According to DigiTimes, citing sources at motherboard makers, AMD will begin phasing out their Athlon X2 processors by the end of this year. The phase-out will start with the lower-end Athlon 64 X2 4200+ and 4000+ processors. During Q1 '08, AMD will also stop accepting orders for the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ black edition and 89W X2 6000+. At the later end of Q2, the old and tired will be succeeded by the Athlon 6250 and 6050, and X2 4600+ clocked at 2.3GHz.
Hardspell (via Beyond3D) has published some 3DMark05, 3DMark06 and Crysis numbers for the unannounced GeForce 8800 GS. In comparison to the 8800 GT, the G92-powered board contains only 12 ROPs, and its core, shader and memory clock's are respectively 575MHz, 1430MHz and 1700MHz (as opposed to the 8800 GT's 16 ROPs and clocks of 600MHz, 1500MHz and 1800MHz, respectively). Due to the board's 192-bit bus, the memory sizes are 384MB and possibly 768MB.
Contrary to their strategy of opening the series with high-end cards, Nvidia is reportedly going to debut the GeForce 9-series with the mid-range 9600 GT (D9P). As Expreview report, the 65nm chip will operate at 500MHz/1000MHz, include 64 shader processors and house 512MB of memory on a 256bit bus. It's still unsure whether the board will support DX10.1, however the site note that the board will rival the Radeon HD 3850 and the upcoming RV635.