Those who are like me and cannot afford the all mighty nVidia Geforce 8800 should be happy to know that nVidia’s mid-range 8000 series card will be out soon.
The 256MB GeForce 8600 GTS is set to be around $229, 8600 GT will be $149 to $159 and the 128MB GeForce 8500 GT will sell as low as $89.
GeForce 8600 GTS -- 256 MB GDDR3, 675 MHz core clock, 1000 MHz memory clock
GeForce 8600 GT -- 256 MB GDDR3, 540 MHz core clock, 700 MHz memory clock
GeForce 8500 GT -- 128 to 256 MB DDR2 or GDDR3, 450 MHz core clock, 700 MHz memory clock
All of these cards should be available the same day as announcement date on April 17th.
Mid-range GeForce 8000-series Launch Dates, Prices [via computer power tips]