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Nvidia: 2, ATI: 0

Nvidia: 2, ATI: 0

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Today's announcement of the $449 Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT graphics card is certainly newsworthy in its own right. Our early test results show that it's only a step or two behind the $600 . But what's even more interesting is that while Nvidia's releasing its second next generation part, ATI still hasn't even answered Nvidia's SLI yet, let alone a new chip. We thought this was supposed to be a two horse race (sorry Matrox).

As for speeds and feeds on the PCI Express GeForce 7800 GT:

- 256MB of 256-bit DDR3 SDRAM
- 400MHz core clock, 500MHz memory clock
- 350 watt power supply recommended

The card should be on sale today from Nvidia's board partners.