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New NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series GPUs Announced

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NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today redefined performance expectations for graphics cards at two of the most popular price segments for PC gamers. Available immediately, NVIDIA SLI-ready GeForce 7900 GS graphics processing units (GPUs) deliver exceptional performance and cutting-edge features at the widely-accessible $199 to $249 price point. Available September 14, 2006, the GeForce 7950 GT GPU brings screaming performance and a 512MB frame buffer to the $299 to $349 price segment.


"These new GeForce 7 Series GPUs are designed to deliver an extreme high-definition gaming and video experience at prices any gamer can afford," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "Gamers can now get more performance and features at these popular price points than ever before."

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I am actually kind of annoyed by this. The 7950GT is just a slightly beefed up 7900GT, and in reality you can already get 7900GTs with the same specs. So this just seems like a way for nVidia to put something out that is already available and market it like it is a big deal.

Now maybe if they did something to changed the reference cooler, so it was no longer the shitty one designed for a 7600, I would be more inclined to buy one.
 
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i have heard multiple rummors about nvidia launching there directx 10 cards this month, so why even bother launching there 7950s or why even bother buying them if you can get a directx 10 card? I know directx 10 isnt supose to be streamline for another 6 months but still if you can get a directx 10 card very soon why bother with a directx 9 card. The directx 10 card can run directx 9 games and once directx 10 comes out youll want to upgrade anyway to get the full experience. Another rumor i head was that there making an "emulator" for directx 10 so directx 9 card can run them, but it will have between a 20-60% loss in graphic quality. My advice is to keep the card you have now and wait till christmas time to get a directx 10 card, or if you need a gpu get a cheap one to last untill christmas or so, like an x700.
 
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Where did you hear these rumours, you need sources to back up you claims.
 
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True that, post a link.
These DX10 people are getting worst by the minute. Before long DX10 video cards will be rumored to be out this week! Problem with this, even if true, what use is it?
 

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I cant wait too see all of these people buy these DX10 cards and then complain about all of the bugs lol. DX9 is good for me for a while.
 
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why would ATI and nVidia bring out directx 10 cards now when they have just brought out the x1950xt in ATI's case and the 7950GT in nVidia's why would they release better cards just to make these obsolete (spelling?)? If there were to be directx 10 cards to be release i believe nVidia would release it first like you say as they will want to win back the market but i still think its early days yet as we dont even have a set release date for vista/directx 10.
 
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these compnaies continue to release cards based on the soon to be outdated dx9 api because there are so many gimps then see a new card as the must have, If people realy wanted to see ati and nvidia create true graphical advancements then everyone should boycott any card that isnt dx10 compliant and based on the 90nm build, until then they will continue to pump out these energy unefficient, rebranded and soon to be outdated products
 
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sources.

"Also embedded into Windows Vista is DirectX 9.0L to allow for compatibility with DirectX 9 components."
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTA0NSwyLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

(Directx 10 Launch dates.)
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,4025.html
http://www.mikeshardware.co.uk/RoadmapQ406.htm

"Consequently, Nvidia’s representatives said that the company’s latest G80 chip is already mass produced and it will probably be available on the retail market in September. On the other hand, ATIs R600 chip will be shipped in November."
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nvidia-ATI-Launch-G80-and-R600-chips-28763.shtml

(Rumor on graphics loss.)
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=16330&page=2

next time ill include them in my reply.
 

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I am actually kind of annoyed by this. The 7950GT is just a slightly beefed up 7900GT, and in reality you can already get 7900GTs with the same specs. So this just seems like a way for nVidia to put something out that is already available and market it like it is a big deal.

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yep i feel the same way as u. the 7950gt is just a 7900 gt with 512 mem same clocks prob.they already have 7900 gt's with 512 mem. so does this mean the 7900 gt is discontinued now? if not then where does it fit into the prices 7900 gs 199-250 7950 gt 299. so the 7900 gt is the same price as it always has been for a while? 250 ish?