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kow_ciller

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#1 10 years ago

Attention, you now magically have a GTX240 card.

The NVIDIA G92 graphics processor has had the reputation of spanning across two generations of GeForce graphics accelerators, which could well become three with talk about NVIDIA executing another re-branding to products based on the GPU. The re-branding will use the B1 revision of the G92 GPU (aka G92b), which is known to have been manufactured on the 55nm fabrication process, along with the 65nm A1 revision.

The new series created will include two SKUs based on the G92, the GeForce GTS 240 and GeForce GTS 250. These are the 112 SP and 128 SP variants of the G92 core, presently branded under 8800/9800 GT and 8800 GTS 512, 9800 GTX/GTX+ respectively. NVIDIA looks to capitalise on the sales improvement the GTX 200 series has seen for the past two or so months now, by giving it a present-generation branding. The re-branding, or rather, releasing products with the new naming scheme is said to be operationalised by February 2009.

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Is it me or are they just milking this a little too much?




-DarthMaul-

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#2 10 years ago

yeah right. so theyre "the same cards"?




kow_ciller

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#3 10 years ago

yeah. Wave your hands over your computer and PRESTO. You have a new card.




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#4 10 years ago
The new series created will include two SKUs based on the G92, the GeForce GTS 240 and GeForce GTS 250. These are the 112 SP and 128 SP variants of the G92 core, presently branded under 8800/9800 GT and 8800 GTS 512, 9800 GTX/GTX+

So, basically now i can say i have a GTS 250?

Nvidia has been fucked up ever since releasing the G92 cards with the exact same names as the old 8800s... now they are just getting worse. Can't they come up with a new card based on GT200 instead of just giving us a card two generations old with a new name?

I wonder how many people will upgrade from their 8800's thinking its better?




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#5 10 years ago

I'm not very techy, so what exactly does this mean?




*The.Doctor

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#6 10 years ago

8800GT = 9800GT = GTS 240

They are identical cards that Nvidia is selling under three different names. The 8800GT is two generations (or series) old now, and they are trying to pass it off as a brand new card.




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#7 10 years ago

nVidia have been playing this game for a while with the 9 series. My laptop, for example, has a GeForce 9500GS-M, which is identical in every way that matters to a GeForce 8600GT-M. One of the few differences is that the card draws slightly less power, but in terms of performance and functionality, they are identical.

It really irks me when companies pull this sort of stunt. Maybe if they weren't busy bitching over the integrated market with Intel they might be able to spare some time to develop some new silicon...




-DarthMaul-

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#8 10 years ago

Im thinking of leaving my favorite company(Yes im an nVIDIA fanboy) but I dont know shit about ATi everything ive always worked with was nVIDIA but this pisses me off.




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#9 10 years ago

Does it matter? The 8800GT may not be cutting edge anymore, but the 240 and 250 are the midrange GTX cards and that's exactly where the 8800GT etc stand right now. If they've already got the product, manufacturing facilities etc then why shouldn't they?

The GTX280 offers the best they can bring to the market right now. Below that you're not going to see much development or advancement. Low-and-midrange cards have always been recycled from the advancements made in previous generations of high-end cards. It may not be as blatant as what nVidia is doing now but that's how it works.




DarkKrucifix7

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#10 10 years ago

"If it aint broke don't fix it" < probably what nvidia is thinking

@ DarthMaul: Not going to tell you to do it....unless you really want to, since it is your decision...

but, ATI actually tries to make new cards with each series....and are really good with price for performance.

I noticed Nvidia tends to sell much higher...kinda like Intel vs AMD