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NVIDIA GPU Lineup for 2009 Tabled

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    The year 2008 has been eventful for the PC graphics industry. This is the year which, for the most of the part, saw some serious competition between NVIDIA and ATI. While pure horsepower and value are what determined product superiority, implementing new technologies is what looks to drive GPU makers in 2009. One of the first of these technologies is the introduction of the 40nm manufacturing process, which facilitates GPU makers to step-up transistor counts or even cut manufacturing costs. VR-Zone, based on a few documents it has access to, compiled a list of GPUs that NVIDIA could pull out of its hat in 2009.

    To begin with, NVIDIA is expected to have a full-fledged lineup of GPUs top-to-bottom built on the 40nm fab process within 2009. Before it makes the move to the new fab process, the G200b, built on the 55nm fab process will be given a chance to hold the performance and enthusiast segment offerings by the company, in Q1. Come Q2, and the G200b will be succeeded by GT212. All that while, current G94, G96, G98 will hold the mainstream thru value segments, only to be replaced by GT214, GT216 and GT218 respectively in Q3. NVIDIA's gets a newer IGP too, the iGT209. NVIDIA looks to end the year with a newer high-end GPU, the GT300 to succeed GT212 in Q4.

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  2. Live OR Die

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    :( a year i have to wait for the GT300
     
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    hummm wounder if the GT212 with be DDR5, i dont think we will see any thing on DX10.1 or DX11 till the GT300 hits.
    Thank god for EVGA and BFG step ups.
     
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    Yep, me too . . . Im not going to try the 285, just wait the 300.
     
  5. iamverysmart New Member

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    Corrected.

    Hmmmm, looks like very short life spans.

    GT200a = 1 half
    GT200b = 1 quarter
    GT21X = 1 half (at least the high end cards, the mainstreams will most likely last longer like the current G92's)
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Why is the GX2 in the Enthusiast category when the GTX 280 performs better. They don't even sell the GX2 on Newegg anymore.
     
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    I wonder what the ATI time table is right now, they seem to surprisingly be a little ahead of nvidia lately(product wise not necessarily performance wise, no fighting plz) .
     
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    i have readed some where that Dx11 wil be software sided so probaly wont see a dx11 gpu in a long time since dx10 can also run dx11
     
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    dx11 requires tesselator.
     
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    tesselator?
     
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    here's my 09 outlook on things....

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    ATI's tesselation system has to do with polygons, not textures. More/smaller polygons + reduced strain on the GPU.
     
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    Textures/Polygons, aka like Leaves falling or a Brick wall etc.
     
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    gddr5+dx10.1 or dx11 only come with gt300
    and i expect the gt300 come in q1 2010
     
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    Hmm not very excited. Maybe it's just the fact that latest games have sucked big time and there has not been real breakthroughs in technology in awhile, 3D scene is not what it used to be :(
     
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    I'm not sure how they can still call a GX2 an "enthusiast" card when it's been out of production for a few months now :(
    And what in the F is a GT212? If it's anything like the previous GT/GTX naming scheme then I don't understand why it's classified in the performance/enthusiast area of this chart.
     
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    * GT212-> 40 nm technical process, high memory bus capacity , 384 or 480 stream processors. In the performance level it will be close to the GeForce GTX 295. This will allow to replace the two-chip solution GT200b with one chip, with the comparable performance level. Analogous replacement was already produced in the last summer , when the GeForce GTX 280 proved to be capable to replace the GeForce 9800 GX2. Tentative release date is the end of the second or the beginning of the third quarter 2009.

    But this is only a whisper. So i think it's nothing new, but much more horsepower.
     
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    That just confuses me further, I've read that the new naming scheme is actually going to reflect the performance of the card (who would have ever thought of doing that?)
    Looks like NV is just getting crazy again assigning numbers to cards that have no meaning.
     
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    Q1 '09 looks rather uneventful.
     
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    pysics hitboxes? boundery;s ?
     
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    no a pattern that repeats itself, like what i said even chainlink fence. Its a pattern repeater basically Look at the links i posted to read up on tesselations.
     
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    Lies. You'd never stick with the same RAM that long.:p
     
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    at the time, the 9800GTX well outperformed the GTX280 in comparison to other cards at the time, and also cost more upon release. The GTX280 even now isnt too far ahead of the 9800GX2.
     
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    if im not mistaken the 280 should pull less juice, since its a single PCB and single core vs dual PCB and cores
     

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