October 1st, 2008
GeForce 9800GTX and not only
We know that already for several days will be prime minister market GeForce’a 9800 GX2. The long-requested feature and submitted to the Prime Minister, which are not the only manufacturer planning systems G92. Among the new products are the next two. First, the GeForce 9800GTX in a long-standing rumors circulate on the network. Secondly, the end of the AGP slot.
In the first case refers to the new 9800GTX card based on a new chip from NVIDIA G92-400, which is credited to the card has replaced the earlier models 8800GTX/Ultra card. For a long time in network appearing on speculation about the likely premiere. In addition, NVIDIA plans to debut a market 9800GTX exactly a week after the premiere GX2. The accelerator is based on a new graphic processor G92-400, whose core (65nm technology, power 1.2v) will be strong clock 675MHz – 128 unified units (1688MHz). NVidia card certainly will be available in versions with 512MB and 1GB memory GDDR3 – 256-bit bus, 1100MHz (2200MHz). 9800GTX cheapest version may cost around 400 dollars. Three days after the “entry Smoke” NVIDIA plans to release new drivers ForceWare ozaczonych as 174.40. They are, among others GeForce’a better support the new 9600GT.
A second information from the camp NVIDIA is the official cessation of support for the already somewhat forgotten connector for graphics cards – Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP). But for various reasons, some users continue to benefit from this slot, and this message certainly not be pleased. NVIDIA after a series of complications related to an attempt to compel the new GF8xxx/9xxx to work with the old rail, said that further trials are not meaningless and suspended the project support slots. According to the manufacturer project is uneconomical. It may be recalled that ATI continues to produce their cards so that they are able to handle this connector.