Nvidia’s 8800 GS benchmarked, pictured
Earlier leaks hinted at 6 clusters, so that put theoretical performance at around 70-75% that of the 8800GT’s, assuming everything fits in the 384MiB memory footprint. However, newer information points at 7 clusters and some AIBs pairing it up with 768MiB of memory… From a financial point of view, the 8800GS is an interesting SKU: the 192-bit PCB should be less expensive than a 256-bit one, while 6x512Mbit GDDR3 should not be significantly more expensive than 8x256Mbit. Cooling should also be slightly less expensive than for a 8800GT.
The board will be primarily aimed at OEMs, however Yeston, Unika and Gainwand’s version’s have already been snapped in the wild. The 8800 GS 384MB is expected to retail at US $149-179.