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Nvidia Dumps 9000 Series Name: New GPUs Will Be Called GTX 260 / 280

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    CompTIA_Rep , May 16, 2008 4:00 PM
    So, maybe in a year, we will have 440mx cards? Fantastic.
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    stabgotham , May 16, 2008 4:09 PM
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    Pei-chen , May 16, 2008 4:23 PM
    No, it'll be the MX 440. Nvidia didn't move from prefix to suffix until the FX generation. I want to have a Geforce 2 series as I didn’t buy the original.
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    gm0n3y , May 16, 2008 5:57 PM
    I guess its starts to get a little ridiculous once you get into the quintuple digits. If they got to 10800 series, does the 11800 come next or the 20800?
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    judgedredd , May 16, 2008 6:12 PM
    Well I guess giving real descriptive product names would not work. Having to have a legend of product line names to find the one you want since price is not always the best guide to the power of the product.
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    pocketdrummer , May 17, 2008 2:09 AM
    They could have come up with something simple that wouldn't overlap their existing numbers. ATI got it right with the roman numerals when they went to the X800. They don't have to use roman numerals, but some similar idea wouldn't be that hard to figure out.
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    fransizzle , May 17, 2008 5:35 AM
    I just hope that they avoid the confusion of the 8/9 series naming in the future.
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    zachthurston , May 19, 2008 3:22 AM
    @fransizzle: Yeah I second that, their naming sucks.
    This article is confusing, is the GTX 280 thing what you will be looking at on the box (IE 8800gt) or is it the actual name of the GPU (IE g80, g92, gt200)? If its the former (which is what the article sounds like its saying) then why did they skip GTX 100 and go straight to 200?
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    bounty , May 19, 2008 3:19 PM
    maybe they should just go with a year based system. GForce 2008GTX (GTS, GT or SE) Then GForce 2009GTX, GTS, GT or SE... possibly a GForce 2009GTX Dual.... or GForce 2010GTX Quad.

    Then as long as the new GTX, GTS, GE and SE's are as fast or faster than last years model, we're cool. Plus that makes it handy to remember when the car... I mean card came out.
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    doomsdaydave11 , May 20, 2008 12:09 AM
    CompTIA_RepSo, maybe in a year, we will have 440mx cards? Fantastic.


    I think they should do this: The geforce 1. The geforce 2, etc. etc. And then when a new series of cards comes along and the flagship would be called Geforce 4 or whatever. So then you would be able to go like. "Well hey, I have a geforce 2, so the geforce 4 must be twice as powerful!" lol. It would definately simplify things no?