GeForce 8800 Ultra to Come Out on April 17

Nvidia’s Response to ATI R600 Almost Ready

by Aleksey Razin
03/16/2007 | 10:12 PM

The new ForceWare drivers have already disclosed Nvidia’s plans regarding the launch of the new product on G80 chipset that is known as GeForce 8800 Ultra. While the forum members were guessing if it would be a slower card than the GeForce 8800 GTS or an overclocked version of the GeForce 8800 GTX, NGOHQ site reported that according to some Nvidia’s partners GeForce 8800 Ultra would be launched together with the GeForce 8600, GeForce 8500, GeForce 8400 and GeForce 8300. In other words, on April 17, 2007.

 

GeForce 8800 Ultra will really be Nvidia’s response to ATI R600, however the specifications of the new cards haven’t been revealed yet. Most sources, however, believe that GeForce 8800 Ultra will run at higher clock speed than GeForce 8800 GTX and may feature GDDR-4 instead of GDDR-3 memory onboard with the corresponding frequency increase. However, even today Foxconn Company is already offering an overclocked GeForce 8800 GTX with GDDR-3 memory working at 2100MHz frequency. We dare suppose that they will select fast memory like GDDR-3 for the new GeForce 8800 Ultra as well.

Some Nvidia’s partners are also claimed to have promised to introduce an AGP version of the GeForce 7900 GS and GeForce 7950 GT solutions. In other words, XFX will no longer be the only Nvidia partner to offer graphics cards like that.