Friday, December 22nd 2006

Sparkle produces first video card with 80nm NVIDIA GPU

Sparkle has officially beaten all the other NVIDIA manufacturers to making a card based on an 80nm GPU. The first 80nm GPU from NVIDIA is a blue 7600GT, based off of the G73 (there is no information on what NVIDIA calls the 80nm version of the G73). The card comes clocked at 650MHz, a full 90MHz faster then 7600GT stock specifications. The memory and memory controller is still the same. The memory is clocked at 1600MHz DDR, and is only 128 bit. The card comes with 12 ROP's, 256MB of memory, and a PCI Express x16 interface. The card should be available in 2007, and offers significant performance benefits when compared to the 90nm version of the same card (roughly 500 points in 3Dmark06).

Source: The Inquirer
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18 Comments on Sparkle produces first video card with 80nm NVIDIA GPU

#1
Pinchy
lol why a 7600GT :p?
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#2
pt
not a suicide-bomber
2 of them in sli would be perfect if i didn't already have a gfx card :)
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#3
Pinchy
any ideas on pricing?
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#4
OnBoard
Bet that could be easily passive cooled, without whole card full of heatsinks. Point being, strap a good cooler on top and OC like crazy (if voltages are not the problem).
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#5
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
would the normal method of voltmodding a 7600GT apply to this card aswell?
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#6
peach1971
lol why a 7600GT ?
Because it´s from Sparkle? ;)
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#7
Pinchy
by: peach1971
Because it´s from Sparkle? ;)
lmao! touché :p
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#8

Because it's a simpler architechture to shrink than the high-end cards, but not demoralisingly crap...
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#9
Pinchy
always taking the easy way out :p...lmao, yeah, i guess it was their 'first attempt'
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
OK, they should do away with the 128bit memory interface for all new cards. I mean, to plop down money even on midrange with this interface pisses me off!

-The Eagle
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: zekrahminator
. The card comes clocked at 650MHz, a full 90MHz faster then 7600GT stock specifications.
not a partial 90mhz faster :roll:
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#12
Pinchy
by: WarEagleAU
OK, they should do away with the 128bit memory interface for all new cards. I mean, to plop down money even on midrange with this interface pisses me off!

-The Eagle
yeah, 128bit is getting crap
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#13
Saurian
I was under the impression that XFX had released the 80nm 7600 core already on one of their cards. I could have SWORN I had seen hellacious oc results somewhere for it.

either way, if the price is right it'd make a heck of a card for your second computer.
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#14
tkpenalty
Yes they did... ATI already did... nvidia are a bit late -_-
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#15
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: tkpenalty
Yes they did... ATI already did... nvidia are a bit late -_-
Which is why this is news, NVIDIA's first 80nm GPU :).
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#16
Pinchy
what was ATI's first 80nm GPU?
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#17
Zubasa
The now famous RV570 I believe.
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#18
Pinchy
yeah i was looking around and noticed the X1950 series is the only one to use them
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