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NVIDIA has recently unveiled some spicy info on their latest G92 developments. This is the successor of the current G80 GPU and according to Michael Hara, vice president of the "green" company, the chip will be ready by Christmas 2007. This means that NVIDIA will try to update their high-end graphics card sector every fourth semester in the years to come. This release cycle was adopted with the G80 GPU last year, leaving the mid-range and low-end products for a spring release.
While ATI postponed their high-end R600 GPU series in order to be released with the mainstream and entry level models (this did not work according to plan, as the HD2600 and HD 2400 cards have been postponed for a June release), NVIDIA doesn't see the benefit in releasing all three ranges of cards together. This is quite awkward for NVIDIA, considering that the mainstream and entry-level products yield the greatest income for the company.

However, this accelerated release cycle puts AMD/ATI in a delicate position. Although AMD is readying the Barcelona quad-cores for a Q3/Q4 2007 release, ATI is supposed to release the R650 GPUs in Q3 this year. This gives NVIDIA a one year advantage over ATI, because, as I mentioned before, the GeForce 9800 series should hit the market in Q4 2007.

NVIDIA also claims that the upcoming G92 is set to break the 1 Teraflops barrier. The 8800 is capable of about 330 Gflops, which means the green team is suggesting that the 9800 could be three times more powerful. Keeping in mind that ATI's R600 can deliver 450 GigaFlops, this would be an outstanding generation leap for NVIDIA, as it usually makes its updated generations two times faster than the previous ones. ATI has some similar performance rates with their upcoming FireStream architecture, but what exactly are we going to do with all this graphics power? When we think of games such as Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 cranked up to 2560X1600 and full eye candy activated, 1 Teraflops may seem just enough for a smooth gameplay.
 

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wow... i really hope this is true, the rate that video cards are improving is astounding. my 7950gt was top of the line like 8 months ago. now they are coming out with things that are several times more powerfull than it in a few months... go green team!
 

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wow... i really hope this is true, the rate that video cards are improving is astounding. my 7950gt was top of the line like 8 months ago. now they are coming out with things that are several times more powerfull than it in a few months... go green team!

Yeah the 8800 was already twice as powerfull, and this new one would be 6 times better haha.
 

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I think the green team is the only team right now. AMD took ATI down with it.
 

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I think the green team is the only team right now. AMD took ATI down with it.


Easy now man... ATI is kinda slow at making functioning drivers for cards
 

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my 7950gt was top of the line like 8 months ago.

No, it wasn't... there was the 7900GTX and 7950GX2 on the nVidia side.
 

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the 9800GTX will cost probably like 1000$ which is more than the sum of the parts I am getting for my new build
 

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You'll be lucky if it only costs $1,000 each at launch.
 

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the 9800GTX will cost probably like 1000$ which is more than the sum of the parts I am getting for my new build

i read somewhere that the G92 were set to be released in conjuction with the next nvidia price cuts. The 8800gts's would stay the same price while the GTX and ultra would go down to somewhere around 450-550. And the G92 would fill in the 550+ scale.
 

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I'm going to wait till like April May time to upgrade my gpu and cpu. Gonna give this new stuff coming out some time to drop in price and get better drivers.
 

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I think its funny that everyone laughs at AMD/ATI and talks about them like they are at deaths door. Now they certainly don't have much to cheer about right now, but keep in mind that the same thing happened to Intel. Intel's chips basically sucked for almost 5 YEARS. Then they pulled their head out of you know where and made an awesome product, and now everyone acts like Intel has been their best friend since they were 2 years old.

The AMD/ATI merger was intended to benefit both companies not neccesarily in the short term, but in the 5+ year way. They are trying to do something that nVidia CAN'T do by itself, which is make CPU(s)+GPU(s)=1 chip

So for now, its Intel's and nVidia's game, but it hasn't always been that way, and its doubtful it will be forever.
 

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i read somewhere that the G92 were set to be released in conjuction with the next nvidia price cuts. The 8800gts's would stay the same price while the GTX and ultra would go down to somewhere around 450-550. And the G92 would fill in the 550+ scale.
Most GTX's are allready around 470, atleast in the netherlands
 
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