Card Makers Self-Design 8800 GT Cards


INQ
is reporting about 50K GeForce 8800 GT cards available for sale on the
launch day on Oct 29th. However, only 512MB versions will be available at US$ 249
and 256MB versions at a later stage at US$ 199. VR-Zone learned that the first
wave of reference cards will be made by Foxconn and the subsequently
Flextronics. The AIC partners are working hard on designing the 256MB and 512MB
cards themselves and we should be seeing different designs and coolers later
next month. Also performance will vary pretty much between each makers too due
to different PCB designs, memories, coolers, core/mem clock as well as shader
clocks. The 8800 GT cards will be hitting the distributors and retailers
worldwide by later this week.


INQ
is reporting about 50K GeForce 8800 GT cards available for sale on the
launch day on Oct 29th. However, only 512MB versions will be available at US$ 249
and 256MB versions at a later stage at US$ 199. VR-Zone learned that the first
wave of reference cards will be made by Foxconn and the subsequently
Flextronics. The AIC partners are working hard on designing the 256MB and 512MB
cards themselves and we should be seeing different designs and coolers later
next month. Also performance will vary pretty much between each makers too due
to different PCB designs, memories, coolers, core/mem clock as well as shader
clocks. The 8800 GT cards will be hitting the distributors and retailers
worldwide by later this week.

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