NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 55nm in mid-July

Posted on Thursday, Jun 19 2008 @ 13:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA decides to put some more pressure on ATI by preparing a new mid-range graphics card, the GeForce 9800 GTX+. The name is a bit unusual but this card is NVIDIA's first 55nm part and it will be launched in mid-July, one week later than the Radeon HD 4870, for $229.

PC Perspective got the specifications of the GeForce 9800 GTX+:
  • Core clock: 738MHz
  • Shader clock: 1836MHz
  • 512MB GDDR3 memory @ 2200 MHz
  • 2- and 3-way SLI support
  • Compared to the current 65nm GeForce 9800 GTX this card has a 63MHz higher core, 148MHz higher clocked shaders but same memory clock. Furthermore, the price of the 65nm GeForce 9800 GTX will drop to $199 and there's also a rumour that NVIDIA is working on a performance driver to squeeze "significantly more" performance out of this 55nm G92 GPU.

    Looks like it's going to become an interesting summer, we have a feeling this card may give the $199 Radeon HD 4850 and $299 4870 a kick in the ass but if the performance is too good it could cannibalize the sales of the GeForce GTX 260. The GeForce 9800 GTX+'s pricing will hit the sweet spot, the price/performance could be pretty good and I'm sure NVIDIA will point out the other advantages this card has like PhysX support and support for CUDA-accelerated applications like fast video transcoding.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 55nm in mid-July
    by Anonymous on Thursday, Jun 19 2008 @ 14:34 CEST
    Brilliant marketing move from NVIDIA! ATI first slapped NVIDIA in the face with the Radeon HD 4850 but NVIDIA will be the one who laughs last!