
The 8600 Ultra and GT will have 64 and 48 shader processors respectively with cores,based on the G84 core, running at 500MHz and 350MHz, coupled with a 256-bit memory bus and memory speeds at 1400MHz and 1200MHz. The Ultra is expected to have 512MB or less memory, with the GT containing 256MB or less.

The 8300 GT and GS products will have half the shader processors of the 8600s, with 32 and 24 units respectively. Both GT and GS cores, based on the G86 core, will be clocked at 500MHz, but the GT's memory will be clocked higher at 1200MHz compared to the GS's 1000MHz. Both cards should come with 256MB or less video memory via a 128-bit memory bus.
Check out the table for more details on the GPUs and the expected retail prices:

Name Core Memory Speed Memory Size Memory Bus No. Shaders Est. Price
8300 GS 500 MHz 1000 MHz Upto 256MB 128bit 24 $79
8300 GT 500 MHz 1200 MHz Upto 256MB 128bit 32 $99
8600 GT 350 MHz 1200 MHz Upto 256MB 256bit 48 $129
8600 Ultra 500 MHz 1400 MHz Upto 512MB 256bit 64 $179
8800 GTS 500 MHz 1600 MHz 320MB 320bit 96 $299
8800 GTS 500 MHz 1600 MHz 640MB 320bit 96 $399
8800 GTX 575 MHz 1900 MHz 768MB 384bit 128 $599

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