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Nvidia has confirmed that graphics cards based in its upcoming GeForce 8800 GTX chip have been recalled. However, the company claimed it would still go ahead with the G80 GPU's launch on 8 November. Boards based on the GeForce 8800 GTS are not affected, it added.

Nvidia laid the blame for the problem at the door of its unnamed contract manufacturer, which had fitted reference-design boards with the "wrong resistor". According to reports, this hindered the GPU's ability to flip between 2D and 3D rendering, leading to on-screen data corruption.

An Nvidia representative said it had shipped product out to add-in card vendors, and was now working to retrieve the faulty cards and replace them with correctly functioning product.

"We believe we will still be able to hit our hard launch this week," he said. Note the 'hard' - the company clearly expects to have product on store shelves on 8 November.

According to a G80-based board's specification posted online recently, the new chip will support DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 and Nvidia's physics-oriented Quantum Effects Technology. The 8800 GTX chip is believed to be clocked to 575MHz while the 768MB of GDDR 3 memory runs at 900MHz (1.8GHz effective). The memory connects across a 384-bit bus. ®

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