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

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    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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    too little, too late!!
     
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    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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    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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    w0rd!
     
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    Power Pulled from 8800GTX - 175W
    Power Pulled from Retail R600* - 240W - Is also CLEARLY larger than the 8800.

    *Supposedly

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    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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    That makes almost NO sense.
     
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    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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    hmm, it'll be a tough battle of DX10, w8 w8 and w8...
     
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    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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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    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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    this should shape up to be interesting. I cant wait to see both of them.
     
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    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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    Cut/disabled, been happening for years with both manufacturers so why should the 8800 or R600 be any different.
     
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    nah that might be sumithing worth wile waiting for
     
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    As are working drivers for 8800-series worth waiting for...
     
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