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New low-end GeForce 8500GT will have 128-bit controller

| Video Cards News | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am

Word from the Inquirer has it that NVIDIA's upcoming 8500GT (their next-gen low-end card to take over the reigns from the current 7300 series) will use a 128-bit memory controller which is what AMD's equivilent X1300 series has. NVIDIA's 7300 cards were crippled performance wise due to a piddly 64-bit controller.


NVIDIA MUCKED UP with its 7300 series. Creating a GPU with a 64-bit memory controller only meant performance was constrained compared to the AMD's Radeon X1300 offering. Even though Nvidia currently owns high-end segment with the excellent GeForce 8800 series, the low-end segment makes most revenue for all companies and here is where this current line-up faltered.


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