NVIDIA: Goodbye 9000-series, hello G100-series

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!

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.

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The G100-series will consist of:

  • G100
  • GT120
  • GT130
  • GT140
  • GT150

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.