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NVIDIA 55nm GT206 previewed - sort of

Posted on Thursday, December 04 2008 @ 21:31:22 CET by

Theo Valich noticed 3D Professor published the first review of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 workstation graphics card, which features a 55nm GT206 based GPU. There are no gaming benchmarks as this is a workstation card, but the review does indicate the new 55nm cards will have a dramatically reduced power consumption. The Quadro FX 4800 has a max TDP of 146W, which is significantly lower than the 182W TDP of the GeForce GTX 260 cards.
Getting back on track with this story, the honor of being the first review of GT206 GPU belong to no other than 3D Professor. 3D Professor got his hands on Quadro FX 4800, part that was silently rolled out yesterday. In his review, the declared maximum power consumption was only 146 Watts. What makes the matters more important is the fact that this is a first high-end graphics card in three years to feature just one 6-pin power connector. It seems like the GPU manufacturers finally started to truly work on reducing the power consumption, while offering more and more performance.



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