Friday, November 16th 2007

NVIDIA Prepares Early Launch of G98 in December

NVIDIA will launch its new G98 GPU in early December according to DigiTimes. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will both serve as foundries for the new chip. The 65nm-made G98 was set for launch in January 2008, a time-frame that is close to the launch schedule of rival AMD's RV620, but thanks to the buoyant sales of G80 and growing attention for the G92, NVIDIA is preparing to launch the G98 sooner than originally planned. The official name for G98 will be GeForce 8400GS. Concerned over a future ramp of GPUs, including the G92 for the mainstream market, as well as possible capacity shortages at TSMC, NVIDIA will also place G98 foundry orders at TSMC's rival UMC.Source: DigiTimes
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16 Comments on NVIDIA Prepares Early Launch of G98 in December

#1
LiNKiN
Staff
An 8400GS......so what's the big deal? :p: Or did I miss something?
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#2
malware
by: LiNKiN
An 8400GS......so what's the big deal? :p: Or did I miss something?
You can't always want manufacturers to relase high-end cards only. ;) This is a good solution for the low segment.
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LiNKiN
Staff
by: malware
You can't always want manufacturers to relase high-end cards only. ;) This is a good solution for the low segment.
Agreed. However, the "G98" is what threw me off. Just seems backwards to me. :p
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#4
Xaser04
I am slightly confused. Isn't there already a 8400GS?!
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#6
jocksteeluk
8400 gs - for the next generation of multimedia calculators, see all those graphs come to life with direct x 10.
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#7
Scrizz
by: jocksteeluk
8400 gs - for the next generation of multimedia calculators, see all those graphs come to life with direct x 10.
:laugh:
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#8
FatForester
by: jocksteeluk
8400 gs - for the next generation of multimedia calculators, see all those graphs come to life with direct x 10.
Yea, I could actually see PR saying something like that.. "Excel and Matlab graphs come to LIFE!!"
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#9
a111087
as i understand, this is just updated 8400gs
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#10
newbielives
They should rename the news title to "NVIDIA Prepares Early Launch of 8400gs in December"
as I too was sucked into this thread watering for a device made to pwn 8800 Ultras like slugs bathing in salt
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#11
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Where the hell and when the hell are they going to get to the 9xxx series cards?
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#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Can you play just any DX 10 game with medium settings using a 8400 GS ?
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#13
a111087
by: btarunr
Can you play just any DX 10 game with medium settings using a 8400 GS ?
lol, no, 8600gt has troubles getting 30fps in crysis
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#14
pentastar111
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Where the hell and when the hell are they going to get to the 9xxx series cards?
Thats what I'm waiting for..:)
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#15
Spunky
The one thing I hate about NVIDIA. The ONE THING I hate, is that they sometimes take more backwards steps than forwards steps.
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
ATI has success in the midrange and lowrange market, perhaps they want to as well (nvidia). Granted, the G98 was supposed to be an upgrade to the 8900, or so we were all led to believe.
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