NVIDIA preparing G72 and NV48?

Posted on Wednesday, July 06 2005 @ 10:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The recently leaked ForceWare 80.40 drivers from NVIDIA shows a possibly upcoming G72 and NV48 GPU. The driver also features support for the upcoming GeForce 6600 LE, nForce4 C51 IGP, G70GL and Quadro FX 4500.

It is unknown what the G72 and NV48 are, but X-bit Labs suggests the G72 will be a GeForce 7 product while the NV48 may belong to the GeForce 6 family.
A mainstream version of the GeForce 7 architecture – with 12 or 16 pixel pipelines as well as 5 or 6 vertex processors – may offer performance similar to the current high-end of the GeForce 6 lineup, which may affect sales of graphics cards based on the GeForce 6800-series chips, which is something that is unlikely to make graphics cards makers, who already have appropriate chips in stock, happy.
Read more at X-bit Labs

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