In the latest Detonator FX 45.33 drivers that address flickering issues of the GeForce FX 5900-series there are identification strings for NVIDIA soon-to-be-released code-named NV38 GPU. Apparently, the official brand name for the part will be the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra.
We told you earlier that the NV38 will be an improved version of the NV35 chip also known as the GeForce FX 5900-family. The GeForce FX 5950 Ultra will be considerably faster compared to the current GeForce FX 5900 Ultra. Performance improvement may be as high as about 25% in certain cases, according to preliminary estimates based on the historical data about performance gains in the sane families of graphics chips. The newcomer will be showcased during Computex Taipei 2003 later this month with actual availability in late October or early November depending on the region.