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Old October 17, 2007, 05:20 PM
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Default Specs//Release date for Nvidia G92 Series

1. By Q4 2007 (Xmas) NVIDIA will be releasing their GeForce 9800 series GPUs.
Unlike previously expected the codename for nVidia's next generation GPU will NOT be "G90" but instead be "G92".

I have some info form NVIDIA insider about the upcoming G92 graphics processors.

G92 will be released in November 2007 timeframe in the form of "GeForce 9800" series.

"G92" GeForce 9800 GTX specs.

- 65nm process technology at TSMC.
- Over one billion transistors.
- Second Generation Unified Shader Architecture.
- Double precsion support (FP64).
- GPGPU native.
- Over one TeraFLOPS of shader processing power.
- MADD+ADD configuration for the shader untis (2+1 FLOPS=3 FLOPS per ALU)
- Fully Scalar design.
- 512-bit memory interface.
- 1024MB GDDR4 graphics memory.
- DirectX 10.1 support.
- OpenGL 3.0 Support.
- eDRAM die for "FREE 4xAA".
- built in Audio Chip.
- built in tesselation unit (in the graphics core"
- Improved AA and AF quality levels

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65nm process will allow for better yields and better power consumption. power consumption will be lower than that of a GeForce 8800 GTX.

GeForce 9800 GTX will be over two times faster than a GeForce 8800 Ultra in real world games and applcations.

Release date : November 2007. There will be TWO products at launch: The flagship GeForce 9800 GTX and the second fastest GeForce 9800 GTS.

price for the GeForce 9800 GTX will be 549-649 USD.

price for the GeForce 9800 GTS will be 399-449 USD.

Original : X-bit labs - Discussion on article Nvidia Plans to Start Transition to PCI Express 2.0 This Fall.

More news on G92 & G98: G92 gunning for 800 MHz+ clock - The INQUIRER
More: Nvidia claims G92 will be a 1 Teraflop beast - The INQUIRER

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Old October 17, 2007, 05:41 PM
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I am seriously sceptical of the 2.5X performance claim..and it is X-Bit- I still want one though.
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Old October 17, 2007, 05:43 PM
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This particular claim dates back to June (see date at top of source material), and I believe it's credibility has been severely undermined by this point. More to the point, at this point, G92 is almost certainly referring to the upcoming 8800GT/S die shrinks.

While there is some promising stuff coming out about some mid-high range stuff from Nvidia, I've yet to see any credible information posted anywhere on the next high-end piece, and a lot of talk about it not appearing until '08.
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Old October 17, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Yeah I am not sure I completely believe the claims either but you know what they say about rumors...there is usually at least some truth to them...

Haha :)

Yeah I know it's a bit dated but I thought it would be fun to post here to get some discussion going on the new NVIDIA line...
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Well Nvidia should release a new graphics card because they release a new one every year for the past like 5 years so a new one is due. Lots of clams have been like 2 times as fast but in real world it is only 50% faster.
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A lot of the claims on that list are largely no-brainers. Process shrink? Naturally. DDR4 memory? About time. The real question is simply the raw processing power claimed, which I'm fairly certain has no precedent. Even Nvidia's jump from 7-series to 8-series didn't involve such a magnitude, and gamers everywhere were wetting their pants once credible benchmarks started to emerge for the 8800GTX.
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