nVidia, Guillemot to pre-sell Riva TNT2s

Claims massive pre-demand

nVidia said it had a struck a deal with the retail chain Electronics Boutique to pre-sell graphics cards using the TNT2 3D chip. The move follows a similiar pre-ordering deal struck between nVidia arch-rival 3dfx, now selling boards under its own name, and retail chains CompUSA and BestBuy. Prices start at $150 and Nvidia said Electronics Boutique will also sell add in TNT2 cards as they become available. The TNT2 based boards use a 300MHz RAMDAC with 32MB of memory. It can render ten million triangles per second. There is more information on the Nvidia e-commerce site. ®

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