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NVIDIA's 8800GT launches today

Beats out the current GTS!

| Posted: Oct 29, 2007 10:22 pm

tAlongside the launch of Intel's first Penryn part today (that being in the form of the new 'Yorkfield' Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor), NVIDIA also make a lot of noise with a new GeForce 8 series desktop graphics card, that being the much anticipated 8800GT.

 

As such, we can expect to see several vendors dishing up press releases showing off their 8800GT variants over the next few days, the first to show up so far being from Biostar with their new V8803GT52. Following on from theirs; ECS, MSI and Sparkle have since issued out PRs detailing their 8800GT cards as well.

 

With the NDA lifted there's also a bunch of reviews now floating around on the web showing off the card's capabilities. If you hadn't noticed, we already provided you with our coverage on the new card over the weekend, and what a terrific cost effective high-end card it looks to be! Check out the mass of reviews via the below links :-

 

- ChileHardware (Translated)
- Tech Report
- Neoseeker
- HardwareCanucks
- Motherboards.org
- Guru3D
- Hot Hardware
- Techarp
- Anandtech
- LegitReviews
- Driver Heaven
- Techpowerup
- The Inquirer
- FiringSquad
- Toms Hardware

 

I'll update the listing above with more coverage as it comes in over the next 24 hrs, so be sure to check back folks.

 


Also, if interested you can also get to NVIDIA's press release here.

 



SANTA CLARA, CA-OCTOBER 29, 2007-The NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT, the latest in the standard-setting GeForce 8 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs), is hitting store shelves today. Specifically developed to answer enthusiast gamers' demand for high-performing graphics at the $199 to $259 price point, GeForce 8800 GT offers a hyper-reactive, intensely robust gaming experience for the latest next-generation DirectX 10 games, such as Crysis, Hellgate: London, and Gears of War, as well as full support for current DirectX 9 games.

 

"When we introduced the GeForce 8 Series family, our most savvy customers and press demanded a product with 64 stream processors and a 256-bit memory interface to deliver more performance at the popular $199 to $259 price point. Today we decided to raise the bar and deliver GeForce 8800 GT with 112 stream processors, a fast 256-bit memory interface, and our second-generation PureVideo HD technology, giving our customers an incredible value proposition." said Ujesh Desai, general manager of GeForce desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "At this price point, gamers are getting more performance and features than ever before."

 

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