Yes, Virginia, this really is a 55nm NVIDIA GPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 19, 2008 - 01:26 PM |

We've been getting some feedback from readers about our GeForce 9800 GTX+ news and revelation that it is indeed a 55nm part - not simply an overclocked version of G92.  Here are some various forms of proof:

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ card unmasked

The parade looks clear so far

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 19, 2008 - 12:41 PM |
Tagged: parade, amd, nvidia

AMD screwed up; the HD 4850 went on sale in Europe before it should have, so everyone now knows what it is.  They had no choice but to inflict a sleepless night on hardware reviewers, who had their NDA suddenly yanked out from under them.  nVIDIA decided that they just had to try to piss on AMD's parade by moving up the release of the die shrunken 9800 GTX+.  Guess what nVIDIA?  No one has had time to review it, not even Ryan ... though he did get some information up.

Get the message about knee jerk release date changes yet?

"The AMD Radeon HD 4850 512MB card is a good performing card that is able to match both the GeForce 8800 GT and the 9800 GTX card in our initial preview of just a couple of major gaming titles. NVIDIA has some more tricks up their sleeve though with a little part called the GeForce 9800 GTX+ meant solely to rain on AMD's launch day parade. Whether or not that will pan out has yet to be seen."

Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:

Graphics Cards

Manufacturer: AMD

A Pleasant Surprise

AMD got caught with its hand in its own cookie jar - HD 4850s have already hit the street for sale so we are able to bring you a quick preview of the RV770 before its official launch date next week.

NVIDIA to AMD: Chew on GeForce 9800 GTX+

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 19, 2008 - 03:49 AM |

Sure, you've already heard the news (and probably seen reviews) of AMD's Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 card - we'll have our own review ready very soon.  NVIDIA apparently got the news as well and decide to try and put some additional pressure on AMD to perform.

The answer: GeForce 9800 GTX+.

What the hell?

XFX GeForce GTX 200 Series: Better than Reality

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 18, 2008 - 11:41 AM |

XFX is offering both the GTX 280 and 260 on their newly designed website, and they would like you to double or triple them up!  They have set up a VIP kit to entice you with extra schwag on top of the graphics cards and motherboards, as well as bundling in Ass

Source: XFX

Two ways to ultimate power

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2008 - 12:34 PM |

nVIDIA's two new cards, the $399 GTX 260 896MB and the $649 GTX 280 1GB sport incredible performance, and the amount of transistors fit into them are unprecedented.  The gaming performance, while it does offer the best single card performance around, is not the only story with these cards.  Josh tried out the two new focuses for these cards, huge increases in the speeds of Folding@Home and Video Encoding, while Ryan was busy gaming.

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

NVIDIA GT200 Architecture

Part 1 of our 2-part story on the release of the NVIDIA GT200 GPU starts where you would think it would - architecture analysis and then some heavy hitting game play testing. Do the GTX 280 1GB and GTX 260 896MB cards stand up well to existing competition like the 9800 GX2 and 3870 X2?

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

GPU Computing and the GTX 280

With the release of the GTX 200 series of cards, NVIDIA is making a strong push into the brave, new world of stream processing/GPU computing. I take a look at how the GTX 280 performs with two upcoming applications which leverage the power of the new architecture into applications which could effect a user's daily life (or death).

Hand picked for freshness

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 12, 2008 - 01:48 PM |

The XFX 9800 GTX Black

Edition are cards that displayed an ability to go further and faster than the average 9800 GTX from XFX.   Just how much faster?  Read the full review at Driver Heaven, you won't be disappointed by the
performance, nor the included copy of Assassin's Creed.


It's not all fun and games

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 6, 2008 - 02:41 PM |

When talking about graphics cards, the focus tends to be on gaming and fps stats.  That isn't the only type of use out there though, there are many professional level cards like the Quadro FX and FireGL series.  These professional level cards are the focus of X-bit Labs review, which does happen to include a bit of gaming as well.  The race between nVIDIA and AMD is much closer in this field.

Source: X-Bit Labs