Tuesday, February 13th 2007

NVIDIA GeForce 8900GTX will have 25% more shaders than predecessor

NVIDIA's "ace-in-the-hole" is not a driver tweak: it's an unlocking of the G80 core. While the current offerings from NVIDIA using the G80 core, the 8800GTS and the 8800GTX, use an already impressive 96/128 unified shaders, respecfully, NVIDIA claims the G80 shipped with more. NVIDIA says that they will make the 8900GTX have 25% more shaders than the 8800GTX, meaning NVIDIA's DirectX 10 offering will have 160 shaders at it's disposal. The unlocked G80 core can be clocked at no higher than 630MHz on air, and 680MHz on water (according to NVIDIA). The Inquirer is guessing that this monster card will ship around the same time as ATI's R600.Source: The Inquirer
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16 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 8900GTX will have 25% more shaders than predecessor

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EastCoasthandle
I wouldn't say "to late" just yet. Wait for the benchmarks. From what I've seen of R600 benchmarks (if true) this is not going to be a walk in the park. It's possible to say that there will be no blowout between G80 and R600. The selling point is going to be the price this round.
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#3
sinner33
I hope that unlock is available to us 8800 owners, or I'd be sourly pissed! :mad:

I could use the free upgrade. :ohwell:
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#4
PyroInc
by: sinner33
I hope that unlock is available to us 8800 owners, or I'd be sourly pissed! :mad:

I could use the free upgrade. :ohwell:
w0rd!
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#5
Leon2ky
Power Pulled from 8800GTX - 175W
Power Pulled from Retail R600* - 240W - Is also CLEARLY larger than the 8800.

*Supposedly

/thread

My mate at a 3D Graphics company reported to me that his boss already has a 8900 and that it pulls 14K in 06 with 1 card.
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#6
C.Ash
by: zekrahminator
The unlocked G80 core can be clocked at no higher than 630MHz on air, and 680MHz on water (according to NVIDIA).
That makes almost NO sense.
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#7
C.Ash
nVidia has NEVER not told us about pipelines in their cards.. the chance that the G80 has 160 SP's is not very good.
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#8
BXtreme
hmm, it'll be a tough battle of DX10, w8 w8 and w8...
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#10
tkpenalty
Um... I'm beginning to think most of these benchmark speculations are just FUD. I sense many people have a sour taste in their mouth because the 8800GTX core is LASER CUT!!!!.
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Namslas90
too little, too late!!
how R600 isnt even out yet? :roll: to little to late :nutkick:

let me go get my prescot room cooler and my energy crisis in a box R600 and make a super inefficient computer
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
this should shape up to be interesting. I cant wait to see both of them.
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#13
Tatty_One
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by: EastCoasthandle
I wouldn't say "to late" just yet. Wait for the benchmarks. From what I've seen of R600 benchmarks (if true) this is not going to be a walk in the park. It's possible to say that there will be no blowout between G80 and R600. The selling point is going to be the price this round.
And if thats the case NVidia will win in the money stakes as the G80 sales have already probably cleared their overdraft for development so they may be better placed to price lower, speculation, its a wonderful thing.
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Tatty_One
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by: tkpenalty
Um... I'm beginning to think most of these benchmark speculations are just FUD. I sense many people have a sour taste in their mouth because the 8800GTX core is LASER CUT!!!!.
Cut/disabled, been happening for years with both manufacturers so why should the 8800 or R600 be any different.
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#15
Greek
nah that might be sumithing worth wile waiting for
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#16
largon
As are working drivers for 8800-series worth waiting for...
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