NVIDIA is getting ready to release its G98 GPU in December, DigiTimes reports. This is a new low-end graphics card that will be launched as the GeForce 8400 GS.
The 65nm-made G98 was set for launch in January 2008, a time-frame that is close to the launch schedule of rival AMD's RV620, but thanks to the buoyant sales of G80 and growing attention for the G92, Nvidia is preparing to launch the G98 sooner than originally planned, the sources said.
The official name for G98 will be the GeForce 8400GS, the sources revealed.
Concerned over a future ramp of GPUs, including the G92, for the mainstream market, as well as possible capacity shortages at TSMC, Nvidia will also place G98 foundry orders at TSMC's rival UMC, the sources remarked.