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sh*tshot
11-16-02, 08:39 PM
I'm sure many of you have recently read this story on x-bit labs which claimed to have revealed NV30 name. Right after this was posted, many disputed this as a hoax or a rumor. I must admit so did I. But...now I know its true. Want to know what convinced me? Click on the link to find out ;)


http://warp2search.net/article.php?sid=8485&mode=thread&order=0

thcdru2k
11-16-02, 08:43 PM
it'll grow on people..just like the other geforce 1-4 did. $360 is a much better price than the estimated $400.

Stealthy
11-16-02, 08:53 PM
I guess i'll have to let the name grow on me, its the product and not the name that really counts anyway! :p

$360 US is a very good price! After converting to Canadian dollars and adding taxes, it saves almost $100 CDN compared to $400! :)

demonized
11-16-02, 09:32 PM
hurray to us canadians:)

ricercar
11-17-02, 12:32 AM
> GeForceFX

I bet dollars to donuts NVIDIA will add a 5x00 series number for binning.

GeForce 5600 FX
GeForce 5400 FX
GeForce 5200 FX

etc.

I certainly hope the next gen low-end cards aren't named

GeForce 560 FX MX
GeForce 540 FX MX
GeForce 520 FX MX...

puke on that.

thcdru2k
11-17-02, 12:36 AM
i'd think they'd put the fx included with the geforce.

i'm thinking nv35 will be the geforcefx 2. and so on and so on till the next time nvidia makes a major change in architecture.

Uttar
11-17-02, 06:01 AM
Yeah, you're probably right thcdru2k, but GeFX 2 sounds better than Geforce FX 2 - that just becomes *TOO* long IMHO. GeForce FX is fine, however.


Uttar

Nutty
11-17-02, 07:52 AM
I'm pretty sure its not called GeforceFX. The only place that that name came from is www.geforcefx.com, and that site is not linked to nvidia in anyway.

Besides which they said they were completely dropping the "Geforce" name for nv30 ages ago.

Uttar
11-17-02, 07:57 AM
They said it wasn't going to be called "GeForce 5" - nothing else...


Uttar

Philibob
11-17-02, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by Nutty
The only place that that name came from is www.geforcefx.com, and that site is not linked to nvidia in anyway.
The name was actually on NVIDIAs website until just after warp2search posted that article :)

Nutty
11-17-02, 09:42 AM
I still reckon it'll be called something else.

thcdru2k
11-17-02, 10:19 AM
if you read the first post, it was mentioned in an investors article. its practically 99% GeForce FX

nutball
11-17-02, 11:09 AM
Well I guess we'll find out in about 12 hours time!

Mustn't forget the power of a brand name though. I remember similar discussions before Voodoo 5 was launched. "Yuh, calling it Voodoo would be lame. I think they should call it KillerMaxBlasterForce!". Voodoo it was.

Voodoo was a brand name which even the unsavvy public were familiar with. So is GeForce. So is Pentium. Why change a winning formula?

fantomas
11-17-02, 10:52 PM
I bet my geforce 3 and my via chipset that Nvidia go for the Geforce FX name. Anand (http://www.anandtech.com/news/webnews.html?newdate=11%2F17%2F2002&frontid=#17643) is reporting GeforceFX, and his opinion is backed by solid industry connections. To back HIS claim up he links a screenshot of nvidias page that says FX...

here: http://www.anandtech.com/news/webnews.html?newdate=11%2F17%2F2002&frontid=#17643

:)

fantomas
11-17-02, 10:53 PM
oops the last link is the article, this is the right link:
http://www.warp2search.net/images/geforce_fx/before.jpg

thcdru2k
11-17-02, 10:54 PM
i'll take you up on that bet!

but uh..i have nothin to give lol

Falkentyne
11-18-02, 04:26 AM
GeforceFX 2 too long?

Um....I guess you weren't around when Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo (or Super Street fighter 2: The Grandmaster's Challenge) came out, now were you? :)

stncttr908
11-18-02, 08:24 AM
$360 sounds mighty swell to me. I'll take that $40 extra and buy an Audigy 2 instead of the Audigy OEM for my next system.

vvolkman
11-18-02, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by Falkentyne
GeforceFX 2 too long?

Um....I guess you weren't around when Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo (or Super Street fighter 2: The Grandmaster's Challenge) came out, now were you? :)

No, what will really make me nauxeous will be:
GeForce FX Ultra
GeForce FX Pro
GeForce FX GTS
GeForce FX MX
GeForce FX2 MX3 Rocky IV
GeForce FX Golden (Shower) Sample
etc

Pafet
11-18-02, 12:00 PM
No, what will really make me nauxeous will be:
GeForce FX Ultra
GeForce FX Pro
GeForce FX GTS
GeForce FX MX
GeForce FX2 MX3 Rocky IV
GeForce FX Golden (Shower) Sample
etc

LOLOLOL Rocky LOLOL Shower :p

FX MX = the sound when recharging health on half-life

emotionstation
11-18-02, 02:29 PM
Hey nutty. You just got schooled ;)

GeforceFX.

http://www.nvidia.com/

:D