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Well, this generations almost done, time to speculate on the next one!

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July 16, 2008 3:22:02 AM

So yeah, it's so obvious that GT300 have the following...
- 55nm process
- 2 billion transistors on a 600mm^2 die
- 1024-bit bus
- 2 GB GDDR5 RAM
- 500 SPs
- 700 MHz core, 1000 MHz memory (4000 MHz effective), 1600 MHz Shader
- 11" long card that needs two eight-pin PCI-E connectors
- Gotta have a 650 W power supply minimum
- Triple the power of the GTX 280
- Maxes out Crysis settings at 1920x1200, giving you a nice, smooth, 45 FPS average with 30 FPS minimum.

And R800 will have the following...
- 40 nm process
- 1.2 billion transistors on a 333mm^2 die
- 512-bit bus
- 1 GB GDDR5 RAM
- 2000 Shader Cores
- 1 GHz Core clock, 1200 MHz memory (4800 MHz effective)
- 10" card with a single six-pin PCI-E connector
- 500W minimum PSU
- Equivalent to two 4870x2 in CF (with better scaling since it's a single GPU)
- Same as the GT300 in Crysis, but you can also have maxed out AA (which will probably be like 36x) and AF, and STILL get an even smoother 60 FPS average, never going below 40 FPS.

It's all too obvious, they just don't want you to know it yet. ATI forever!

By the way if you need <sarcasm> tags for this, I feel sorry for you.
July 16, 2008 4:50:20 AM

mathiasschnell said:
So yeah, it's so obvious that GT300 have the following...
- 55nm process
- 2 billion transistors on a 600mm^2 die
- 1024-bit bus
- 2 GB GDDR5 RAM
- 500 SPs
- 700 MHz core, 1000 MHz memory (4000 MHz effective), 1600 MHz Shader
- 11" long card that needs two eight-pin PCI-E connectors
- Gotta have a 650 W power supply minimum
- Triple the power of the GTX 280
- Maxes out Crysis settings at 1920x1200, giving you a nice, smooth, 45 FPS average with 30 FPS minimum.

And R800 will have the following...
- 40 nm process
- 1.2 billion transistors on a 333mm^2 die
- 512-bit bus
- 1 GB GDDR5 RAM
- 2000 Shader Cores
- 1 GHz Core clock, 1200 MHz memory (4800 MHz effective)
- 10" card with a single six-pin PCI-E connector
- 500W minimum PSU
- Equivalent to two 4870x2 in CF (with better scaling since it's a single GPU)
- Same as the GT300 in Crysis, but you can also have maxed out AA (which will probably be like 36x) and AF, and STILL get an even smoother 60 FPS average, never going below 40 FPS.

It's all too obvious, they just don't want you to know it yet. ATI forever!

By the way if you need <sarcasm> tags for this, I feel sorry for you.
lol try 4 8pin connectors, a triple slot cooler, & a 750w psu for GT300. lol
July 16, 2008 5:23:26 AM

Too early to speculate, just hope ATi keeps it going for the next generation.
July 16, 2008 5:35:06 AM

The next Nvidia gpu is going to be the gtx280x2.

It will have 2x the stats of a gtx280; quite literally.

2x the heat production
2x the noise production
2x the power consumption
2x the connector requirements
2x the space requirements...

should I go on? Lol
July 16, 2008 6:23:36 AM

Nice Ovaltine. You also forgot the 2x Xs in the name.
July 16, 2008 7:32:06 AM

So many words, so little said.
July 16, 2008 10:33:13 AM

You're forgetting the stock 4 slot cooler, 5 slot for OC editions.
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July 16, 2008 4:53:50 PM

I wish... anyway I don't think this generations done... we still have the nvidia 55 nm refresh of gt 200... and supposedly ATI is making a 45/40 nm refresh of the 4800's in q1 2008.... so I'll look at those before the next generation...

but the next gen by nvidia is claimed to give upto 2 times the performance of the gtx 280... it says in one of the articles on toms
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July 16, 2008 5:05:12 PM

mathiasschnell said:
- Maxes out Crysis settings at 1920x1200, giving you a nice, smooth, 45 FPS average with 30 FPS minimum.


Actually, thanks to my new CPU and DDR3, my 9800 GX2 already does that :D 


Seriously though, the 260/280 is still the same basic architecture NVIDIA has been using for a while now; I expect a whole new product by years end...
July 16, 2008 9:43:57 PM

I doubt that will be the case - the 55nm refresh of the GT200 will only be upon us in 2 month's time - that's September.

With Nvidia's well worn track record, cards following this are likely to be a high end GX2 version, and a transition to GDDR5 RAM with a lowering to 256 bit.

Wait for 2009 for anything else. Wait longer for a game that actually is worth playing on it.
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July 16, 2008 9:57:54 PM

exactly gamerk316... you must have read my rant somewhere in the forums... I have a super long post about how nvidia is milking the crap out of the g80 architecture... the gt200 is basically the same... the next REAL chip from them should bring the same 7900 gtx to 8800 gtx jump
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