Posted on Thursday, March 09 2006 @ 17:13:44 CET by LSDsmurf
It has now been eight months since NVIDIA announced and hard launched their next generation GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) technology codenamed G70, better known as the GeForce 7800 series. The GeForce 7800 GTX and GT have been very successful GPUs for NVIDIA. Many gamers around the world have purchased video cards based on these GPUs to simply have better gaming experiences. While these GPUs were successful, around four months ago NVIDIA decided to up the ante even more by introducing a mini-refresh of their high-end GPU, the 7800 GTX offering even more performance with more local framebuffer memory and higher clock speeds. While this card was “hard launched” its inventory quickly dropped into obscurity bringing with it stories that it was only launched by NVIDIA to help win the benchmarks that it puts so much value in.