nVidia's Vanishing Mid-line
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 3, 2005 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVidia's mid-level 6800 cards seem to be disappearing, and as The Inquirer points out, this seems a dead giveaway that there is a new mid level card on it's way, likely a 7600.
"STRANGE THINGS are afoot in retail circles. The nVidia 6800 in its PCIe variety has all but
disappeared. This leaves nVidia with a huge gap in its mid range wide open for the new 7600.
The reason this is strange is how little fuss has been made. The 6800 being quietly killed off
doesn't make much sense with the current line-up. It leaves a well-catered low to mid end. There's
the 6200 range starting at around $50 moving up to $70. Then there's the 6600 range taking over
from about $70 to $180. Then there's a massive jump to the 7800GT starting at around $330."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
ChromeS20 Series @ TheTechLounge
S70 Technology Overview @ TechSpot
MB gDDR2 @ Guru of 3D
Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev 3.3 Posted @ Rojakpot
512MB 7800 GTX @ The Inquirer
TARGET="_blank">Sapphire Radeon X800GT PCIe (256MB BGA DDR3) @ HardwareZoom
RADEON X800 GTO2 @ LostCircuits
X800 XL Graphics Card Evaluation @ DesignTechnica