Originally Posted by dnavas
I think the only way that happens is if G80 winds up being unable to support GDDR4 at high frequencies for some reason. Otherwise, a refresh could remedy a good bit of the bandwidth imbalance. Not to mention addressing power concerns....
I think it far more likely that we will be looking at these two architectures in late spring considering bandwidth vs. computational power. I consider it quite possible that G80 will be unbalanced in favor of computational ability, while R600 might be unbalanced in favor of higher bandwidth.
/me readies his popcorn emoticon.
Actually G80 right now have some problems in supporting GDDR4 .
But you will see 7800GTX 512 style occur again........
Form someone who is responsible for R600 board told me If he is optimistic on time frame for R600 Launch , He would guess Feb at least. But R600 is beast which would literally sip all the power supply.