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NVIDIA, AMD to launch next-gen GPUs next month

by Parm Mann on 16 May 2008, 11:52


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Tony Smith of The Register reports:

AMD and NVIDIA will next month launch their next-gen GPUs. NVIDIA is already telling us to expect something big early in June, and online reports claim AMD will announce its offering round about the same time.

The launches centre on the COMPUTEX show in Taipei, which takes place in the first week of June. That said, Asian websites citing industry moles reckon the new GPUs won't appear in shops until the middle of the month.

NVIDIA's next-gen part is the GeForce GTX 200, it's claimed - an interesting moniker that puts the model number last. Hopefully, this is a sign that the chip maker is indeed working to simplify its product line-up. The codename's 'D10U'. Reports list two models: the GTX 260 and the GTX 280.

AMD, meanwhile, is readying its Radeon HD 4800 series, initially comprising the 4850 - said to be targeting the $229 price point - with the $349 4870 coming later on in June. A dual-GPU version, the 4870 X2, will follow in Q3, it's said.

The 4870 is said to support GDDR 5 memory.

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Thanks for the heads up, I need a new gfx card, guess my 7800gt will have to last about a month or so.
any point in asking whether an AGP version of the 4870 card at any point? no.. i thought not..

nice to see the low price point for the AMD's, might tempt alot of people to buy them… just hope they release them on time and have no hardware bugs..

NVIDIA needs a whoopin' to stop it releasing semi-pointless interim cards that only serve to keep us confused…
Have to wonder whether $229 is a RRP or street price and what the likely street price will be in UK inc VAT….

4850 is likely to be great value and also low power consumption (10W idle) compared to Nvidia's power hungry (and perhaps more powerful) cards. Ultimate performance isn't all things to all men!
Easiest way to work out the maximum damage they're likely to sting you for is simply to change the dollar symbol into a pound sign :P

It's what Apple do anyway!

That said, it's likely to be competitive with Nvidia, so i would guess about the 160 price point?
so when does the NDA on GT200 end?