NVIDIA 7800 series details emerge

By Derek Sooman on
While we are on the subject of the Computex trade show, it seems that the next-generation graphics processor from NVIDIA has also been spotted at the event. The 7800 series is expected to be announced by NVIDIA during the next few days. One quick bit of information that is readily available is that the high end models will not carry the "Ultra" name any longer, and will instead use the add-on "GTX". There will also be a basic 7800 model, as well as a "GT" model.

The graphics processors will be equipped with up to 512 MByte memory, support SLI and will be built in an 110nm process by TSMC. There is no reliable information on the potential of the cards at this time. However, manufacturers claim the 7800 will "clearly" outperform the 6800.

Sources mentioned that pricing of 7800 cards should be in line with the 6800 series and come in between $550 and $600 for the GTX model. But the almost traditional short supply of the new generation processors is likely to significantly inflate the price of 7800 cards.

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