Daily News Brief: 8800GT Sneak Peek!

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8IronBob

Now the question is, where's the beef? We waited this long for the launch of the new G92-based GPU, but only to find that nobody's on the clock selling it. Did nVidia set a date or time for retailers to get their start, or were the retailers on a different schedule? I most certainly like all the benchmarks that I've seen, and seems to be a great replacement to the once budget-friendly 8800GTS 320MB.

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dedgar

Ok, the specs have been 'leaked'. How about 'leaking' the prices now.

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Talcum X

There was a rumor that there were going to be 8 series GPUs coming to an AGP bus near you(or me in this case). My rig was built in Jan. '04 and I wont have the money to up to PCIE anytime soon, so for now, I can only look to 7 series cards.

I doubt Nvidia will choose to go with a 9 series naming scheme. I'm running a 9800 Pro 256(I know..GASP!), so I'm sure they wont want to get their names crossed with AT..er..AMD

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LaurenB

I see, well thanks for correcting my misconception! really saving my skin from buying two lesser cards. <3

I just hope those better 9800's or whatever they'll be called don't come out Q1 of 08' or I'll be hurting!

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Phosphorous

Ultra is the highest in the naming convention they use, then GTX, GT, GTS.

Also, it's a big possibility that something will come out for Q1 of 08. I wouldn't be surprised at all.

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Paul_Lilly

Also, expect to see AMD/ATI jump into the high end GPU fray anytime now. Yep, anytime. We know you're out there. Hello? Is that you AMD/ATI? Hellooooooo?...

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nedwards

They can't hear you, Paul. They're very very busy doing, uh, something.

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LaurenB

So you're saying this new GeForce card won't be more powerful than an 8800 ultra? I was expecting something like at least a substantial step up from an ultra, and possible DX10.1 support ;__; my dreams shattered.. ehm, I guess if it isn't any better than a GTX I'll be going back to the older plan of buying two Ultra's instead for my own dream machine I've been saving up for. It's a lil disheartening.

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Paul_Lilly

Barring any surprise moves, I would expect the Ultra to remain best-in-class among the 8800 series. That's not likely to be dethroned (by the nVidia camp) until the next generation, be it a 9xxx series or whatever naming scheme comes next.

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