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Old 10-18-10, 09:56 AM   #1
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Post Front Page: An Interesting October

Upcoming releases, competitive bickering, specification speculation/rumors, product naming controversies... things have heated up on the GPU news front this October. Although much of this activity has caused the discussion boards to heat up with a healthy mix of well-sourced information, uninformed speculation, trolling/flame wars and general excitement, the real benefits will be seen in the short term when newer, faster and more efficient technologies become available to consumers looking for a new GPU for their gaming, Folding, home workstation or Home Theater PC.


Fancy a Fermi refresh? Whether it materializes or not, the speculation that NVIDIA will be releasing a 512 CUDA core-equipped GTX 580 is creating some excitement. With a reported 128 TMUs and a 512-bit memory bus, the so-called GF100b could serve as a countermeasure to AMD's upcoming (and slightly maligned for the new and confusing product-naming system) 6-series architecture which is well on its way.

Link to story HERE.

An apparent NVIDIA product roadmap has also been released, detailing information on GF110, GF112 and GF119.



More info HERE.

... and yet more information (translated GTC conversation) which possibly links this new development to the 238W Tesla C2050 HERE.


Every once in a while, something stokes the flames between NVIDIA and ATI. The most recent instance of this comes from AMD Devrel team chief Richard Huddy, who has called out NVIDIA for their practices relating to game development, specifically opining on what he believes to be wasteful practices when it comes to indiscriminate, over-gratuitous and pixel/performance-wasting use of tessellation for what appear to be competitive advantages. He also took the opportunity to harken back to the not-too-long-ago Batman Arkham Asylum debacle and wondered aloud if NVIDIA is putting themselves first, or gamers.

Regardless of whether Richard's opinions are correct, as a Devrel team chief and former NVIDIA employee he does offer some interesting perspectives. So Did NVIDIA really fund development of Stone Giant? And what of their $2M affiliation with the development of Crysis 2? NV News will report on any responses from the Green Team.

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Old 10-18-10, 10:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Front Page: An Interesting October

So because tessellation hasn't matured that much yet, it's not "honest" yet? Or has AMD blown this out of proportion? The kitteh describes my sentiments exactly...
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Old 10-18-10, 02:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Front Page: An Interesting October

Reportedly AMD also kicked in $1M to help fund DIRT 2, sooo...

I'm working on getting a link for that.
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Old 10-18-10, 04:09 PM   #4
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I see that GF110 box is floating within the 2010 time frame...COME ON MR. REFRESH!!! WE KNOW YER THARRRrrr!!!!
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Old 10-18-10, 04:11 PM   #5
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GF110 should be here around the holidays.
Lifetime should be around holidays 2010 till mid-2011.
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