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*DJSpaceMouse
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nVIDIA releases new chip

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11-18-2002 09:40 PM
I thought the people in this NG might find this
interesting.  Who wants one?

 

 

It's been a long time coming, but today Nvidia’s
next-gen graphics chip family, the NV30, gets its first official public airing.
And a new moniker: step forward the Nvidia GeForce FX, a name intended to convey
a "new age of cinematic visual effects for the desktop".

The GeForce FX
renders graphics up to four times faster than the Ti 4600, hitherto Nvidia’s
top-performing chip, and it is said to be approx. 25-50 per cent faster than the
ATI Radeon 9700, current graphics performance leader. Systems incorporating the
FX 5800 and 5800 Ultra, the first GeForce FX chips, should be out in January. At
retail level, the chips will cost approx. $400 and $500.

So what's new?
First up, a faster processor: 500MHz v. 325MHz in used in the TI4600. Next,
there’s more memory bandwidth 1GHz DDRII DRAM (600MHz DDR1); new anti-aliasing
technology, dubbed Intellisample, designed to double the efficiency of memory
reads and writes; and AGP 8X bandwidth (double that of AGP 4X). Built using
0.13micron production technology, the GeForce FX also handles eight pixels per
clock cycle, against 4 for its immediate predecessor, by definition doubling the
theoretical fill rate.
*Dotson, Sean
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Re: nVIDIA releases new chip

11-18-2002 09:54 PM in reply to: *DJSpaceMouse
LOL I was just about to post the same
thing...


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I thought the people in this NG might find this
interesting.  Who wants one?

 

 

It's been a long time coming, but today Nvidia’s
next-gen graphics chip family, the NV30, gets its first official public
airing. And a new moniker: step forward the Nvidia GeForce FX, a name intended
to convey a "new age of cinematic visual effects for the desktop".

The
GeForce FX renders graphics up to four times faster than the Ti 4600, hitherto
Nvidia’s top-performing chip, and it is said to be approx. 25-50 per cent
faster than the ATI Radeon 9700, current graphics performance leader. Systems
incorporating the FX 5800 and 5800 Ultra, the first GeForce FX chips, should
be out in January. At retail level, the chips will cost approx. $400 and $500.


So what's new? First up, a faster processor: 500MHz v. 325MHz in used
in the TI4600. Next, there’s more memory bandwidth 1GHz DDRII DRAM (600MHz
DDR1); new anti-aliasing technology, dubbed Intellisample, designed to double
the efficiency of memory reads and writes; and AGP 8X bandwidth (double that
of AGP 4X). Built using 0.13micron production technology, the GeForce FX also
handles eight pixels per clock cycle, against 4 for its immediate predecessor,
by definition doubling the theoretical fill rate.
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loop29
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Registered: ‎11-21-2003
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11-18-2002 10:36 PM in reply to: *DJSpaceMouse
Nahh, this one is 5 or 6 months away from getting retail and available in the stores, I didn´t believe those diagrams which showing a 3 times faster geometry processing unit of the GFFX compared to Ti 4600, let´s see what will left over when first benchmarks hit the web..

regards
*Unal, Ahmet
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11-18-2002 10:41 PM in reply to: *DJSpaceMouse
They say the first retail cards will be available
in January... The screenshots at NVidia's website are simply
amazing...

 

 

 

 

Ahmet

 


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Nahh,
this one is 5 or 6 months away from getting retail and available in the
stores, I didn´t believe those diagrams which showing a 3 times faster
geometry processing unit of the GFFX compared to Ti 4600, let´s see what will
left over when first benchmarks hit the web..

regards

*Bilton, John
Message 5 of 5 (44 Views)

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11-18-2002 11:38 PM in reply to: *DJSpaceMouse
Well, , and then I will compare that with running on the
version of XP. I will post my results here as soon as I am allowed by the people involved.

John Bilton
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