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nVidia to release nv28 on September 26?

Article Date: 19th September 2002
Written By: Clinton "SileNceR" Warburton

The Rumour

A reliable rumor has placed nVidia revealing a new GPU on the 26th of this month, the NV28. From what we hear, the NV28 will be a standard GeForce 4 TI4600 clocked GPU running on a board which supports AGP 8x, giving it the large bandwidth boost that would appear to be an action by nVidia corp to take back the king of performance crown from the magnificent ATI Radeon 9700.


While these details are unconfirmed, the rumor seems relatively firm, and because we have not been contacted by nVidia in regards to this issue we believe it may be under NDA as we type this. Because we do not have any direct line of communication with nVidia or any other reliable sources, the fact remains that the nv28 may be released in higher clock speeds than the ti4600 and may or may not still be called a Ge-force 4 - although lets hope nVidia don't opt to call it the GF5, last thing we need is people owning one and thinking their card is massively superior to the Geforce 4 ti when all that is changed is the AGP interface speed and/or clock speeds (similar to the GF4mx is better than GF3 trend we see far too often these days). There may also be some core changes too, but we won't know that for sure for at least another week, provided all goes to plan.


Because we have no cards ourselves we unfortunately cannot supply information regarding performance in the form of benchmarks etc, but we would assume that being a new GPU release it would be tweaked and altered enough to give the r300 (radeon 9700) a run for it's money.

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