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Spy-shot of Roadmap Slide Reveals a ''Big Bang II'' from NVIDIA this September

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  1. btarunr

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    Chile Hardware (CHW) managed to take a snap of a screen reportedly showing a roadmap slide of NVIDIA drivers which shows an entry called "Big Bang II" under the September time-scale. There are markers which NVIDIA informally refers to as "Big Bang" when the drivers bring about something very significant in terms of features. To give you an idea, the first "Big Bang" brought about support for the SLI multi-GPU technology years ago.

    Although the shot is fairly illegible, it shows Big Bang II to bring in features such as driver-level Display Port connectivity support, performance and quality improvements and support for OpenGL 3.0, which seem rather plain since NVIDIA didn't regard DirectX 10 compatible drivers under a "Big Bang" either, and performance and quality increments are a day to day affair with driver releases. It would be interesting to see how this pans out.

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    Source: CHW
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    nVidia is going to unleash the deamon that is the GTX280.
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    The GTX280 has already been released! :confused:
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    Nvidia's Bounce Back Recipe:

    1 Part Suspense
    1 Part Mistery
    1 Part "Earth Shattering Technology"

    Mix thouroghly and provide staff with enough coffee to keep them awake and productive for three months. Ensure even coating of "Big Bang" and hope it doesn't flop like the 260/280. Bake for one hour then move it quickly to the market and keep it overpriced so no one buy's it, then work on drivers to support it fully. Exclaim "Big Bang" is a sucess and laugh of last quarters losses.
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    Yes, yes, I know this, but drivers play a pretty substantial role in the performance of a card do they not? Anyways, I just wanted to get a post in... Looking for the 4870x2 personally.
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    *yawns* i wudnt be surprised if this is some crappy internal release, so nvidia can grab the headlines and put ppl off buying for a while, cos apparently nvidia are gonna release summat big...*yawns again*
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    I dont think this one is gonna be about graphics... something about this sounds like theyre gonna unleash full featured GPU computing.

    Maybe im just still waiting for that can of whoopass to be unleashed - but its sounding a bit like an empty promise lately.
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    do you mean the GT300's:confused:
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    The last big bang was SLI -- is this "big bang" going to be more efficient SLI? :confused:
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    Well its a driver map so wont be to do with any graphics cards.

    Has hybrid SLi been properly released yet?

    Maybe its something to do with that.
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    Wireless SLI! Slower and better!
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    Big Bang II !!!

    They blow up?

    September 11 2008... Breaking News!!!

    "Al-Qaeda has drop bombs in Nvidia facilities because Bin Laden wasn't pleased by the quality of the picture delivered by the latest graphic cards.He was watching TV on PC and his beard was green!! so he decided to attack the greens. His lt's has hijacked 200 dz pigeons brainwashed them,feed them with TNT and send them to drop the shit.This is the dirtiest attack ever know in history..."
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    Just had a brain wave, maybe this is what they are codenaming:

    INTEL SLI !!!

    Think about it, on the same day within hours of each other, we here that the new intel Architecture with the X58 is being brought forward to september. And this gets "slipped"

    We know that the X58 will support SLi.
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    And after that, Newegg.com : $2000 Radeon HD4870.
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    yawn... another attempt at prying shareholders off AMD with FUD.
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    I know what it is. It will even more degrade the image quality in order to get higher frames.
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    probably some sort of physx driver or cuda software that would let you use your GPU as an insane CPU.

    unless they come out with a $400 card that stomps the 4870X2 im going to a 4870X2 and an x58 for my next system
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    I saw GTX 200+ before Big Bang.. How many revisions of cards are they gonna release :ohwell:
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    Talk about a yawn. We don't need another "Big Bang" when they haven't even righted the ship on the first one. 2-way SLI is fine (in most cases) but 3-way is a pitiful flop except for syn. benching.

    :roll:
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    oh noes! nvidia is gonna blow up the world!

    ..probably trying to build a nuclear reactor that can power a 280 gx4...
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    The Big bang is that they will release a GTX 280+. :cool:
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    I agree with mab1376. Probably just something to do with their buyout of PhysX.
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    aren't we getting close to when they're gonna fire up that LHC . . .

    I wonder if it'll be running on nVidia hardware and they're just waiting on the drivers from the green camp . . .

    by any chance, that LHC isn't near an important AMD fabrication factility, is it?!
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    LHC = end of the world

    as for nvidia's big bang, that must be the sound of all the power grids across the world spontaniously combusting due to the power requirements of thier new video cards?
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