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Vanzagar
07-20-07, 04:08 PM
When's the 8900 due?? Approximately or guesses appreciated...

shabby
07-20-07, 04:17 PM
Sept/oct/nov/dec timeframe... but most likely november.

Monolyth
07-20-07, 05:52 PM
Yes their refresh was the 8800 Ultra, expect next gen before Christmas.

shabby
07-20-07, 08:09 PM
Yes their refresh was the 8800 Ultra, expect next gen before Christmas.

The ultra was about as a refresh as the 512meg 7800gtx was, it was simply an overclocked card to spoil ati's new card launch. I expect a die shrink of the g80 before the holidays, ati will do the same.

Digital_Trans
07-20-07, 08:34 PM
I've also heard reports of the G90-Series around Nov. or Dec. I can't wait! :)

JasonPC
07-20-07, 09:01 PM
I think NVIDIA will try to beat ATI to the punch yet again and release the next generation of cards as soon as possible. If not December, hopefully sometime in early 2008.

[EOCF] Tim
07-20-07, 09:04 PM
I think NVIDIA will try to beat ATI to the punch yet again and release the next generation of cards as soon as possible. If not December, hopefully sometime in early 2008.

They don't have to try one bit. :p

damicatz
07-20-07, 11:24 PM
I think NVIDIA will try to beat ATI to the punch yet again and release the next generation of cards as soon as possible. If not December, hopefully sometime in early 2008.

They haven't even polished the drivers for the Geforce 8 series yet. And there aren't that many games that even use DirectX 10.

Do we really need yet another new GPU this soon?

breathemetal
07-21-07, 12:10 AM
I say lets release a 8900 or 9000, then the prices for the 8800 wil go down and i can afford sli :D

Amuro
07-21-07, 12:29 AM
They haven't even polished the drivers for the Geforce 8 series yet. And there aren't that many games that even use DirectX 10.

Do we really need yet another new GPU this soon?
QFT! Fxi the drivers first goddamnit!

Joe Public
07-21-07, 04:24 PM
The way things (sadly) are going with ATI these days, I don't see why nVidia should bother with a G80 refresh. They can bide their time and work on the G90.

nV`andrew
07-21-07, 04:34 PM
I say lets release a 8900 or 9000, then the prices for the 8800 wil go down and i can afford sli :D

yeah and then i can at least afford one! :D

Redeemed
07-21-07, 04:34 PM
Historically new generations are released yearly. That means, that around november we should see the GeForce 9 series. What I'm wondering, is will nVidia actually stick to that? Or might they release an uber- GeForce 8 card (8900GTX maybe? ) that is anywhere from 33%-50% faster than the 8800Ultra to last another 6 months to year until the GeForce 9 series? Do you guys think this is possible? The 8900GTX could be on a smaller process, utilizing faster GDDR4 RAM as well, and introduce greater efficiency. Think 7800GTX --> 7900GTX. Would that be logical?

The only downside to this is it'd give AMD time to come out with a significantly more competitive product for the next round. But, with nVidia's current dominance maybe they'll feel secure enough to not worry about that? What do you guys think?

spaceigg
07-21-07, 06:51 PM
ok if there is going to be a G90 instead where is all the leaked information about, like it's happened before???? huh? huh?

shabby
07-21-07, 09:21 PM
Historically new generations are released yearly.

You mean like the 7800>7800 512m>7900, or the x1800>x1900>x1950? That was more then a year if i remember correctly, more like 18 months between a new generation.

Bokishi
07-21-07, 10:55 PM
yeah I believe there was a good 15 months between the launch of the 7800 and the 8800

nrdstrm
07-22-07, 12:19 AM
I'm guessing the G90, though I have no facts or reports to base that on...It just seems about right if Nvidia (I think I remember them saying it somewhere) wants to get to a yearly new gen release...Could be a refresh I suppose, but I doubt it...

Redeemed
07-22-07, 12:21 AM
You mean like the 7800>7800 512m>7900, or the x1800>x1900>x1950? That was more then a year if i remember correctly, more like 18 months between a new generation.

No, by generation I mean the GF 6 series to the GF 7 series, the Radeon xX series to the Radeon X1k series. There was about a year between those, and that has seemed true for generations before those. Remember, the G71 was still based off of the G70. Just as the R580 was heavily related to the R520. They are of the same generation. R420 was the generation before R520, as the NV40 was the generation before the G70- and traditionally there have been about 12 months between generations... atleast for nVidia. ATi... well... :D

john19055
07-24-07, 09:30 PM
I don't look for nvidia to be in any huury to get a G90 out ,to me they still need to get the drivers for the G80 more polished,It would not surprise me if they waited untill next year 2008.unless ATI surprises them with somthing and that is'nt looking to hopeful.