Monday, November 26th 2007

G92-Based 8800GTS 512 Could Possibly Arrive December 11th

It would seem as though NVIDIA is celebrating the day that I get my full drivers license, sans passenger restrictions, by releasing the revamped NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 512, based on the impressive G92 micro-architecture. The new 8800GTS 512 will only come in one flavor, which, as the name suggests, will sport 512MB of 256-bit VRAM. This is opposed to the previous versions, which ship with either 320MB or 640MB of 320-bit VRAM. The new 8800GTS 512 will come with 128 Stream processors, a welcome improvement from the previous 96 Stream processors. The new 8800GTS also has another welcome surprise: an engine clock of 650MHz, higher than any 8800 series GPU before it. Current rumor has it that the 8800GTS 512's 512MB of VRAM will be clocked at roughly 1.96GHz. The 8800GTS 512 should be available on December 11th for between $299 and $349 USD.Source: Reg Hardware
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30 Comments on G92-Based 8800GTS 512 Could Possibly Arrive December 11th

#1
trt740
DarkMatter said:
The shader clock on the 3870, as in R600, is the same as the core clock. In this case 775Mhz.
It would rock a card with such shading power though. It would be near 1,5 TFlops. :eek:



Nope, it won't. Different SP, TMU and ROP quantity. It's a different architecture. Better said it's a different arrangement of the same architecture, but still different. It would work if the difference was only in clock speeds.
Okay here it is the 3870 777 mghz no wonder it's slower than the 8800 series theirs run at 1350 to 1650 depending on the card. Also look how much bigger the texture fillrate is for the 8800 gt wow!!!!!


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effmaster
trt740 said:
Okay here it is the 3870 777 mghz no wonder it's slower than the 8800 series theirs run at 1350 to 1650 depending on the card. Also look how much bigger the texture fillrate is for the 8800 gt wow!!!!!



Wow indeed I may just be buying an 8800 GT in the far future sometime this Spring when I build my Gaming computer
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Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
DarkMatter said:
Agreed. 100% ;)



What did you want to say there? It's obviously some kind of typo. You mixed two different sentences in one, like "shader clock being moved from 740 to XXX and memory from 2000 to 2400" or something...
Jesus, I nearly fainted at that.....you been taking pills today? I see you are still on the "War and peace" pills tho.....not good :p
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#4
newconroer
zekrahminator said:
No no, clock speeds are faster than the 8800Ultra, that doesn't mean that there are less shaders ;).
Saying that you should buy an 8800GTS because of higher clock speeds than an 8800Ultra is like saying you should buy a 3.6GHz P4 because it's faster than the 2.8GHz A64 FX-59 :p.
Tatty_One said:
IMO.....Nope, firstly because we dont yet know how well these will overclock, yes they have a few stream processors more and of course they will be quicker at stock but if they say only hit 740mhz on an overclock and with a very small BIOS mod the 8800GT will hit 780Mhz then the performance difference will prob be fairly small for upto $100 difference in price (once prices settle down).
Well no, it is worth the extra between the GT and GTS, because the GTS has more stock shader power per second than the Ultra. It also comes with the same (or better) texture filling rates than that of the GT (which was better than the Ultra, a result of the G92 architecture, which allows the GT -with it's lower VRAM capacity) to hold fairly well with only 512 RAM).

Now, you can add on the frequencies. Higher core, higher shader clock etc.

If these prices are accurate, it's definatley more valuable than the GT, especially considering the original GTS was over $400 for quite a while.

As things stand now, this card will carry all the advantages of both the GT and Ultra. You simply cannot go wrong there, and no overclocked GT or Ultra will out-do it (save extreme resolutions with an Ultra)
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Huxley2k7
When do they start showing up for pre-order? Will they come to the UK later?
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