Friday, February 13th 2009

NVIDIA Preparing GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition, Readying GTS 200 Series

NVIDIA is going ahead with the launch schedule of the GeForce GTS 200 series, that consist of products based on the current-generation G92 GPU. It is known that the GTS 240 and GTS 250 are re-branded 9800 GT and 9800 GTX+ respectively. The 9800 GTX+ SKU will officially be renamed GTS 250 on March 3. One can expect NVIDIA partners to come up with cheaper SKUs that fit into the US $ 130 range, lower than the current $150 range 9800 GTX+ and ATI Radeon HD 4850 compete in.

The GTS 240 on the other hand, will be introduced soon with a newer price-range of around $100, lower than the $120 mark the 9800 GT revolves around. This should make it more competitive against the Radeon HD 4830, which is currently winning in the price/performance figure. Additionally, the company is preparing a GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition, which carries forward the design methodology of the 9600 GT Green Edition: lowering the GPU voltage and slightly reducing the clock speeds. It is expected to carry clock speeds of 550/1375/900 MHz (core/shader/memory) against the reference 9800 GT specifications of 600/1500/900 MHz. The new SKU might be priced at a premium over the GTS 240, at around $ 120.Source: VR-Zone 1, 2
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4 Comments on NVIDIA Preparing GeForce 9800 GT Green Edition, Readying GTS 200 Series

#1
ShadowFold
Rebadges! I can't wait for these!

Seriously tho. If they can get a 9800GT to 80$ and remove the 6pin they will have a winrar.
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#2
Cheeseball
...remove the 6pin they will have a winrar.
This will be impossible. The G92/G92b (65nm/55nm) with 112 cores still idles around 60 to 70 watts. The PCI-E (1.0x) slot only provides up to 75 watts, so it probably won't be wise to remove the PCI-E connector.

The 9600GT should be able to make do without a PCI-E connector. I wonder what happened there. :wtf:
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btarunr
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by: Cheeseball
The 9600GT should be able to make do without a PCI-E connector. I wonder what happened there. :wtf:
Some manufacturers are planning to release 9600 GT Green Edition cards without power connectors.
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#4
Castiel
Well these cards would be good for folding.
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