Sunday, November 12, 2006

Nvidia released G80 GPU's

Thats right! It is out! The GeForce 8 series. Two products in that series is out. As mentioned before, the GeForce 8800 GTX and the GeForce 8800GTS. The specs as mentioned will be the same as well except the clock speed which will vary depending on the manufacturer.

It is said that the true performance of the card will come when the Vista drivers as well as DX10 is released. At the moment, though its out performs many other cards, the true power is still not unleashed. Now we'll see what ATI (or is it AMD?) can dish out. From reports gathered, ATI is still struggling to create a DX10 card. Well they better make it out fast so that we can see the battle and hope that the prices drop big time. (*crosses fingers)

So whats new i nthe G80 design? The real difference offered by the G80 design is, of course, the unified shader model, a design which ATI utilised first in the X360 Xenos GPU but not on PC Graphics card well at least not until now. With the addition of the Vista driver, expected next week, the GeForce 8800 GTX will become the true performance king. We'll see.

Microsoft has also announced that the Windows Vista has been released to manufacturing and will expect a copy on shelves around January 30th. The beta phase is now over. What a good timing to realse the RTM version with the launch of the GeForce card. Damn, I really want one now. Lol..

Here is a screenshot taken from some site featuring 2 GeForce 8 series card on SLI
That is a really huge heatsink for the CPU.


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