NVIDIA GeForce 8600 coming in mid-Q2 2007?

Posted on Friday, Feb 16 2007 @ 17:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Industry sources claim the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series will arrive in te middle of the second quarter:
According to the release plan several versions are currently being prepared, the sources claim. The GeForce 8600 GT with 512MB memory will be priced between US$219 and US$229, while a 256MB version will be available at US$199. Additionally, targeting an even lower price point will be the GeForce 8600GS at between US$159 and US$165, the sources have revealed.

DirectX 10 graphics cards will be the main focus for both Nvidia and AMD (who is now a player in the graphics card market after the acquisition of ATI) at the upcoming CeBIT trade show to be held from March 15 to 21, 2007, according to industry sources. The above mentioned cards from Nvidia are expected to be shown alongside the company's already released GeForce 8800 series, while AMD is predicted to use the event to debut its own Direct X 10 cards which will include the high-end R600 model along with the R630 and R610 aimed at mainstream at low-end markets, the according to the sources.

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