Nvidia to phase out 8800GTS in favour of the new 9800GTX
"With the release of the 9800GTX, Nvidia are set to phase out the 8800GTS"
Published: 10th April 2008 | Source: Fudzilla |
Fudzilla have reported that with the launch of the 9800GTX, Nvidia now plan to phase out the 8800GTS series. With both cards being based around the G92 chip, the thinking seems to be just market the more powerful GTX which boasts support of Hybrid Power, Tri SLI and has a bigger, more efficient cooler.
With very little to choose between the two cards performance wise at stock clocks, there isn't much point in having both cards out costing two different prices. If one had to go, it isn't going to be the brand new GTX. That said the 8800GTS isn't exactly old. While the 8800GTS can be had for about £175, the 9800GTX will set you back an extra £25 with prices starting from £200.
One big plus of the new GTX though is its overclockability. People are reporting massive overclocks on stock settings far beyond what is achievable on the 8800GTS thus widening the performance gap a little.