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Nvidia Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its famous GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card, which is based on the recently unveiled code-named G92 graphics processing unit (GPU). The new board has chances to offer unprecedented computing power and increase performance in modern games at price-points below $349.

The new GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB graphics card based on the G92 chip features 128 stream processors at 1626MHz, 64 texturing units, 16 render back-ends as well as 256-bit memory bus. The base clock for the chip is 650MHz and Nvidia recommends its partners to install 1940MHz memory onto the board.

The new “8800 GTS” model sports more computing power than the “8800 Ultra”, the top-of-the-range board unveiled half a year ago that retails for $849, but lacks 384-bit memory bus, as on the high-end graphics cards. As a consequence, the peak bandwidth of its memory bus is 64GB/s, tangibly lower compared to nearly 104GB/s of the GeForce 8800 Ultra.

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB features PureVideo HD video processor with high-quality video post-processing as well as PCI Express 2.0 bus, which doubles interface bandwidth over the first generation of PCI Express bus. As a result, the new GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB is the highest-performing graphics solution from Nvidia with advanced video capabilities.

GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB graphics cards are available now from leading add-in card manufacturers, retailers, and system builders in the $299 - $349 price-range.

“If you want the best experience on the PC games coming out right now, then buying a new GPU should be top on your list of upgrades. GeForce 8800 GTS 512 is a fantastic option that we are providing gamers in time for the holiday season,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of GeForce desktop GPUs at Nvidia.

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