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G80 is big, hot and sports new SLI

G80, the remaining facts
Wed Oct 25 2006, 11:36
G80, GEFORCE 8800 GTX and GTS are old news now. We learned all about the cards including the fact that it has around 700 million transistors, that, as we said many moons before, it is based on 90 nanometre process and has dual power plugs.

The G80 chip needs a lot of power and is the biggest desktop graphics chip so far. I think the image from toms hardware Italy speaks for itself. here.

Another thing that we learned is that Nvidia uses a new SLI. We saw it here originally spotted at The new SLI is dual rail stuff. It is ironic that ATI was the first to introduce such a connector that will let you have read and writes performed at the same time.

As for the rest, no one yet knows how many real pipelines this card has but you can rely on the 1.5GHz scalable clock rates. This doesn't mean much to us as in theory this card is super fast but we will be anxious to see it in action.

G80, Geforce 8800 GTX and GTS are two biggest graphic cards ever and here is the link for the retail Asus card. Samples should be distributed this week and some lucky chaps got the cards back at Nvidia's editor's dates. µ


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