Nvidia says GeForce 8800 cards are PCIe compliant
Yesterday, we spotted a report by The Inquirer that talked of compatibility problems between GeForce 8800-series graphics cards and some motherboards. The report suggested that the compatibility problems arose because the cards weren't fully PCI Express compliant. Indeed, the PCI Special Interest Group's compliant components list lacked (and still lacks) mention of any GeForce 8800 or G80 products. However, Nvidia has now contacted us with word that the cards have in fact passed certification. The company says it submitted its new cards for PCI SIG certification last month, and that the cards will pop up on the certified list "as soon as the SIG administration processes the paper work." The list, Nvidia says, "generally takes a month or two to be updated."