AMD: R8xx Speculation

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How soon will Nvidia respond with GT300 to upcoming ATI-RV870 lineup GPUs

Poll closed Oct 14, 2009.
  1. Within 1 or 2 weeks

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  2. Within a month

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Within couple months

    28 vote(s)
    18.1%
  4. Very late this year

    52 vote(s)
    33.5%
  5. Not until next year

    69 vote(s)
    44.5%
  1. psolord

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    Does anyone know why is there this lack of 5850s in the reviews? I haven't read all of them yet, but i didn't come across any 5850 pcb photos either!

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    ASUS Launches EAH5800 Series with Voltage Tweak Technology promising 38% more performance!

    There are already 5850s listed at 210euros, which is a great price. If you add the voltage tweaks to them, they could be faster than the 4870X2 at about 150 euros less!

    I do fear thought that the 5850s may not be using the voltera VRMs! :S
     
  2. Silent_Buddha

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    5850 launches next week...

    Regards,
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  3. Dave Baumann

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    IIRC the first DX10 patch was in the region of 3 months after Vista...?
    First DX11 - a month before Windows 7! :)
     
  4. psolord

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    Oh ok. Thanks! :)
     
  5. Jawed

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  6. Kaotik

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    Well, in all fairness, DX10 was completely new platform, while updating your engine from DX10(.1) to 11 is a trivial job, and even if you add tesselation or some such to it, it should be a lot easier effort than completely new platform.
    And Win7 has been available.. hmm, couple months I think? Via Technet & MSDN + MSDNAA
     
  7. Silent_Buddha

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    What I'm finding fairly amazing about this launch is that despite the 5870 selling out within minutes of it being put up for sale on various sites, I haven't seen very many retailers jacking the price up to take advantage of the demand.

    I was entirely expecting Newegg for example to sell it 20-60 USD more than MSRP, but that isn't happening.

    I did notice that Zipzoomfly has some at 379 and some at 399, however. Tiger Direct also known for raising prices to take advantage of demand hasn't done so either.

    Regards,
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  8. Dave Baumann

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    battleforge, what does dx11 add ?
     
  10. Silent_Buddha

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    The only thing I know for sure is HD-SSAO via compute shaders. Possibly other stuff offloaded to compute shaders?

    Where's Demirug when you need him? ;)

    Regards,
    SB
     
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    TechPowerUp! has review of the 5850 I think. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/Radeon_HD_5870/
     
  13. Arty

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    You think, I'm pretty sure Deg, Scali, Florin & Razor still think that.
     
  14. trinibwoy

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    Exactly! Both companies have been scaling scan conversion throughput for years without anybody claiming they've added more rasterizers. Which is why they surely have to be referring to something else :)
     
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    Er, one question - So far I've found video of the OIT demo, some semi-low quality footage of the ladybug demo, but not much else. Anybody have any leads on any other videos?
     
  16. Jawed

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    That's naive. What if half the GPU's clusters go idle because with two rasterisers, each only feeding half the clusters, one side is rejecting loads of fragments in hierarchical-Z while the other isn't. Sure this is a bizarre corner case. But this is the kind of stuff you can play with.

    Jawed
     
  17. trinibwoy

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    How does any of that have any bearing on the marketing?
     
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    Finally. Page 9 of guru3d's article is a silicon nudie pic.
     
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    Looks more like a Phenom II/Shanghai wafer to me..
     
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    does the DX11 path improve framerate or effect or both in this patch :)?
     
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