Originally posted by SurfMonkey
I never said that the NV30 has anything over and above the R300 technologie wise, though that's not strictly true; .13u process being one example. But it is fairly obvious that it will have a higher core and memory speed than the R300.
What I meant was the Gigapixel and 3dfx technologies were all theoretical, nothing had ever been, successfully, built with them. nVidia had to do all the design work and implementation work from scratch. ATI bought a ready made design and re-engineered to become a PC gfx chip.
It'll be a surprise for me if nv30 is clocked higher than radeon 9700,remember gf2ultra=250 & gf3=200!!On the other hand they have some new blood(3dfx)things may be different this time.
I don't expect nvidia to use any of the rampage-mojo tech in nv30 because if I remember corectly David Kirk said that they mixed the 3dfx engineers with nvidias to make up new tech.
I don't think that radeon was a re-engineered design.