Nvidia bringing 320MB version of the 8800 GTS

By Justin Mann on January 16, 2007, 9:23 PM
The very high cost of the 8800 series of nVidia's cards has been a turn off to some, and nVidia is reaching out to them. Starting sometime in February, nVidia will be releasing a 320MB model of the 8800 GTS, bringing along with it a reduced pricetag over the beefier 640MB version. On top of being a second iteration, it also has less hardware composing it, meaning it should have a good chunk taken off the price.

Aside from the reduced amount of memory, all other specs for the card are identical to the 8800 GTS. It'll be supplied as a reference, so many card makers may end up doing creative things with it. They also announced that several other iterations of the G80 are to be expected early this year.




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Gamingmage said:
but won't this make the potential games for dx10 less graphically great because they have to lower the standards for which they can work even lower now because when designing a game they tend to shoot for the lowest of the low(of graphics cards and graphics processing) so they can grab all of the market share right? so this is a help for some but hurt for games i guess......idk just thinking outloud
Kaleid said:
Well, looking by steam statistics people have far from as good cards such as the x1900 series, I believe only about 2% have a card in this performance range (some of course have Nvidia equivalent) so I suppose lowering the memory on such a good cards won't really do a thing for gamedevelopers, perhaps it's a positive since a faster card becomes more affordable..
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