NVIDIA is set to launch mainstream 8600GTS (G84-400) and 8600GT (G84-300) as
well as 8500GT (G86-300) on 17th of April. GeForce 8600GTS and 8600GT will have
256MB GDDR3 memories onboard and sports 128-bit memory interface but no HDMI
yet. GeForce 8600GTS is meant to replace 7950GT and 7900GS while 8600GT to
replace 7600GT and 8500GT to replace 7600GS.

8600GTS will be clocked at 700MHz core / 2GHz memory and comes with dual D-DVI,
HDTV, HDCP but requires external power. 8600GTS will be priced between
US$ 199-$ 249. Another mainstream model, the 8600GT will be clocked at 600MHz core
/ 1.4GHz memory and has 2 variants; one with HDCP (G84-300) and the other
without (G84-305). This model doesn’t requires an external power. 8600GT will be
priced between US$ 149-$ 169.

The last model meant for budget segment is actually a G84 core but downgraded
to meet the value segment pricing structure. The 8500GT will be clocked at
450MHz core / 800MHz 256MB DDR2 memory and comes in 2 variants; one with HDCP
(G86-300) and the other without HDCP (G86-305). 8500GT will be priced between
US$ 79 to US$ 99. Towards end of April, we can expect NVIDIA to release GeForce
8300GS for the budget market to replace 7300 series.

The NVIDIA 80nm G84 and G86 line-up will meet head on with ATi’s DX10 65nm
offerings where mainstream RV630 is
slated to arrive in May and value RV610
is slated to arrive earlier in April.

NVIDIA is set to launch mainstream 8600GTS (G84-400) and 8600GT (G84-300) as
well as 8500GT (G86-300) on 17th of April. GeForce 8600GTS and 8600GT will have
256MB GDDR3 memories onboard and sports 128-bit memory interface but no HDMI
yet. GeForce 8600GTS is meant to replace 7950GT and 7900GS while 8600GT to
replace 7600GT and 8500GT to replace 7600GS.

8600GTS will be clocked at 700MHz core / 2GHz memory and comes with dual D-DVI,
HDTV, HDCP but requires external power. 8600GTS will be priced between
US$ 199-$ 249. Another mainstream model, the 8600GT will be clocked at 600MHz core
/ 1.4GHz memory and has 2 variants; one with HDCP (G84-300) and the other
without (G84-305). This model doesn’t requires an external power. 8600GT will be
priced between US$ 149-$ 169.

The last model meant for budget segment is actually a G84 core but downgraded
to meet the value segment pricing structure. The 8500GT will be clocked at
450MHz core / 800MHz 256MB DDR2 memory and comes in 2 variants; one with HDCP
(G86-300) and the other without HDCP (G86-305). 8500GT will be priced between
US$ 79 to US$ 99. Towards end of April, we can expect NVIDIA to release GeForce
8300GS for the budget market to replace 7300 series.

The NVIDIA 80nm G84 and G86 line-up will meet head on with ATi’s DX10 65nm
offerings where mainstream RV630 is
slated to arrive in May and value RV610
is slated to arrive earlier in April.