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Old 06-24-08, 11:19 AM   #106
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Default Re: Will Radeon HD 4870 turn up the heat on the GTX 280?

Originally Posted by walterman View Post
I would like to see a GT200b on steroids, like the 7800GTX512 or the 7900GTX were. My wishes are on a 55nm GT200 with 512bit & GDDR5.

nVidia is going to have a harsh battle vs ATi this time.

I'm not sure if the current memory controler in the GT200 supports GDDR 5 though,but even then,using a 512 bit bus and GDDR 5 is beyond overkill,and the card would have more memory bandwith than the core could use (250GB/sec +),Not to mention that GDDR5 memory production is still ramping up and carries a premium over GDDR3.

A higher clocked 55nm version,running at 750 to 800Mhz,using the same power as the current version and clocking it's GDDR 3 memory as fast as it can,would likely make the fight a lot closer realtive to the HD4870 X2,and it's something that Nvidia can do in the next few months.
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