Does anyone else here find NVIDIA's latest naming convention for GPUs a little confusing? I know that I find it hard to explain to people why a G200-series GPU is better than say an 8000-series - after all, 8000 is a bigger number than 200!
Well, it seems that NVIDIA are getting ready to clear up some of this confusion. How? First, by eliminating the 8000-series. This will mean the end of the line for the 8400, 8500, 8600 and 8800 series GPUs. Then, the company will rename the 9000-series GPUs, instead calling them the G100-series.
The G100-series will consist of:
According to reports, we can expect to see G100-series GPUs by the end of the year.
Prefixes will also geta revamp to simplify things:
- G = Baseline/Mainstream
- GS/GT = Mid-range
- GTX = Enthusiast
This should make things a lot easier to understand.