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gdphk
03-12-05, 06:12 AM
http://www.computerbase.de/news/hardware/grafikkarten/nvidia/2005/maerz/cebit05_nvidia_g70_ende_april/

:eek:

wEEt
03-12-05, 06:22 AM
Did you yourself read the text? Read the last 2 lines and tell me how that sounds to you...

msxyz
03-12-05, 08:14 AM
Yoda himself, the text written has. :D

Blame the online translators which still cannot re-construct a correct sentence from a crop of translated words.

wEEt
03-12-05, 09:07 AM
Ok, because I'm German, here for everybody: G70 is the refresh chip of the NV40. It was renamed because Nvidia changed from IBM to TSMC. It's going to be higher clocked and has several improvements and bugfixes.
At the end of the year, we'll see a new generation, probably called "GeForce 7".

MUYA
03-12-05, 09:09 AM
hmmm several improvements is about right ;)

JoKeRr
03-12-05, 04:24 PM
everyone could use a fixed video processor

GigaDrive
03-14-05, 07:00 AM
Ok, because I'm German, here for everybody: G70 is the refresh chip of the NV40. It was renamed because Nvidia changed from IBM to TSMC. It's going to be higher clocked and has several improvements and bugfixes.
At the end of the year, we'll see a new generation, probably called "GeForce 7".


a refresh of NV40 could also be called GeForce 7.

i.e. the NV20/GeForce3 refresh, NV25, was called GeForce4

i.e. the NV10/GeForce refresh, NV15, was called GeForce2


I highly doubt we will see a whole new architecture from Nvidia anytime this year. we should see a major NV40 refresh this spring, G70 it seems, and then probably a tweak / speed bump of it this fall/winter.

the next-generation Nvidia architecture, which Playstation3 GPU will be derived from, will probably be launched Q2 or Q3 2006.


I strongly believe G70, or whatever Nvidia spring/summer 2005 product is going to be, is a beefy NV4x architecture.

wEEt
03-14-05, 07:59 AM
What do you think will stand against the R520? The refresh won't...So we have to see a new architecture this year.

mustrum
03-14-05, 11:08 AM
What do you think will stand against the R520? The refresh won't...So we have to see a new architecture this year.
What makes you think so?
Add one or 2 quads and up the clock speed and you are fully competitive.
This is all speculation. How can you be sure a refresh couldn't compete with a chip that is not released yet and noone really knows it specs?

jAkUp
03-14-05, 11:13 AM
Well, if the R520 brings 24 pipes to the table... Dunno if a bump in clockspeed from nV will be able to compete with that.

grimreefer
03-14-05, 03:19 PM
im hoping for something based on the 6600gt core. i mean, that thing is gimped(128 bit, 8 pipes) and still performs great.

wEEt
03-14-05, 03:24 PM
What makes you think so?
Add one or 2 quads and up the clock speed and you are fully competitive.
This is all speculation. How can you be sure a refresh couldn't compete with a chip that is not released yet and noone really knows it specs?
Of course...But a refresh against a whole new architecture? Well, it worked (R420 vs. NV40). But 2 more squads and higher clockrates? 300 Million transistors? :confused:

lone_bullet
03-14-05, 03:24 PM
Plz Plz...people....a little confidence in nvidia ;)

Lone

wEEt
03-14-05, 03:34 PM
I see fans...Huuuuuuuuge fans ;) I'm confident that Nvidia will do a great Job as they always did (ok, except NV3X). And maybe the R520 is going to be worse than we think.

Richthofen
03-14-05, 04:21 PM
I see fans...Huuuuuuuuge fans ;) I'm confident that Nvidia will do a great Job as they always did (ok, except NV3X). And maybe the R520 is going to be worse than we think.

could be true.

Asus talked about the upcoming products @CEBIT in Germany.
As we know Asus delivers both ATI and Nvidia products.
This is what they had to say according to xbitlabs during their Dual GF6800Ultra showing:


ASUS has decided to make and now show off the world’s fastest graphics card that will remain the fastest even after the launch of next-generation products, such as ATI’s R520[...]The company insists that the dual GeForce 6800 Ultra will be faster compared to the forthcoming chips, namely R520, which will allow users to remain on the leading edge of technology without upgrading the graphics card.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/ed...it2005-2_3.html