As a result of over-estimating market trends and over-ordering Nvidia chips, Palit are looking to acquire Galaxy in order to pass the excess stock to a new subsidiary. Galaxy - who don't have their own production facilities - were founded in 1994, and became an add-in board partner for Nvidia in 1999. The company also entered the motherboard market last year. Palit (or Vvikoo in Europe), acquired Gainward in 2005, and ship over 10 million graphics cards a year.
With the 9600 GT already out the door, and Nvidia's 9800 GX2 still set for March 11th (meaning the rumored delay is false), the remaining board's launch dates and details have been revealed. The GeForce 9800 GTX is scheduled to arrive in late March, and accompany 128 shaders and a core clock of 750MHz+. The 9800 GT should follow in early April, and cut the shaders down to a familiar 112. May, June and July will see the launch of the new 9600 GS, 9500 GT and 9500 GS, respectively.