In a meeting today with a Taiwanese manufacturer we learned the specifications of nVidia's upcoming GeForce 7800 GT GPU which will be launched at QuakeCon next month in Texas - one big motha of a LAN party.
The GT will be a cut-down version of the GTX with a core clock speed of 400MHz and GDDR-3 memory running at 1000MHz DDR. The GT clock speed is 30MHz slower than a regular GTX and the memory is 200MHz DDR slower. Additionally, the little brother of the GTX has its pixel pipelines cut down from 24 to 20. As far as price goes, the GT will retail for around $400 USD while the GTX retails for around $600 USD at the present.
A website called GD Hardware managed to obtain some benchmarks of the 7800 GT and it's able to beat a 6800 Ultra 256MB by almost 1700 points under 3DMark03. A quick search of our shopping comparison website shows the 6800 Ultra 256MB generally costing a little over $400 USD, which makes the 7800 GT a good buy for users in the performance segment of the market.
Meanwhile we wait for ATI to act with Crossfire and R520, or is ATI waiting for nVidia to act?