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GeForce GTS 450 Slides Confirm Specs, Reveal Positioning

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So G106 is half of a full G104. Does that mean that G108 will only have a 64 bit bus? Unless they get the memory controller faster, a gt 240 would be faster with gddr5 because it has twice the bus width.

Also for price I'm going to guess the 150 USD mark just because that is where the GTS 250 sits according to Newegg, before rebates, on the high end.
 

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So G106 is half of a full G104. Does that mean that G108 will only have a 64 bit bus?
Likely 64-bit GDDR5, which isn't bad. It's on-par with 128-bit GDDR3.
 
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It doesn't look to shabby, it might be good to have for PhysX or something.
 
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Looks like a decent little card!
 
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Likely 64-bit GDDR5, which isn't bad. It's on-par with 128-bit GDDR3.
Problem is that GT 240 comes with GDDR5 as an option. Sure it doesn't do DX11, but unless the G108 brings something else to the take, it looks like it might go spec for spec with the 240 except on memory bandwidth. Reviews have shown that the GDDR3 version of the 240 is hampered by the lower bandwidth.

I guess I just don't see it as a good move.
 
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So G106 is half of a full G104. Does that mean that G108 will only have a 64 bit bus? Unless they get the memory controller faster, a gt 240 would be faster with gddr5 because it has twice the bus width.

Also for price I'm going to guess the 150 USD mark just because that is where the GTS 250 sits according to Newegg, before rebates, on the high end.
"To begin with, the GTS 450, as mentioned in numerous occasions, has 192 CUDA cores, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface."
 
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Problem is that GT 240 comes with GDDR5 as an option. Sure it doesn't do DX11, but unless the G108 brings something else to the take, it looks like it might go spec for spec with the 240 except on memory bandwidth. Reviews have shown that the GDDR3 version of the 240 is hampered by the lower bandwidth.

I guess I just don't see it as a good move.
According to the numbers of this news post, there is little room for comparison between the GT240 and this.

ROPs: GTS450 - 16, GT240 - 8.
SPs: GTS450 - 192, GT240 - 96.
TMU: GTS450 - 32, GT240 - 32.
Memory: 128-bit GDDR5, 128-bit GDDR3/5.

Edit: Sorry for the double post...
 

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So G106 is half of a full G104. Does that mean that G108 will only have a 64 bit bus? Unless they get the memory controller faster, a gt 240 would be faster with gddr5 because it has twice the bus width.

Also for price I'm going to guess the 150 USD mark just because that is where the GTS 250 sits according to Newegg, before rebates, on the high end.
According to the numbers of this news post, there is little room for comparison between the GT240 and this.

ROPs: GTS450 - 16, GT240 - 8.
SPs: GTS450 - 192, GT240 - 96.
TMU: GTS450 - 32, GT240 - 32.
Memory: 128-bit GDDR5, 128-bit GDDR3/5.

Edit: Sorry for the double post...
he's trying to draw a comparison to a different chip altogether, one that has not even surfaced yet.

GTX470/480 = GF100
GTX460 = GF104
GTS450 = GF106
GT440? = GF108
 
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Correct Wolf

Its all based on the assumption that the G108 will be half of the G106 even though we don't know officially if the G106 is half of the G104.

As with these things, time will tell.
 
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A worthy replacement for the G92 GTS 250. :)
 
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gts 450 with 128bit isn't really that bad at price range of $150, though it may hurt the performance a bit when plays on crysis or any bandwidth starved game. otherwise it trumps in some directx 11 game that heavily require tessellation plus it has 192 cuda which far more than 5770's 800/5=160. overall, a good low budget card that's good to buy.