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Octavean
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GeForce 7800GS Confirmed

Interesting time for video cards indeed.

»www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2615


vliktor

join:2005-07-27
Philippines
This video card, along with the 6800 GS, will effectively seal the fate of the 6800 U and the GT.


Octavean
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It was my understanding that this is the case and that it was intentional on the part of nVidia.

I had been hearing ever since the release of the 6800GS that it was supposed to be a short lived product and now with the emergence of the 7800GS everything makes sense.

The 6800GS supplants the entire 6800 line and the 7800GS may very well supplant the 6800GS. Perhaps there is room for other offerings as well, like a 7600xx and 7200xx but if the 7800GS is priced right it will be the card to have for many.

There is little doubt in my mind that nVidia could have come up with a 6800GS like card long ago (given its specs) but it would have effected the intended life span the 6800GT and above. The 6800GS looks like a low cost high performance solution to put a hurting on the competition and if that’s the case it does its job well IMO.

I will not likely buy a 6800GS (nice as it is) but I’ll probably buy a 7800GS.



deadmeat
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reply to vliktor
said by vliktor:

This video card, along with the 6800 GS, will effectively seal the fate of the 6800 U and the GT.
Nvidia stopped producing those cores several months ago. I wouldn't be surprised if the 6800GS was them selling off the left over mobile 6800 cores.
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rawgerz
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I like how the benchmarks show the 6800GS almost the same as the 6800GT, but the GS's start at $210 and the GT's $285 on newegg
pretty interestin
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PliotronX
My Katamari's Bigger Than Your Katamari

join:2000-05-13
Sunland, CA
reply to vliktor
said by vliktor:

This video card, along with the 6800 GS, will effectively seal the fate of the 6800 U and the GT.
And the 256-bit X1600XT (to be paper launched at that) ATI might be doing well in the "meat and potatoes" of the market (bargain basement crud, integrated, etc.), not to mention the X360 and later the Nintendo console, but in the segment we enthusiasts care about, ATI is getting its ass handed to it.