An industry insider close to NVIDIA provided us with some details about GeForce 7200 and GeForce 7600 launch dates. GeForce 7600 and 7200 have been labeled as G73 and G72 internally on NVIDIA documentation in the past. Expect to see the GeForce 7200 to launch sometime in February, while the GeForce 7600 will receive a much larger launch in March, during Cebit.

Other sources have already confirmed to us that GeForce 7200 and GeForce 7600 will use the same PCB as the older GeForce 6200 and 6600 cards, respectively. Tier 1 manufacturers already report that the only additions they will make to the existing PCB will likely be modifications to the power - some may even include 6-pin SLI connectors for GeForce 7600.

A third industry insider tells us specifications on both products are still being determined as NVIDIA does not need to lock itself into clock speeds 12 weeks before launch.
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  • lifeguard1999 - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - link

    ... to talk about this in the AT forums. Oh where have they gone....

    At least this shows us that it will be 6 months to a new mid-range card which we hope will be worthy of the 6600GT (a great card itself).
  • xsilver - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - link


    and GeForce 7600 will use the same PCB as the older GeForce 6200 and 7600 cards, respectively.

    self contradicting? or is it just me?
    I thought details of the 7600 were still under tight wraps
    if not, please feel free to spill the beans, pipes, clocks etc.
  • KristopherKubicki - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - link

    Mistype - that second 7600 should read 6600.

  • xsilver - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - link

    if 7600 pcb = 6600 pcb then it would be reasonable to expect the same pipeline structure? (3 vertex, 8 pixel)
    doesnt that seem a little dated considering the x1600 is going with a 5/12 structure?
    although I already cant remember (structurally) why the x1600 sucked eggs
    also, isnt the 6600 series still running 128 bit memory interface? the traces for that would definitley be related to pcb and not just the core

    clocks are going to be increased, but that is to be expected of course
  • glanced - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - link

    I think the only thing you can take from the 7600PCB=6600PCB statement is that the memory bus will have to be the same. The pipeline structure would not be dictated by the PCB.

    The major point is that cardmakers can drop the 7600 chips right on existing PCBs and ship them quickly.

    As for the X1600 suckage, I think ATI's choice of 4 texture units & render backends on 12 pipelines is the culprit. Those pipelines are waiting on the rest of the card.">Anand's chart
  • glanced - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - link

    There's a bit more commentary on the lopsided pipes/texture units at">TechReport.
  • KHysiek - Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - link

    First post :D
    Haha , I've had to say that.

    I see Nvdia is not afraid of ATI X1600 line.

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