'GeForce 9800 GT' pops up at European e-tailers

If you thought Nvidia's GeForce 8 and 9 lineup couldn't get any more confusing, think again. As Fudzilla reports, a German online retailer has started carrying an unannounced GeForce 9800 GT graphics card. According to the listing at grafikkartenpower.de, the card has the exact same 112 stream processors, 600MHz core clock speed, 900MHz memory speed, 512MB of memory, and 256-bit memory bus as the GeForce 8800 GT.

One could easily chalk up this listing to an error, but we've spotted other listings for the same Gigabyte card model at stores in the Czech Republic and Poland. Both stores mention the same GeForce 9800 GT product name—and the same specifications. The German e-tailer's €149 asking price suggests the card could cost about the same as the 8800 GT in the United States.

So, just what makes this 9800 GT different from the 8800 GT, aside from the name? Whispers from the rumor mill suggest the new card could feature a 55nm version of the G92 graphics processor, which Nvidia also plans to feature in its GeForce 9800 GTX+. Fudzilla however claims the 9800 GT will use the same 65nm GPU as the 8800 GT.

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