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vmsein
05-21-08, 07:57 AM
NVIDIA's upcoming Summer 2008 lineup gets some additional details

Later this week NVIDIA will enact an embargo on its upcoming next-generation graphics core, codenamed D10U. The launch schedule of this processor, verified by DailyTech, claims the GPU will make its debut as two separate graphics cards, currently named GeForce GTX 280 (D10U-30) and GeForce GTX 260 (D10U-20).

The GTX 280 enables all features of the D10U processor; the GTX 260 version will consist of a significantly cut-down version of the same GPU. The D10U-30 will enable all 240 unified stream processors designed into the processor. NVIDIA documentation claims these second-generation unified shaders perform 50 percent better than the shaders found on the D9 cards released earlier this year.

The main difference between the two new GeForce GTX variants revolves around the number of shaders and memory bus width. Most importantly, NVIDIA disables 48 stream processors on the GTX 260. GTX 280 ships with a 512-bit memory bus capable of supporting 1GB GDDR3 memory; the GTX 260 alternative has a 448-bit bus with support for 896MB.

GTX 280 and 260 add virtually all of the same features as GeForce 9800GTX: PCIe 2.0, OpenGL 2.1, SLI and PureVideoHD. The company also claims both cards will support two SLI-risers for 3-way SLI support.

Unlike the upcoming AMD Radeon 4000 series, currently scheduled to launch in early June, the D10U chipset does not support DirectX extentions above 10.0. Next-generation Radeon will also ship with GDDR5 while the June GeForce refresh is confined to just GDDR3.

The GTX series is NVIDIA's first attempt at incorporating the PhysX stream engine into the D10U shader engine. The press decks currently do not shed a lot of information on this support, and the company will likely not elaborate on this before the June 18 launch date.

After NVIDIA purchased PhysX developer AGEIA in February 2008, the company announced all CUDA-enabled processors would support PhysX. NVIDIA has not delivered on this promise yet, though D10U will support CUDA, and therefore PhysX, right out of the gate.

NVIDIA's documentation does not list an estimated street price for the new cards.


http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=11842

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Dazz
05-21-08, 08:10 AM
OMFG the GTX 260 alternative has a 448-bit bus with support for 896MB that is so funky people throught the 768MB on the 8800GTX was strange!

SeriTonin
05-21-08, 08:17 AM
OMFG the GTX 260 alternative has a 448-bit bus with support for 896MB that is so funky people throught the 768MB on the 8800GTX was strange!

Hopefully they learned how to make that weird ass bus and memory configuration work without having to alt/tab out of games every 5 minutes to avoid stuttering.

I'd put up a "this thread is useless without pics", smiley but really, this thread to me and most of us, I'm sure, is useless without crysis benchmarks.

Dazz
05-21-08, 08:30 AM
I never came across that stutter issue that so many had. I have had the you can't see s**t curupt texture issues that it had when it first came out.

SeriTonin
05-21-08, 08:51 AM
I never came across that stutter issue that so many had. I have had the you can't see s**t curupt texture issues that it had when it first came out.

LOL, yeah, that was just as pleasant. Luckily I dodged that one.

SH64
05-21-08, 08:59 AM
Whats with the weird numbers 448-bit bus & 896MB memory! :wtf:

anyways i'll welcome anything the plays Crysis @1600x1200,4xAA,16xAF,Very High with an avarage framerate of 40+fps :D

Bman212121
05-21-08, 11:11 AM
Whats with the weird numbers 448-bit bus & 896MB memory! :wtf:

anyways i'll welcome anything the plays Crysis @1600x1200,4xAA,16xAF,Very High with an avarage framerate of 40+fps :D

I'm guessing 256 + 192 bit bus, and 512MB + 384MB of ram. It probably uses 2 seperate sets of memory to keep the costs down.

bacon12
05-21-08, 11:19 AM
Whats with the weird numbers 448-bit bus & 896MB memory! :wtf:

anyways i'll welcome anything the plays Crysis @1600x1200,4xAA,16xAF,Very High with an avarage framerate of 40+fps :D

Agreed I wanna play the MP with some good performance. I think it would be fun if you didn't get the s**t performance that I get now.

K007
05-21-08, 04:02 PM
Like i said the past x100 times....ME WANT CARD NOW!!!

It is probably gonna be like $900AUD...but dammit...that card will be mine -.-.

Technoholic
05-21-08, 05:41 PM
Can you see it?

eVGA GTX 280.

Looks so sexy. :wonder:

SH64
05-21-08, 06:06 PM
Can you see it?

eVGA GTX 280.

Looks so sexy. :wonder:
Huh ? where ? Pics ??!!

Technoholic
05-21-08, 06:38 PM
Huh ? where ? Pics ??!!
lol, I meant the title. :o " eVGA GTX 280 " It looks sexy.

nekrosoft13
05-21-08, 06:53 PM
Huh ? where ? Pics ??!!

at least one member on the board probably have 3 of them already :headexplode:

SH64
05-21-08, 07:09 PM
at least one member on the board probably have 3 of them already :headexplode:
Gordon Phreeman ?

grey_1
05-21-08, 07:13 PM
at least one member on the board probably have 3 of them already :headexplode:
Just watch for the telltale FS thread.

Zapablast05
05-21-08, 08:00 PM
Gordon Phreeman ?

You mean he who goes by jAkUp?? jacob freeman, nub lol.

I wanna know how much the GTX 260 goes for.

Bman212121
05-21-08, 08:41 PM
Just watch for the telltale FS thread.

Just watch his sig... ;)

Muppet
05-21-08, 09:05 PM
Just watch his sig... ;)
Yeah that to. You know when he isn't around he is trying out new hardware.

Ayepecks
05-21-08, 11:36 PM
So is this the long-awaited GT200?

K007
05-22-08, 04:03 AM
3 of em on Tri SLI...thats...6 Cores?!

**** me...Dx10 Very High 16xAA?

Kemo
05-22-08, 03:25 PM
I read online that the 8800gtx will support physx extensions. Is this true?

J-Mag
05-22-08, 03:42 PM
3 of em on Tri SLI...thats...6 Cores?!

**** me...Dx10 Very High 16xAA?

Eh? None of these are dual GPU boards and even if they were there is no 6 way SLI driver.

hemmy
05-22-08, 06:24 PM
How many times can you guys seriously play Crysis?

Unless you are still holding out, lol. Beat it, don't plan on playing it again.

SH64
05-22-08, 06:57 PM
How many times can you guys seriously play Crysis?

Unless you are still holding out, lol. Beat it, don't plan on playing it again.
I can wait. i've beaten Crysis once at high quality & i can wait to play it again on V.high. afterall its the BEST LOOKING game out there so far & no other game even comes close!

shabby
05-22-08, 07:58 PM
How many times can you guys seriously play Crysis?

Unless you are still holding out, lol. Beat it, don't plan on playing it again.

Re-playing crysis in all its glory at 60fps is worth it :)