Softpedia has an update about NVIDIA's plans for the graphics card market over the next couple of months. The site writes a 55nm dual-GPU GeForce GTX 260 GX2 graphics card will arrive in January 2009 and it's expected this card will give the Radeon HD 4870 X2 a beating.
Furthermore, it seems we can expect more rebranded GPUs from NVIDIA. Soon several GeForce 9000 series GPUs will start using the G1xx naming scheme.
For those that are not familiar with NVIDIA's moves, we must say that the company renamed its products a few months ago, when the 8800-series turned into 9800. The graphics chip maker plans to make a similar renaming, for its low-end cards this time.
After the rebranding process, the GeForce 9300 card, which is based on the G96 chip, will be known as G100. At the mainstream level, the current GeForce 9500 will be renamed GeForce GT120, while the GeForce 9600 will end up with the name GeForce GT130. The conclusion on this is that the cards will be rebranded according to the market segment they are intended for. To be more specific, the GTX cards will be high-end/performance solutions, GT goes for mainstream, while G would mean the card is an entry-level.
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Re: NVIDIA 55nm dual-GPU in January, rebranded G100 GPUs on their way by Anonymous on Saturday, November 22 2008 @ 01:51:17 CET
And when the N10x comes @ 40nm you'll be able to get the equivalent of the 260 GX2 in a notebook. This will make the red team weep with envy.
Unless, of course, the red team beats them to it..........