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#1 LiLLTOtech

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:48 AM

According to Extremetech, Nvidia plans to launch a cheap version of its GeForce 8-series graphics card, the GeForce 8400, on June 19. The card will be available in two versions, one with 256-Mbytes of frame buffer memory, and the other with 128-Mbytes. The memory interface will also be cut down as well, to just a 64-Mbyte memory channel.

While the exact price was not available, the two models will probably be priced at $79.99 on the high end. Reports have indicated that the cheaper card will be sold for about $50; however, Nvidia's partners did not confirm that information. Nvidia's GeForce 8500XT with 256 Mbytes of frame buffer RAM is priced at $99, although one company, XFX, is offering a $10 rebate on Amazon, which has pushed the price down to $89.

Exact features of the card were not available, although sources said their information indicated that the cards would be clocked at 450 MHz with a 400-MHz memory clock. HDCP support should be included.

Laptops with GeForce 8400M has just been launched in the Market.

#2 RND

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 12:34 PM

hmm might be interested in this if there is an agp version.

#3 Freka

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:13 AM

So these video cards are Direct X10?

#4 Jatin

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 06:14 AM

Yes GeForce 8-series is Direct X10 compatible but what's the use if you have to play latest games on low resolution even with a new card?

I would prefer 8800 GTS.

#5 SharmanNet

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:11 PM

Not bad for using future DirectX 10 apps. ;)

#6 orcus

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 12:43 AM

ditto they need to make an AGP card dx 10 compatible.

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