Having already released a new, (sort of) budget-priced GeForce 8800 GT
less than two months ago, Nvidia has just launched today a higher-end 8800 GTS 512 MB for the $299 to $349 price range. According to the press release (via GamesIndustry.biz
), the card "offers 25% more graphics processing power than NVIDIA products previously offered at the same price point."
Our friends at Engadget
have made the rest of the technospeak easier to understand: 65-nm technology, twin dual-link DVI ports, DirectX 10 support, smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies, and more. Sure, it'll set you back the cost of an Xbox 360 console
, but you might be able to raise the graphics settings on Crysis
up to a mind-blowing medium.