View Full Version : why did nvidia say 8 series wouldnt support unified when it does?

01-17-07, 06:51 PM
? i know this is hardly news but ...... ?

01-17-07, 06:55 PM
Because... deception... deception....

Thats all i think it was.

01-17-07, 08:44 PM
Nvidia never said it wasn't.. Nvidia never said it was either for that matter :)

01-17-07, 08:55 PM
I thought that the 8800 wasnt considered a true unified architecture. It was more or less a hybrid of sorts.

01-17-07, 09:11 PM
it is unified, but maybe the lower end cards wont be...

01-17-07, 09:18 PM
J3di mind trick.

01-17-07, 11:33 PM
J3di mind trick.
LMAO. Good stuff there buddy Haha(nana2)

01-18-07, 12:32 AM
MIN|) 7R1X!!!

01-18-07, 03:42 AM
I thought that the 8800 wasnt considered a true unified architecture. It was more or less a hybrid of sorts.

You mean the Inq and pretty much any website out there tough that it was a hybrid architecture?

They never said it was, or was not. They said "when the time is wright, we will do it".

Jen also said that the G80 was ready a year ago. Imagine if they had launch it at that time frame....

The old saying it's true "Never stop your opponent when he is doing a mistake"

01-18-07, 05:46 AM
Makes sense to go Unified now, while it didnt before.
Now the requirements on precision and stuff are pretty similar on both vertex and pixel shader units, while the requirements was lower on pixelshaders in DX9.
So with DX10 the pipelines are pretty similar anyway, so you might aswell make then unified. (which they already are on the softwareside)
While it would cost alot more and cause a larger die to do so on DX9, since you can get away with "smaller" less complex PS units, and a few larger VS units separatly.
Nonunified DX10 GPUs would be pretty much as large I guess, but without the advantage of adapting to shifting loads.

The 8800 has a number of identical (SP) units that can process vertex, pixel and geometry shader data, and other things via CUDA for that matter.
So it is a unified architecture.

01-18-07, 06:29 AM
i would say to keep ati in the dark, and suprise everyone

01-18-07, 01:49 PM
I guess they read "The art of war"

01-18-07, 02:16 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm........I remember Lance Armstrong complaining how hurt and tired he was during the Tour de France ;)

01-18-07, 04:33 PM
Yea man... most competition is psychological. Underestimation is a great tool.

01-18-07, 07:31 PM
I should create a new thread with "Why are people with 8800 series cards upset that people without 8800 series cards can use 'their' drivers" :D