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Old February 27, 2007, 10:49 AM
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Default NVidia skipping G81, going straight to G90.


NVIDIA is using back the GTS naming for their mainstream cards and is preparing to launch their GeForce 8600 series codenamed G84 in April. There will be 2 models; GeForce 8600 GTS and GeForce 8600GT and they are priced at $249-$299 and $199-$249 respectively. Interestingly, there is no G81 or GeForce 8900 series we heard. There is something more powerful brewing over at NVIDIA.

We told you earlier about NVIDIA skipping G81 or GeForce 8900 to go straight for something more powerful. It seems like INQ has insider scoop that NVIDIA mulling the successor to G80 but still would like to produce GX2 if they managed to solve the thermal and power issues. After that it will be time for G9x flavour, codenamed G90. NVIDIA is planning to produce 65nm G9x chips based on G80 architecture with much higher frequencies and powered with GDDR4. If NVIDIA makes G80 smaller there may also be just enough space for 512Mbit controller. If all goes as planned, the chip is scheduled for second part of 2007.

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Old February 27, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Odd considering that VR-Zone was reporting the exact opposite two weeks ago.
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