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G70 is the next generation Nvidia

Does G stand for whizz?
Wed Feb 23 2005, 15:50
WE FINALLY managed to get the next generation codename for Nvidia's high end card. Actually, the guys at managed to get a 75.10 driver and read what's inside the driver inf file. These guys whre lucky enough to see the new codename, and it's currently called G70. You can check what they have to say, here.

We were able to verify the info and we know that G70 is actually the real codename for Nvidia next generation high end product. We don't have a clue why Nvidia dropped its NV number nomenclature but this might actually mean that Nvidia is turning the page and that it will present something out of this world.

The G70 won't be based on any existing NV40 marchitecture and it won't be anything like NV47.5, we mean not just an upgrade to existing marchitecture.

We still don't know when it will surface but we do know it will be SLI capable. So whatever one G70 scores two G70 will score close to twice as much, theoretically. Nvidia wants to make a lot of noise about SLI as it's alone in this market, at least for now. Later on ATI will jump in with its own version of SLI as well, that will be the second big battle of the current graphic wars.

I expect this card to show up later than R520 but I could be wrong. We have to congratulate Nvidia for keeping this codename secret for so long. µ


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