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Old 08-29-02, 08:42 AM   #3
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The number of transistors you need decreases with each additional pipeline you add.

My guess its that the change occured because the 6 pipeline design was only as good as the R300. They want something better. And now both cards have 8 pipelines. My only worry here is that nVidia designed the memory controller around a 6 pipeline design and will now have to find a way to increase the bandwidth in order to feed the extra pipes. 256bit bus anyone?
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