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[FUD] GT200 is Geforce GTX 280

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Written by Fuad Abazovic Thursday, 15 May 2008 13:00

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Nvidia has dared to make a drastic move in its naming convention. According to several sources close to the company, the new flagship chip codenamed GT200 and D10U-30 and D10U-20 will end up with Geforce GTX 280 brand for the faster card.

There will be one more branded as Geforce GTX 260 and this would be the one that many believed will be branded as Geforce 9900GT.

The launch is scheduled for the 25th week of the year and it should take place between 16th and 20th of June. The name comes after Roy Tailor the Vice President of The way its meant to be played said that Nvidia’s names got a bit to complicated.

We remember that John Byrne, Vice president of graphics, said the same as ATI lost its XT and PRO suffixes in its names. We believe that Nvidia learned from ATI that this actually did help and therefore they are doing the same, the bigger number means better, at east in their three digit brands.
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It's from FUD as denoted by the title tag, so please don't feel compelled to remind everyone... As always take news from FUD with a pinch of salt.
Edited by MasterKromm - 5/15/08 at 6:11am
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I wouldn't say the naming of the cards got confusing it was more the new G92 revisions that put ppl's backs up.
 
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It's confusing as it is already thanks for adding to the confusion Nvidia.
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That's a lot sooner than I remember reading. We always hear things ahead of time regarding Ati production, and that yields are good and production already began, but I don't remember reading anything in that regard on the next thing from Nvidia, all I see is news on the new cards naming convention, or their speculated specifications.
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If they do this, they seriously need to work on their naming department. I realize the GTX is the "high up" video card that they have that people identify as being "great" but seriously, numbers after it?
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Originally Posted by ryboto View Post
That's a lot sooner than I remember reading. We always hear things ahead of time regarding Ati production, and that yields are good and production already began, but I don't remember reading anything in that regard on the next thing from Nvidia, all I see is news on the new cards naming convention, or their speculated specifications.
You are correct, 3 weeks ago GT200 was slated for a July launch...

http://vr-zone.com/articles/Nvidia_U...Q2Q3/5738.html
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But it would be cool. Having 4 digits for a product ID is completely silly especially when the last two are zeros...
    
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I think the current names work just fine. The problem arrives when cards are revised from the ground up, yet not renamed, (8800GTS) and when cards are renamed to fit into a new product series yet remain exactly the same. (9600GT, well, most of the 9 series really)

I still think their Tegra trademark is for the next desktop graphics line.
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NVISION is August 25-27th... I wonder if NVIDIA will announce anything there...
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If this is right, then I am right. I said a good while ago that Nvidia released the half-arsed 9-series to do away with the xxxxGT scheme and roll it back around on the GT200.
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