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Alleged Pictures of 9900 GTX Cooler Emerges

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NVIDIA’s rumored GT200-based graphics card appears to be close to shipping as details and pictures have begun emerging. PC Online claims to have obtained pictures of a cooling device (translated via Google) that is said to belong to the next generation graphics card from NVIDIA.

The cooling device, which looks similar to the current cooler on the 8800 GTS 512 MB, is said to fit onto a GT200-based GeForce 9900 GTX with 240 stream processors, 32 raster units, 1 GB of GDDR3, and 512-bit memory interface. Unlike the current 9800-series that were based on G92 die, the GT200 will be built on a new architecture.

From the reference design of the cooler, the cooler is believed to accommodate a 65nm chip, while 55nm revisions of the GPU to follow after launch. Thermal design of the cooler also points towards a 240-watt graphics card. The new GPU from NVIDIA is rumored to be for the high-end market only and will consist of the largest chip design from the company and over 1.5 billion transistors.

The GT200 was originally slated for a fall 2008 launch, but delayed with no apparent reason. Board partners received memos from NVIDIA earlier this year stating the GPU was stable and ready to ship for several weeks now.

AMD’s RV670 successor, the RV770 is set to launch this summer with an anticipated price to be sub $300. It is likely NVIDIA has been holding onto the GT200, as it anticipates the upcoming RV770 to perform relatively well. However, there have been reports that the new graphics card will be placed above the current GeForce 9800 GX2, which already priced above the $500 mark.

Expect official announcements soon, as the Computex trade show is less than a month away.

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    makotech222 , May 13, 2008 9:14 PM
    oh snap, it better not be mmore than $400. im not stepping up with another $100 lol.
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    hannibal , May 13, 2008 9:27 PM
    Well it suites very well to $600 segment. It has 512bit memory controller, that is very prisey, so even $650 would be nice price for this item. This is the first real 8800 GTX successor, if those specks are true!
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    Shadow of Dawn , May 13, 2008 9:41 PM
    I wonder what the 9900gts specs will, I can't afford the gtx :( 
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    3Ball , May 13, 2008 11:18 PM
    I also plan on getting one, but dont think I will pay more than $600 for it.

    Best,

    3Ball
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    terror112 , May 13, 2008 11:24 PM
    I might be able to afford $500 for a new card, but since I live in Canada, I can expect that to be $800CAD... So I would need a card priced at around $300 to replace my aging 8800GTS 320mb
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    cabose369 , May 14, 2008 3:31 AM
    looks sick...
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    cabose369 , May 14, 2008 3:32 AM
    terror112I might be able to afford $500 for a new card, but since I live in Canada, I can expect that to be $800CAD... So I would need a card priced at around $300 to replace my aging 8800GTS 320mb


    8800GTS OC 512MB. You can pick it up on sale at Future Shop for usually less than $299CDN. Got myself one, love it death.
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    Anonymous , May 16, 2008 12:17 AM
    Terror112 > Check out directcanada.com, that's where I recently started getting my parts from. To give you an example, you can get the same 8800GTS 512 as the above poster (overclocked edition from EVGA) for CDN$239 w rebate, as opposed to 300ish like in most places. If it goes for 500USD, they'll probably have it for CDN$520-550
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    parvu , May 17, 2008 12:11 PM
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=13285

    hey guys these are the fisrt pics and specs for the newstest upcoming GTX