Nvidia Readies GeForce 8800 for $299 - $349 – Rumour

In a bid to increase pressure on arch-rival ATI, a division of Advanced Micro Devices, Nvidia Corp. reportedly prepares a more affordable version of its GeForce 8800 graphics card. The novelty, on the other hand, will attack not only ATI Radeon offerings, but also Nvidia's GeForce 7900-series graphics cards.

The cheaper GeForce 8800 GTS will come with 320MB of memory, half of the fully-fledged GeForce 8800 GTS, which comes with 640MB of GDDR3. Nonetheless, all the other distinctive features of the product, such as 320-bit memory bus, 500MHz clock-speed, 96 stream processors at 1200MHz , 24 texture mapping units and 20 raster operation units will remain in the place, thus, only an insignificant drop in performance should be expected.

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News source: Xbit Labs

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