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Old 02-12-12, 01:30 PM   #325
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Default Re: next gen kepler to support dx 11.1, also take a year to rollout all cards

The memory has to be available in the first place and that has nothing to do with ISV's, or Nvidia or AMD at all, but companies that actually design and produce it like elpida or samsung, so in this case if the GK104 has a 256 bit memory bus and is a mainstream card it'll be limited to using 8 memory modules, so they have to ask those companies if they have 512 MB GDDR 5 chips rated to run at 1.5 Ghz and can supply them in enough volume.


256MB chips obviously exist since we seem them in the HD7970 cards, but 12 are needed to make a card with 3GB onboard, and needing a 384 bit bus since each chip is has a 32 bit interface, and a pair of those are connected to each 64 bit memory controler onboard the GPU itself.....Basically is the technology out there that can allow EVGA, Asus, MSI the ability to even make a GK104 card using a non reference design with 4GB onboard in the first place?
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Old 02-12-12, 01:31 PM   #326
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I guess it's possible they could release a 4GB version of Kepler mainstream, which is what they really need to do to compete.
One of the 3rd party vendors such as Asus or Msi will release one with more ram after the initial launch. Kinda like the 2.5gb version of the GTX 570 and the 3gb version of the GTX 580.
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Old 02-12-12, 01:33 PM   #327
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It has 256-bit bus, it's either 2GB or 4GB. Considering, that except the name, that might still change, this is over-all still a mainstream card, then 2GB is just fine.
Thats true too, not really that bad for mainstream.
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Basically is the technology out there that can allow EVGA, Asus, MSI the ability to even make a GK104 card using a non reference design with 4GB onboard in the first place?
Yes.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195102

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133347
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Old 02-12-12, 01:47 PM   #329
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You sure that card is only using 8 memory chips and that the memory speed is the same as what's needed for the GK104?...I'm asking since the card you liked resembles like a professional version the HD5870 eyefinity edition, wich has 6 mini display ports and 4 GB of ram, but did it using 16 memory modules and rated at 1200 Mhz, and cost quite a bit more than a regular HD5870(100~150$ more i think)....Now look at the price of this professional version...


The second link is a Nvidia card with a 384 bit bus, while the GK104 is supposedly limited to a 256 bit one...


Not quite the same as using just 8 modules and needing to run at 1500Mhz like the GK104 since it's a card that will sell for 300$ afterall.
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