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Old 03-04-10, 06:39 PM   #18
shadow001
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Default Re: First benchmarks of GTX 470

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Originally Posted by Razor1 View Post
No there isn't that much difference in the BOM between these cards, the chip if Fermi's rumored ~500mm2 is true, its only 1.5 bigger then then Cypress's 335mm2, unlike the gtx 280 where ATi had a 2 times the die size advantage. You are looking at possibly ~$20 between the two GPU's,

What about the 384 bit bus then?,which makes the PCB more complex to design and more expensive.


Or the fact that the GTX480 needs 12 GDDR 5 memory modules on each card,because of the 384 bit bus,while the HD5870 makes do with 8 GDDR5 modules on each card(256 bit bus).
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