Friday, March 26th 2010

NVIDIA Preparing First Fermi-Derivative Performance GPU, GF104

With the launch of GeForce GTX 400 series enthusiast-grade graphics cards based on the GF100 GPU being a stone's throw away, it is learned that work could be underway at NVIDIA to develop a new performance GPU as a successor to G92 and its various derivatives, according to 3DCenter.org, a German tech portal. Codenamed GF104, the new GPU targets performance/price sweet-spots the way G92 did back in its day with the GeForce 8800 GT and 8800 GTS-512, which delivered high-end sort of performance at "unbelievable" price points. The GF104 is a derivative of the Fermi architecture, and uses a physically down-scaled design of the GF100. It is said to pack 256 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs, 32 TMUs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. The more compact die as a result could achieve high clock speeds, like G92 did compared to the G80.

GF104 is believed to form three SKUs to fill performance-thru-mainstream market segments, starting with the fastest GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GTS 440, and GeForce GTS 430 (likely name). Among these, the GTS 450 enables all of GF104's features and specifications, with well over 700 MHz core speed, 1500 MHz shader, and 1800 MHz memory. This part could be priced at around the 240 EUR mark, and target performance levels of the ATI Radeon HD 5830. A notch lower, the GTS 440 has all the hardware inside the GF104 enabled, but has around 20% lower clock speeds, priced over 160 EUR, under 180 EUR. At the bottom is the so-called GTS 430, which could disable a few of the GPU's components, with 192 CUDA cores, and 192-bit GDDR5 memory interface, priced under $150. The lower two SKUs intend to compete with the Radeon HD 5700 series. The source says that the new SKUs could be out this summer.


Source: 3DCenter.org
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36 Comments on NVIDIA Preparing First Fermi-Derivative Performance GPU, GF104

#1
Hayder_Master
here is other transformer

8800GT :shadedshu,9800GT :wtf:,GTS 250 :twitch:, GTS450 :(
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#2
3volvedcombat
Ok i love this comments.

Someone said there was a chain of evolving like this

8800gt with 112stream processors
9800gt with 112stream processors
gts 250 with 128stream processors
gts 450 with 256stream processors.

Now you realize a 450 is twice as fast as a 250 and 3 times faster then a 8800gt.

No were near for comparison.

Also looks like nvidia's cards are going to have 512stream processors as it states in the graph and wont have anything disabled. O no, O no.........

Looks like the whole 400 series might be faster then expected, but im still not see'ing anything yet its the 26th. Is there something wrong rawr!!!!!
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#3
Steevo
What happens when these require large coolers that add cost for minimal gain?
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#4
Zubasa
by: gvblake22
If these tables prove accurate, these will be the first mid-range video cards to not feature a 128-bit memory bus. The lowest is 192-bit and 256-bit for the middle and highest mid-range parts. I'm actually looking forward to the GTS450!
How about the 4850?

by: Steevo
What happens when these require large coolers that add cost for minimal gain?
nvidia's AIBs will slap crappy coolers on to reduce cost. ;)
Just like those overheating 9800GTs :laugh:
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#5
RejZoR
GeForce GTS 450 might be interesting if they catch the right performance/price ratio like it was with nearly all NVIDIA cards back in it's glory days (Ti4200, 6600, 7600, 8800GT, 9800GTX+, GTS250 etc). I just hope they won't cripple it the way they did 8500/8600 series...
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#6
u2konline
Dumb question, but what is this about?
Low to mid range non power connector nvidia dx11 cards?
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#7
Super XP
by: u2konline
Dumb question, but what is this about?
Low to mid range non power connector nvidia dx11 cards?
Seeing how you can roast a PIG on top of a GTX 480 while gaming, I would say yes but they should suck back more power than ATI's equivalent.
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#8
gvblake22
by: Zubasa
How about the 4850?
The 4850 was a performance oriented card when it was released, like the 5850 is now (and the 3850 before it). The 4650 or 4770 would the be mainstream version of the 4850, which were both 128-bit.
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Are you absolutely sure, they wont rename the 8800GT this time also?!?!??
#10
entropy13
by: TAViX
Are you absolutely sure, they wont rename the 8800GT this time also?!?!??
That's what the 300 series is for.
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#11
u2konline
by: Super XP
Seeing how you can roast a PIG on top of a GTX 480 while gaming, I would say yes but they should suck back more power than ATI's equivalent.
Good, that is what i am looking for this summer, planning to buy a dx11 nvidia card, mid range at best :)
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