Mid-range 65nm GeForce 8 coming in November
There's currently a gap in Nvidia's GeForce 8 lineup between the $199 GeForce 8600 GTS and the $299 GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB. However, according to VR-Zone, Nvidia plans to introduce a new mid-range graphics card that may very well fill that gap in November.
The card will feature a new G92 graphics processor that will be based on 65nm process technology, just like the RV630 and RV610 GPUs in AMD's new Radeon HD 2600 and 2400 cards. The G92 will feature a 256-bit memory interface and will support the PCI Express 2.0 specification, which offers twice the bandwidth of first-generation PCIe. Performance of G92-based products will lie somewhere between that of the 8800 GTS and 8600 GTS, VR-Zone says, so a price tag in the $200-300 range seems likely (unless, of course, prices for those two products drop significantly between now and November).