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Blacklash
10-25-03, 06:33 PM
Isn't someone building a FX 5700 U with GDDR3? I thought it was eVga...

Anyone know?

The Baron
10-25-03, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Malficar
Isn't someone building a FX 5700 U with GDDR3? I thought it was eVga...

Anyone know?
I've only heard DDR2...

TheTaz
10-25-03, 08:32 PM
Well...

http://techreport.com/reviews/2003q4/geforcefx-5700ultra/index.x?pg=1

128-bit memory bus - NV36's memory bus is 128 bits wide, just like NV31's. However, NV36 supports DDR2 and GDDR3 memory types in addition to standard DDR SDRAM. Initially, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra cards will ship with DDR2 memory chips running at 450MHz, but board manufacturers may eventually exploit the chip's compatibility with different memory types to produce budget cards with DDR SDRAM or more exotic offerings with GDDR3.

looks like eVGA COULD... but there's nothing on their website about it.

Taz

The Baron
10-25-03, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by TheTaz
Well...

looks like eVGA COULD... but there's nothing on their website about it.

Taz
I'd be very surprised. I think the use of DDR2 is because a lot was produced and very little was used, and now it's defunct with GDDR3 coming. So, RAM manufacturers are dumping it, I suppose.

Dazz
10-25-03, 08:46 PM
Yeap it's been sitting about since the fall of the GeForceFX 5800 cards.

The Baron
10-25-03, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Dazz
Yeap it's been sitting about since the fall of the GeForceFX 5800 cards.
Don't forget the 256 meg 9800 Pros. All seven of them or so.

bkswaney
10-25-03, 11:13 PM
I would love to see GDDR3 on a card. :)


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B&R
10-26-03, 10:18 AM
FiringSquad review said sometin abt using GDDR3 in near future but i dont know if it is for 5700U.

PreservedSwine
10-26-03, 01:45 PM
I don't think that bandwidth is the limiting factor (not much) on the 5700U...it's all about shaders now, and mega-bandwidth isn't going to help much...on this card, anyway.

I'd like to see GDDR3 on some top-of the line cards, where the core won't be the limiting factor in performance.....