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what GPU is nvidia coming out with now ??

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April 17, 2006 5:08:29 AM





wonder what it will be




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April 17, 2006 5:16:06 AM

Two months? Who knows... either their G80 DirectX 10 Vista card announcement, or a 7900 refresh methinks.
April 17, 2006 5:24:53 AM

probably an enhaced version of the 7900gtx but a 7900gtx XXX version
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April 17, 2006 5:25:26 AM

i wish i had more info on the GPU


i cant wait ...
April 17, 2006 5:47:14 AM

its a fake! i have just entered to thier site and there wasnt a new GPU timer.
April 17, 2006 5:53:02 AM

OMFG it went away

....

it will come back


i hope
April 17, 2006 7:00:29 AM

didnt they do some stupid game like that a month or two ago for some AGP card? Right now that banner is showing a "Come get your 7600" which leads me to believe its just some crappy refresh on something that they;ve quietly introduced.
April 17, 2006 6:11:51 PM

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I'm thinking the G80 series. Maybe something else, but we have to wait.


Dont hold your breath. There's no way....the G80 and R6xx are same time realeses based around Vista. Seeing how its been delayed past the November date, might as well get that out of our heads.

I"m afraid the 7900 and X1900 will be with us for quite some time...
April 17, 2006 7:15:05 PM

More time for me to save my money then. :lol: 

As for the timer, the date would be about right.
April 17, 2006 7:59:36 PM

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I know, I'm just saying. It wouldn't make sense for them to release anything new before Vista.
Look at it on the marketing side; say Nvidia releases the G80, they'll be able to say "The first Direct X10 graphics processor". We all know 64-bit was instantly picked up at its release. :lol: 
April 17, 2006 11:15:20 PM

maybe its going to be an extended version of the 7000 line

maybe 7700

heh idk

thx for the feedback guys


:D 
April 18, 2006 12:44:31 AM

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I know, I'm just saying. It wouldn't make sense for them to release anything new before Vista.
Look at it on the marketing side; say Nvidia releases the G80, they'll be able to say "The first Direct X10 graphics processor". We all know 64-bit was instantly picked up at its release. :lol: 

Not necessarily....look at the Itanium and how that went.
April 18, 2006 1:37:32 AM

You're forgetting, this is Nvidia, not Intel.
April 18, 2006 3:06:23 AM

I very much realize that, however I simply making an anology.
You said how 64bit was "instantly picked up" ---therefore you went outside
of the Nvidia speach...(not pointing fingers or being an ass)

I realize the two companies are very different. However the basical underlining principal is still the same....whats the point of supporting something when there wont be anything to utilize with for at least another 8 months.

O yeah, Nvidia did the exact same thing with SM 3.0.....duh
April 18, 2006 4:22:27 AM

I looked at a roadmap for NVidia. I don't know how accurate this information is, but it says that G80, G82, and G83 are expected to be released as early as June.
April 18, 2006 4:42:15 AM

heh maybe it will be like the old FX series cards and go with something like a 7950GTX, but most likely nothin to get ur pantys in a bundle
April 18, 2006 5:02:47 AM

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heh maybe it will be like the old FX series cards and go with something like a 7950GTX, but most likely nothin to get ur pantys in a bundle




-Boo , hiss
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April 18, 2006 6:10:40 AM

My money's on a new Quadro, or the GF7400.

I definitely don't expect a G80 before fall, but a refresh of the 7900 is another possibility.
April 18, 2006 6:33:12 AM

Just wondering.
Does anyone know how many bits wide or addressable are CURRENT GPUs?
I heard the GPUs: 7900 and X1900s are 64bit, 128 bit, 256, 1024 bit??
For raw power, it blows a '64 bit dual core" X2 out of the water.
Something like ?
G70(512)=24 SIMD channels * 16 FLOPs * 0.55GHz = 211 GFLOPs
R580=16 SIMD channels * 36 FLOPs * 0.65GHz = 374 GFLOPs

AMD 4400 x2
Whetstone FPU : 8041 MFLOPS
Whetstone iSSE2 : 10404 MFLOPS

Please don't yell if these numbers arn't 100% correct. I'm just trying to get a rough idea how good these GPUs are and how many "bits" the GPUs are.
April 18, 2006 4:38:21 PM

I've heard from an inside source at EA Games that they'll be recieving 8 Series cards for hardware testing soon. I've also heard that the 8 series will be available for the public in June. This time would make that rumor seem accurate.

My gut is telling me the same thing. Let's face it, the 7900GTX and 7900GT, while supposedly on a different core, are almost exactly the same as the 7800 series. Very subtle differences. So I think the 7900GTX IS the refresh for the high-end 7 series. This is just me though.

I'll be keeping my 7800GT until they squeeze out these 8 series cards (which will most definitely need to be DirectX 10 compatible).
April 18, 2006 5:16:51 PM

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I've heard from an inside source at EA Games that they'll be recieving 8 Series cards for hardware testing soon.


Whose your source? I would love to hear this. The G80 and R600 have been taped out for quite sometime and are now inhouse for testing, nothing new here. Considering I've yet to come across a properly coded EA game yet, I really couldnt give two cents what their using.

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I've also heard that the 8 series will be available for the public in June. This time would make that rumor seem accurate.


Nothing's proved that, and possibly a simple clock speed bump (refresh) is logical, but highly doubtful as it would just take more time and energy away from G80 production.

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So I think the 7900GTX IS the refresh for the high-end 7 series. This is just me though.


Really??? Had me fooled....

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I'll be keeping my 7800GT until they squeeze out these 8 series cards (which will most definitely need to be DirectX 10 compatible).


Agreed. No point in upgrading now unless its absolutely necessary.
The G80 will have to be DX 10 compliant, otherwise your going to
see Nvidia go down like a freaking rock. (I still miss 3DFX)
April 18, 2006 5:17:31 PM

A super dooper wooper graphics card. Would be an 800 series with maybe shader4.0 and physics support.
April 18, 2006 5:32:49 PM

when i got half-life 2 , for my emachines it totally raped my Pc


and that was about a year ago now look how graphis are evolving

wonder if Ati , Nvidia can try to make a video card as best as possible so it can last longer

u know put all there efforts into making there flagship card that stands out and will last a long time

its tiresome , every 6-8 months that a new Gfx card comes out

i know hadware just keeps moving foward

hopefully vista can open new doors to the technology front ...



i got 600fps on quake 3 , could go higher

i read some forum , a while back
some guy said he could barely get 100 fps , i forgot what card he had
but it proved how new hardware can change things
April 18, 2006 5:47:07 PM

I will rather see HARDWARE physics support on GPUs rather than just raw GPU power and a physics driver.
We can see later what solution is better.
April 18, 2006 6:00:32 PM

:twisted: Hehe sm 4.0?? They havent even managed to fully utilize sm 3.0 and you are talking about 4.0? 8O
Dx 10 wont be available for about another year at least. The inustry will be hit by customers not purchasing updated cards for Vista, Dx, and Sm. Hardley any games fully use sm 3.0 for advantage. Strange, but it just might happen.
Dont plan to race with hopes and dreams if you aint got no engine
April 18, 2006 6:39:58 PM

Direct X10 will probably be here around the same time as Vista.
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April 18, 2006 8:33:00 PM

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Agreed. No point in upgrading now unless its absolutely necessary.
The G80 will have to be DX 10 compliant, otherwise your going to
see Nvidia go down like a freaking rock. (I still miss 3DFX)


Well if the hybrid design is correct, then you will likely see partial DX10 compliance, and it will be a great DX9.0C+ (Dx9.0L?) card, but may act like the FXs which were great DX8.1 cards, but lacked performance in true DX9. We'll see though, could be pure brute force attack, which may help it compete despite being this hybrid solution we've heard about.
April 18, 2006 8:38:11 PM

That makes sense.
April 19, 2006 2:30:06 AM

It does make sense, but I hope Nvidia wouldnt sacrifice DX9.0L preformance for the sake of producing a refreshed 7900 and having that turn into another FX line.

Partial compliance is exactly what the problem would (end up being)
People would buy the cards, run fine until Vista then turn out later that they cant really play anything on the new DX with decent frame rate...ala FX series on DX9.0 compliant games.
April 19, 2006 3:56:51 AM

It a stepping stone. Too strong for DX9, too weak for DX10. This kind of progress seems normal.
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April 19, 2006 4:49:55 AM

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It a stepping stone. Too strong for DX9, too weak for DX10. This kind of progress seems normal.


Yeah, if it does launch in 2 months, anything later should be far closer to full DX10 compliance. The people who bought FXs are just finding out now with Oblivion how bad that was. Now for DX10 it likely won't matter for a year or two, when the fall backs are less and less, but truely those people usually don't buy now and hang on that long, by the time it's an issue they'll have new gear.

I wouldn't worry too much about it, but it's somthing to remember if anyone is looking to buy for long term.
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