GeForce 8800 GT is the G96 - and not G92?

Posted on Sunday, Oct 21 2007 @ 22:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
All the news about NVIDIA's G92 GPU is very confusing. We learned this month that this GPU will be launched very soon as the GeForce 8800 GT but according to Nordic Hardware that information is wrong.

The site claims the GeForce 8800 GT is actually the G96 GPU and that the G92 may be a high-end dual-GPU graphics card that will be launched next year.
A while back we posted news about the next high-end GPU being capable of 3 TFLOPS, G92, and it's still stands, although "GPU" probably referred to a dual-GPU setup. We've been waiting for confirmation on whether the 8800 GT actually is G92 and unfortunately it took longer than expected, but here goes. From what we've been told, GeForce 8800 GT is based on the G96 core and not G92. G92 is not slated for launch in many months and it will be a true high-end GPU, when it finally arrives.


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