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Why didn't the GTX 800 series ever happen?

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magellan

Member
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Jul 20, 2002
I remember reading stories (rumors? about the imminent release of the GTX 880/870 but it never happened. Why did Nvidia jump over any 800 series GPU's and go straight to the 900 series?
 

ATMINSIDE

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Jun 28, 2012
I remember reading stories (rumors? about the imminent release of the GTX 880/870 but it never happened. Why did Nvidia jump over any 800 series GPU's and go straight to the 900 series?

They didn't skip it, the 8xx series is a mobile lineup.