Cheaper GeForce 8800 Cards In Mid Feb

"NVIDIA, apparently will release cheaper GeForce 8800 cards next month to increase pressure on current the ATi X1950 lineup. Targeting at X1950XT 256MB predominantly. Read on to find out more..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 11/01/07
Author: PV5150
Source: VR-Zone

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Earlier we brought to your attention, the rumour that Nvidia were preparing to introduce cheaper versions of the 8800 series graphics cards - the G84 and G86 respectively. Well according to our source, NVIDIA will release cheaper GeForce 8800 cards next month to increase pressure on the current ATi X1950 lineup, targeting the X1950XT 256MB predominantly.

The new cards will based on the same 8800GTS GPU (96 unified, 24 texture processors and 20 ROPs). It has the same core and memory clock speeds but half the memory size of the current 8800GTS cards. The card will still be known as GeForce 8800GTS but comes with 320MB GDDR3 memories in 10 x 8M*32 array so the memory bus width remains unchanged at 320bit. The card length is the same as the current 8800GTS card at 9 inches and it is still a dual slot. The performance is close to the current 8800GTS 640M but it is US$100 cheaper. Does a price tag of US$299 sounds good to you?

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10-01-2007, 18:00:08

Jim

This is probably the first OC3D review I'm really saddened by.

XMS man, please if you have time retest these! GKX's should do 600MHz so easy!

Please make sure you were at

Twr - 6
Trrd - 5
Twtr - 3

The RAM should have done 600MHz 5-5-5-5-15 @ 2.5v.

At 1000MHz they should do

CAS - 4
TRCD - 4
TRP - 4
TRAS - 7 (Or Lower, try 6, 5 & 4.)
TRC - 12
TWR - 6
TRRD - 5
TWTR - 3



With 2.2-2.35v.

If the BIOS doesn't have the proper RAM settings available, you can get Memset.

Oh, and test with active cooling (of some sort). D9 pumps out a lot better results with a breeze.

GL man.



Its not having it i'm afraid mate. It does very little over 566mhz with stability.

As for active cooling - it makes it a bit unfair on previously tested modules.

10-01-2007, 18:52:54

NickS
Wow really? That's some TERRIBLE GKX then. Jeez. Most D9GMH does better.

Nevertheless, great review Jim :)

10-01-2007, 19:01:44

NoL
Could we see a different approach?
Possibly set for 4/3/3/8 and then go for max mhz at 2.4v vs just a show of a rating?

10-01-2007, 19:04:24

Jim

Wow really? That's some TERRIBLE GKX then. Jeez. Most D9GMH does better.

Nevertheless, great review Jim :)



Looking around, many of the other reviews of these kits haven't done even 566mhz :(

I just tried again, and its a total non-booter at even 580mhz :( The 680i chipset has many more options over the P965/975X so mebe i'll explore some of those tomorrow.

10-01-2007, 21:14:00

NoL
Um Nicks, GKX generally wants more than 2.4V thats why. ;)

11-01-2007, 05:01:46

Jim

Could we see a different approach?
Possibly set for 4/3/3/8 and then go for max mhz at 2.4v vs just a show of a rating?



Unfortunately it wouldn't even go down to 4-3-3-12 @ 2.4v :(

11-01-2007, 05:39:30

GrimReaper

Unfortunately it wouldn't even go down to 4-3-3-12 @ 2.4v :(


Nice review Jim :wavey:

looks like really badly bined GKX memory :( 4-4-4-12 at 2.4V :eek:

my memory does 1050 4-4-4-12 with 2.2V

cellshock GKX and GMH memory have 8 layer PCB this really helps them OC better and handle more voltages :D

11-01-2007, 23:25:32

NickS
8-Layer PCB is gimmicky IMO. If it was that good, other manufs would be all over it too.

@ NOL, I don't think GKX likes that much more voltage than GMH. All I know is, GMH is very sensitive to voltage and WILL degrade >2.3v.

11-01-2007, 23:29:57

NoL
8-Layer PCB isnt a gimmick, its been proven time in and time out to increase the tolerances and life span of the ram.

12-01-2007, 02:24:03

Pyr0
other manufacturers are starting to jump on the 8 layer pcbs for their highest kits like the ocz flexXLC mem and teamgroup pc2-9600 & pc2-8500 C4
as well as improving the voltage tolerance it also helps to decrease the ammount of noise, crosstalk and interference of signals allowing for more stable operation at higher speeds/voltages
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