NVIDIA NV18 and NV28 next week, ATI Radeon 9500 a bit later
According to provisional info, NVIDIA plans to announce new AGP 8x products next Wednesday, September 25. This will be a worldwide premiere of NV18 and NV28 GPUs.
New NV18 and NV28 will minimally differ from basic NV17 and NV25 mainly by AGP 8x support. According to industry sources, new GPUs will be called GeForce4 MX440 8x and GeForce4 Ti 4200 8x, respectively. NV18 volume produciton is scheduled to October, NV28 to follow later.
Meanwhile, ATI is wide awake as well. In October it plans to announce a light version of Radeon 9700 PRO Radeon 9500 to extend mid-end graphics card market share. According to provisional info, Radeon 9500 serie will include Radeon 9500 and Radeon 9500 PRO AGP 8x GPUs, supporting DirectX 8.1 and featuring 4 pipelines.
Radeon 9500 PRO and Radeon 9500 cards is expected to be about $219 and $179, respectively.
Source: The DigiTimes
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