Ja luitjes, hier nog wat meer GeForce 256 voor jullie. Thresh's FiringSquad heeft namelijk een verslag geschreven van de press conference van nVidia, waar zij natuurlijk aanwezig waren. Het meeste dat erin staat is niet echt nieuw, maar wat wel interessant is, is het Q&A met nVidia zelf. Zie hier een paar vragen:
[Q] When is the next part coming out? Will it be a new architecture or a clocked up GeForce 256?
[A] NVIDIA is on a 6 month product cycle, so the next big product will be announced at that time. None of the NVIDIA representatives would confirm or deny that the next product (NV15) would be a new architecture or just a clocked up GeForce 256.
[Q] The board supports up to 128MB but what will a typical board have?
[A] Dan Vivoli informed me that most of the first run of GeForce 256 boards will mostly have 32MB, and that 32MB is all you're really going to need. Probably a couple of the OEMs will create some hardcore boards with 64MB or more, but that will drive up costs to an even greater degree.
[Q] What price range are we talking about for the boards?
[A] This is another issue that NVIDIA danced around but understandably so - it's the OEMs who sell the boards and set the prices so NVIDIA is in no position to say how much the boards will cost. Huang did mention that graphics cards consistently increase in price with each generation, so based on that and the fact that TNT2 Ultras retail for $200-$230, and G400 Max's range from $200-$250, we'd say it's safe to assume that GeForce 256s will launch around the $300 mark or even a bit above.
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