Nvidia Updates GeForce 8800 GTS Graphics Adapter

Nvidia Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its famous GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card, which is based on the recently unveiled code-named G92 graphics processing unit (GPU). The new board has chances to offer unprecedented computing power and increase performance in modern games at price-points below $349. The new GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB graphics card based on the G92 chip features 128 stream processors at 1626MHz, 64 texturing units, 16 render back-ends as well as 256-bit memory bus. The base clock for the chip is 650MHz and Nvidia recommends its partners to install 1940MHz memory onto the board.

The new "8800 GTS" model sports more computing power than the "8800 Ultra", the top-of-the-range board unveiled half a year ago that retails for $849, but lacks 384-bit memory bus, as on the high-end graphics cards. As a consequence, the peak bandwidth of its memory bus is 64GB/s, tangibly lower compared to nearly 104GB/s of the GeForce 8800 Ultra.

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according to the register....

"Verdict

Nvidia's new GeForce 8800 GTS delivers a very small level of extra performance over and above the 8800 GT yet it costs significantly more. On the plus side the double-slot cooler is very efficient and quiet."

zoonyx said,
according to the register....

"Verdict

Nvidia's new GeForce 8800 GTS delivers a very small level of extra performance over and above the 8800 GT yet it costs significantly more. On the plus side the double-slot cooler is very efficient and quiet."

Aye the new GTS seems like a very marginal upgrade to the GT, I yet to see a SLI test of GTS vs GT

Doesn't seem to be worth the money, the 8800gt is still the best bang for the buck

Quote - "From TFA"
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB features PureVideo HD video processor with high-quality video post-processing as well as PCI Express 2.0 bus, which doubles interface bandwidth over the first generation of PCI Express bus. As a result, the new GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB is the highest-performing graphics solution from Nvidia with advanced video capabilities.

So... a $350 graphics card which pulls more pixels than the 8800Ultra that retails at around $800?

8800 Ultra Owners should be weeping!

I remember reading somewhere that the new gts is only slightly faster than the gt in some games and still doesn't quite match up to the gtx at stock speeds because of its 256 bit memory bus. So the ultra is still the best performer you can buy right now, although theres quite a bit of a price gap.

El Sid said,

So... a $350 graphics card which pulls more pixels than the 8800Ultra that retails at around $800?

8800 Ultra Owners should be weeping!

Note the wording "with advanced video capabilities"; since the 8800Ultra lacks the on-board HD decoding (like the old GTS/GTX) the statement is indeed correct, despite the GTX and Ultra offering more pixel power (and higher price).