View Single Post
Old 12-16-08, 03:14 PM   #25
ChrisRay
Registered User
 
ChrisRay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 5,101
Default Re: Nvidia's GTX 295 pics.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptNKILL View Post
Strange... 240 stream processors and 896Mb of memory. More SPs is good, but it seems odd that it'd have the same amount of memory as the GTX 260 with the same SPs as the 280.

Looks like another card I'll definitely be skipping though. GX2 for the lose.

*This is a speculative mode and not denying or confirming anything*

This has moreto do with GPU PCBS than actual chip yields. My guess is the GTX 295 cards have fully functional core units. But the ROP/Memory partitions are disabled for PCB costs due to the 260 PCB costing alot less to make. I dont honestly believe the GTX 260 or GTX 280 is all that bandwith limited. Most of its extra performance comes from higher clocks/extra ROPS.

Chris
__________________
|CPU: Intel I7 Lynnfield @ 3.0 Ghz|Mobo:Asus P7P55 WS Supercomputer |Memory:8 Gigs DDR3 1333|Video:Geforce GTX 295 Quad SLI|Monitor:Samsung Syncmaster 1680x1080 3D Vision\/Olevia 27 Inch Widescreen HDTV 1920x1080

|CPU: AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition @ 2.5 Ghz|Mobo:Asus M3n HT Deluxe Nforce 780A|Memory: 4 gigs DDR2 800| Video: Geforce GTX 280x2 SLI

Nzone
SLI Forum Administrator

NVIDIA User Group Members receive free software and/or hardware from NVIDIA from time to time to facilitate the evaluation of NVIDIA products. However, the opinions expressed are solely those of the members
ChrisRay is offline   Reply With Quote