GeForce 8800 GS hits stores in Europe

— 9:43 AM on January 14, 2008

Early this month, word trickled out onto some rumor sites that Nvidia was planning a new mainstream GeForce 8-series graphics card, the GeForce 8800 GS. One site even managed to procure early benchmarks of the card, suggesting performance not too far removed from that of the GeForce 8800 GT.

Quelling any remaining doubts about the card's existence, a number of e-tailers in Germany and Austria have put up listings for various 8800 GS variants into their product catalogs. Prices for the cards range from €152.29 for an Asus model to €203 for a more tricked-out XFX variant. Those listings suggest we'll see similar prices in the U.S., only with the Euro currency symbol swapped for that of the greenback.

According to the listings, the Asus card has a 500MHz core clock speed, 384MB of 800MHz GDDR3 memory, and a 192-bit memory bus, while the XFX card has similar specs but a 600MHz core clock speed and 900MHz memory. The latest rumors about the 8800 GS also suggest both cards will use the same G92 graphics chip as the 8800 GT, but with 96 stream processors instead of 112. (Thanks to Fudzilla for the tip.)

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