It quite a good week if you are a PC Gamer. As of yesterday (29/10/07) Nvidia has started shipping its revised GeForce 8800 GT based on the new G92 architecture that uses the 65nm fabrication process, as opposed to the G80 architecture(90nm). The GeForce 8800 GT is designed to be a midrange card costing between $200 and $250 but with the new architecture they have managed to produce a card somewhere between the 2 high end cards, the 8800 GTS and GTX.
GeForce 8800 GT features 112 stream processors, fast 256-bit memory interface, and second-generation PureVideo HD technology. In addition to 112 stream processors, each individually clocked at 1.5GHz, plus a 256-bit memory interface running at 900MHz, the GeForce 8800 GT is designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus standard, and is backwards-compatible with the original PCI Express standard.
The initial reaction to the GeForce 8800 GT is that it’s the absolutely fantastic, while it is not the most powerful card available (8800 GTX/Ultra) in terms of the Power/Price ratio it is possibly the best card on the market. GeForce 8800 GT basically offers the same performance of the 8800 GTS 640MB but at a reduced price. In fact a 640MB Gainward 8800GTS on Scan costs £227.94 (the cheapest 640MB 8800GTS they have) while the 512MB Gainward 8800GT costs £176.11. That is one hell of a improvement for the customer.