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NVIDIA to spoil R600 launch with GeForce 8800 Ultra

Posted on Wednesday, March 28 2007 @ 00:33:48 CEST by

The Inq writes NVIDIA is planning to spoil the launch of ATI's Radeon X2900 with their GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card.
That well known source, Mr Internet Rumour Snr (seen here plying his trade in Taiwan), has suggested that the 8800 Ultra could go for a staggering $999. Other members of Mr Rumour's extended family have nonetheless suggested that the 8950 GX2 is more likely to make an appearance, being two 8800s strapped together with a bridge chip.

However, given the problems Nvidia is having making SLI work under Vista, this seems like it may be more of a longer-term play.

The boys from Satan Clara have plenty of time to consider their spoiler launch, anyway. There are still no confirmed dates on the much-delayed R600 family, with the guys at OCWorkbench suggesting that partners in Taiwan are yet to see any firm indication of when the cards will be launched, although the best guesses suggest that May is still the timeframe with the best odds. Computex is coming up in June, and it would seem suicidal to wait until then, given the number of expected announcements there.



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