DigiTimes has some good news for anyone still in the stages of pondering which graphics card to buy for their next upgrade.  According to their sources we will be seeing a new nVIDIA GT430 which they intend to sit between the current GT240 and 220, hopefully in both price and performance.  From AMD the long awaited HD6xxx series will be arriving with the mid-range parts first, meant to displace the current HD57xx cards though with no mention of price.  Perhaps this news has help spurred the rumours circulating about a coming price drop for the GTX460.

“Nvidia is prepared to launch its latest GeForce 400-series GPU, the GeForce GT 430 codenamed GF108, around the middle of October and the GPU will feature a performance in between its GeForce GT 240 and GT 220; meanwhile, AMD is also set to launch its Radeon HD 6000-series around the same time, according to sources from graphics card makers.

AMD will launch Radeon HD 6700-series GPUs for its HD 6000 family initially, targeting the mainstream market. There are two GPUs codenamed Barts XT and Barts Pro currently known under the 6700-series which will take over the position of the existing Radeon 5770 and 5750, the sources noted.

Nvidia is set to host its GPU Technology Conference from September 20-23 in the US. The company will discuss its latest technologies as well as the industries that Nvidia has cut in with its GPUs, while partners including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Microsoft, Dell, Samsung Electronics, Acer and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will all attend the show.”

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