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Rumour: Nvidia to re-introduce GeForce 8800 GTS

Rumour: Nvidia to re-introduce GeForce 8800 GTS

Nvidia is apparently getting ready to release an updated version of the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB with more stream processors enabled.

Nvidia is apparently getting ready to release an updated version of the GeForce 8800 GTS, which will come with more stream processors enabled, according to rumours flowing around the Internets.

According to an image leaked onto a Chinese forum, the new version of the GPU, which is referred to as G80-101, will feature 112 stream processors. This is an increase of 16 stream processors over the 96 stream processors that current GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB parts based on the G80-100 chip have.

It’s also just 16 stream processors short of the 128 SPs inside a full-fat GeForce 8800 GTX. Having said that though, the new version of the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB will still feature a 320-bit memory interface. The document also suggests that the clocks on the new part will remain unchanged at 500MHz core, 1200MHz shader and 800MHz (1600MHz effective) memory.

We’re guessing that this will come in at the same price point as the current GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB, enabling Nvidia to remain very competitive with AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT – its current competition.

However, what’s potentially more interesting is that the document doesn’t cite an updated version of the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB: could it be that Nvidia is discontinuing this part later this year?

After all, there have been rumours of a much-needed part that bridges the gap between the GeForce 8800 GTS and the GeForce 8600 GTS for a long time. That part could be called the GeForce 8800 GT if the report on Mobile01 is to be believed.

It's apparently based on G92, which is fabbed on a 65nm process and thanks to the benefits of the die shrink, a leaked image of the card suggests that the rumoured GeForce 8800 GT will use a single slot solution. The other information that has been rumoured is a 256-bit memory interface and either 256MB or 512MB of on-board GDDR3 memory.

Pricing, clock speeds and the number of stream processors are not confirmed at the moment, but we’ll endeavour to bring you more as we get it. We'll leave you with the photo of the so-called GeForce 8800 GT...

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wuyanxu 8th October 2007, 14:18 Quote
so they will ripe people off with their 640MB first, then release a faster version later?

no matter, im getting a GTX this week, hope the GTX price won't drop.
samkiller42 8th October 2007, 14:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
so they will ripe people off with their 640MB first, then release a faster version later?

no matter, im getting a GTX this week, hope the GTX price won't drop.

Well, your a little hopefull, thats how companies work, release something, work on it and make it better and then release more varients. And with the way technology evolves, you just have to keep up. The GTX will come down in price, but i don't know when.

Sam
Rebourne 8th October 2007, 14:42 Quote
hmmm... Does this mean the G92/G98 won't be coming out in time for the holidays?
E.E.L. Ambiense 8th October 2007, 14:58 Quote
Oh well. Guess I'll have ta get rid of my current GTS 640mb for this one.
chrisb2e9 8th October 2007, 15:27 Quote
meh, my x1950 still works fine for me. I'll do an upgrade early next year when (hopefully) prices have dropped and newer hardware is out to look at.
tech3312 8th October 2007, 15:54 Quote
i Still perfer the 800 GTS 768MB in SLI if they have one similar to that but in 768mb form i will die for just to get a hand on this ^^
sub routine 8th October 2007, 16:18 Quote
Thats all good and well but with a poorly supported Dx10 (not from want of trying I bet). The question is when I imminently upgrade will it rip rip the tits off the next 6 months of top quality games FULL BORE on a 22" monitor? because thats what I want to know.
wuyanxu 8th October 2007, 17:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by samkiller42
Well, your a little hopefull, thats how companies work, release something, work on it and make it better and then release more varients. And with the way technology evolves, you just have to keep up. The GTX will come down in price, but i don't know when.

Sam
price drop as in drop below for how much i bought it for. which im 100% sure it won't for at least 6 month :D (bought my second hand GTX from a friend for just under £200 :) )
Bladestorm 8th October 2007, 23:04 Quote
An improved 8800 GTS 640mb might just be the card I'm looking for, maybe :D we'll have to see when it gets here I suppose.

Am I wierd to want a card able to run all current games well and be able to run everything pretty well for the next year or two when I spend £200 or so ? My 7800GT did that, and it still runs just about anything that isn't DX10 based decently now, so I just don't feel the urge too strongly unless I can get a DX10 card that would do the same for the next two years or so.

The current 8800 GTS 640mb just doesn't seem to have much headroom in it, which makes me think its not the card for me right now.
Cupboard 9th October 2007, 15:05 Quote
What was the card on the far left of the picture? It seemed to go from right to left with increasing memory and stream processors, so is that the 8800gt?
The cooler on the "8800gt" does look sweet if that is actually it.
Redbeaver 9th October 2007, 15:54 Quote
time to wait if performance and heat is any difference then :) even if its not any faster at all, if it runs cooler and quieter, it might just worth stepping up my GTS just to get that 1-slot cooler rather than the 2-slot jet-engine i have now....
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