One of the new pieces of technology I’m pretty excited about is the new range of video cards from Nvidia. These are cheaper versions of the barnstorming 8800 boards including; 8600GT, 8600GTS (aka Ultra) and 8500GT. They had been expected to launch on April 17th.
However in news out from The Inquirer, the G84 and G86 chips have been delayed. Since the new 8500 series is to be powered by the G86 and the 8600 series are to be powered by the G84, they might as well say that the cards we’re waiting for are not coming out in April.
For those who aren’t counting down the days, my birthday is in mid-May and I’m still hoping that the range (or at least the 8600GT or 8600GT Ultra) will arrive in time for it. Otherwise I might be delaying my birthday (am I allowed to do that?
Apparently Nvidia “need a respin” though what this actually means I have no idea. If I was cynical, I might suspect that they were just holding these cards back until they knew what ATI were doing with the R600.
Hopefully they don’t take too long.
Update 2: Despite ‘some blog reports’ the new series of cards have launched.