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

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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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    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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    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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    Some manufacturers are planning to release 9600 GT Green Edition cards without power connectors.
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    Well these cards would be good for folding.

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