Nvidia's 8800 Ultra To Counter ATi R600 By End Of May

"NVIDIA is apparently ready to counter the challenge of ATI's R600 come May."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 27/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: ocworkbench

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According to our online source, Nvidia is getting its highly anticipated 8800 Ultra ready to do battle with ATI's R600 come the end of May. The card is rumoured at this point, to retail for around the US$1000 mark.

The source has suggested that there may be two reasons as to why Nvidia has decided to drag out the 8800 Ultra:

1) NVIDIA just wants to show that they are technically more superior by launching something faster than the 8800GTX and ATi R600 just in time for R600 launch; or

2) NVIDIA has already conceded defeat before official benchmarks gets out to the net. To counter they have to lanuch another model to counter R600.

Which do you consider to be the most plausable scenario of the two?

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26-03-2007, 07:03:55

Qimonda, the leading global supplier for DRAM memory products apparently intends to skip the GDDR4 graphics memory technology generation in favor of GDDR5. More in the news article

26-03-2007, 07:26:47

"GDDR5 now is intended to offer the missing low-power capability, along with tripling the performance of today's 800 MHz GDDR3 chips."

/me drool

More bandwidth please :yumyum:

26-03-2007, 09:21:31

mmmm gotta love the thought of triple bandwidth :)

26-03-2007, 10:13:48

Less power and more bandwidth, yes please!

26-03-2007, 11:19:32

Tech moves to fast for my wallet :(

26-03-2007, 11:48:03

GDDR4 hasn't even appeared properly yet!! CRAZY! :eek:

26-03-2007, 12:17:02

PP Mguire
Who cares? Just means faster hardware for us.

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