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NVIDIA Roadmap Outline for 1H08
While this is in no way complete, it should help our readers understand the direction NVIDIA is taking their video cards in early 2008. Some of this is sketchy and we will surely have follow up articles on the subject.
While a continued GPU die shrink to 65nm is certainly welcome, many of our readers are going to be disappointed by the fact that no next-gen technology is on the outlook as of yet. It has been over a year since the 8800 family of GPU was launched.
* GeForce 8800 Ultra will be replaced by the GeForce 9800 GX2 in February / March timeframe. More information and pictures are here.
* The GeForce 8800 GTX will be replaced by the GeForce 9800 GTX in February / March timeframe. This card will support Tri-SLI.
* The GeForce 9800 GT should appear in the March / April timeframe. We have limited information on this card currently.
* The recently “released” GeForce 8800 GS will be a limited GPU in terms of production. Do not expect more than 100,000 GPUs to be shipped worldwide, but soon. ASUS will supply Asia, Palit will supply China, EVGA will supply North America, and XFX will supply Europe. The GS is an “inventory solution.” The 8800 GS is 192-bit bus and will ship in 320MB, 512MB, and 640MB versions with a trimmed down number of stream processors as well. Will fall in line below 8800 GT but above the 9600 GT.
* The GeForce 9600 GT will fall in line below the 8800 GT, but give better performance than the GeForce 8600 GTS. The 9600 GT will be a whole new card not based on the 8800 GT PCB. Price point should be at $169 in retail/etail and plans are to carry this GPU throughout 2008.
So as it looks right now, we should not expect anything out of NVIDIA in terms of next-gen technology at least until mid-2008. Don’t be confused by the new “98XX” model numbers as they don’t signify much more than the die shrink to 65nm. You might agree or disagree with this naming scheme, but the entire NVIDIA card market is getting confusing and this might at least help things be a bit not-as-confusing to consumers looking for a newer product, but most likely is being done for the big system builders needing “new” specs for new system builds.
My feeling is that NVIDIA is holding back their true next-gen technology (if they actually have it working now) for the AMD R700 release that we could see around mid-2008, if not sooner.
As for the recent rumors on Intel purchasing or merging with NVIDIA, well, we think that is a bunch of BS.
We do realize this “roadmap” is far from complete. When we have new information we will be sharing it.
Blijk dus dat de g100 - 9800 gtx ook in maart komt
Ze zijn er idd vroeg bij van het jaar, maar dat mag ook wel die 8800 reeks is al ooouuuud.
Wat ik totaal niet snap is dat ze eerst de D8E uit gaan bregen, om dan 1 maand later met de D9E te komen ? WTF???
Ik hoop toch dat het klopt dat ik in maart een echte 9800GTX kan gaan halen
[Reactie gewijzigd door Astratuner op 4 januari 2008 12:29]