Earlier this month, the rumor mill suggested Nvidia's upcoming G92 graphics processor would arrive on a card dubbed the GeForce 8700 GTS. Now, however, the rumor mill has ground to a halt and changed direction. VR-Zone reports Nvidia has renamed the upcoming card GeForce 8800 GT, which the firm intends to offer in two flavors.
According to VR-Zone, the cheaper version of the GeForce 8800 GT will come with 256MB of memory and will be priced at $199, while the other will have 512MB of RAM and will launch at a pricier $249. Both versions will be nine inches (22.9 cm) long, carry memory of the GDDR3 type, and offer performance somewhere between that of the GeForce 8600 GTS and GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB.
These GeForce 8800 GT cards should face off against RV670-based offerings AMD is reportedly prepping for a mid-November launch at $229-299. The AMD cards are expected to feature graphics processors based on 55nm process technology with Shader Model 4.1 and PCI Express 2.0 support. In light of AMD's plans, VR-Zone says Nvidia may opt to strike first by pulling the G92 launch forward to early November.