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Olin Coles from Benchmarkreviews attented NVIDIA's Editor's Day 2008 event last week:

Each year NVIDIA hosts a invite-only event for industry editors. Everyone from reviewers to magazine editors were on hand to learn the reasons behind NVIDIA's latest graphics processor launch. At this editor's day event, the heads of technology converge for a day of demos and discussion - and a few nice surprises. Benchmark Reviews was pleased to receive an invitation into this exclusive event, and looked forward to the opportunity to share thoughts with the biggest name in the graphics market.

Prior to actually experiencing the NVIDIA Editor's Day event, I was a little bit concerned that my time would taken up with buzz-word marketing pitches and hard-line product comparisons. To my complete surprise, there wasn't a single moment that had me feeling green-washed. Actually, the opposite was true; at several points throughout various topic discussions the NVIDIA staff would often times point out where a competitors product might have done better than their own in a last-generation product lines. In fact, there were many times where the discussion felt more like a tech discussion than the voice of an industry leader. At its core, the NVIDIA Editor's Day event was about a sharing concepts and developmental ideas with the theme Gaming Beyond: Beyond Gaming.


You can check it out his coverage over here. Coles signed an NDA so he isn't allowed to share all the details about NVIDIA's upcoming products but in his coverage he hints that NVIDIA's upcoming GT200 GPU will offer a dramatic performance upgrade. He hints we're not going to get a measly 25 percent performance boost but something much larger than that we saw when NVIDIA moved from the GeForce 7 series to the GeForce 8 series:

Just wait until June 17th when the GTX 200 series of GPU's launch, and you'll start asking yourself when you last witnessed such a dramatic technology improvement. If you thought the GeForce 8 series blew the 7-series out of the water, this is going to leave you in shock. That's not my own marketing spin... Benchmark Reviews is presently testing the new GeForce video card.
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I believe it, Nvidia has put A LOT of time into this card. As for me, I will be waiting for the 55nm revision.
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Supposedly the base model starts at $450. Higher tier cards will be over $600. At least that's what the rumors are. They will probably be higher performance than the ATI counterpart but the crucial dollar to performance ratio is what usually wins over the masses.
    
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I'm not even remotely interested until:

1. Price drop

2. 55nm refresh. 236W?? Seriously?
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Larger increase than 7800GTX to 8800GTX - well, I'm interested. I thought this was just more of the same on a smaller process, but I guess not.

I'll at least keep my eyes and ears open for it but I have a feeling it will be too hot and expensive for my tastes this year.
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well at least their not saying the 9 series blew the 8 series out of the water.

Everyone likes price drops, I'm most likey gonna buy these cards during Christmas, w/e is the better choice from ati/nvidia

240w is just crazy, more crazy than the 2900XT. I don't expect nvidia to make any 55nm cards until the next generation after this but thats just me.

So in the end, i like to look for performance per watt, amd (CPU wise) kinda blows at that and we'll see if HD 4870x2 will be better or Geforce 280.
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Larger increase than 7800GTX to 8800GTX - well, I'm interested. I thought this was just more of the same on a smaller process, but I guess not.
Exactly! That sounds really good.

Wonder who is right this one or spoiled sport Inquirer.
    
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lol this is a semi-repost, this article is a summary of an article that was already posted

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ay-2008-a.html
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what i really hope is that they do to these cards, whatever they did to the 9600GT to make it extremely powerful. On paper the 9600GT looks like crap (64 Shader processors) but it almost performs as well as an 8800GT which has 112 shader processors.
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Hope its as good as they say it will be. I've been waiting for months..
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