Nvidia's 55nm GeForce 9’s Getting New Names
Some of the current naming conventions used in Nvidia cards tends to confuse some consumers. Nvidia has release GeForce 8 and 9 series cards based on the G92 GPU with names such as GTX, GT, GS, etc. According to a TG Daily report, Nvidia will be releasing a third G9x based series with a new name.
The new naming convention will apparently apply to all 55nm GeForce 9 series cards as the GT 100 series. TG Daily says “By the end of 2008, Nvidia will be offering today’s 9000 series as G100, GT130, GT140 and G150 models.” The new names might make more sense to average consumers interested in the graphics card wagon. For the record, Nvidia already offers 55nm GeForce 9 cards — 9800 GT and 9800 GTX.
TG Daily also mentions that Nvidia also has newer GTX 200 series cards ready to launch on October 15th. The article did not go into much more detail than that. With any luck, maybe the launch has something to do with the 55nm GT200 die-shrink we have read about a few times since May of this year.