AMD: R8xx Speculation

Discussion in 'Architecture and Products' started by Shtal, Jul 19, 2008.

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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

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  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. sethk

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    If this is a way of alluding to the Lightning being more than a stock board overclocked to within a hair's breadth of death, then yes, this is a different way of achieving an overclock, by improving the electrical properties of the board to form a better bedrock for overclocking. But in the end, a stable overclock is a stable overclock.

    But then again, perhaps you are implying that this has some actual features other than overclocking/stability (maybe an extra TDMS generator so that it's possible to hook up 3 DVI monitors, or something along those lines)?
     
  2. CJ

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    I can't really comment about unannounced products, but I can tell you Lightning is a brand made for overclockers by overclockers.
     
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    Or maybe it is HD5890?
     
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    Kinda underwhelmed. I was expecting a little more than just 4670 + 10%. Of course if this is low power then I think it could be a big win.
     
  6. anaqer

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    Well, it's a mobile part so I still retain some hope that desktop cards (especially the 5670 variant) will be less of a disappointment.
     
  7. Alexko

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    Well the 4670 was already somewhat bandwidth limited, and this one uses DDR3-1600, so I wouldn't expect any miracles. If the 5670 uses GDDR5, it should perform much better.
     
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    Are their models utilising GDDR5 memory planned? They should have some potential of delivering some very nice results. Honestly, the 4670 is still a pretty nice performing part, it comfortably beats out the GT 220 and that was launched a year later at a higher price. DX11 compatiblity + an even lower power draw + GDDR5 memory would make for a pretty compelling buy.
     
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    Wow, coolness ... I see the SAD instruction indeed works on packed bytes, that would make it theoretically about 28x faster than an I7 using MPSADBW for an exhaustive motion search.
     
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    OMG, really? I must have it! :D
     
  12. fellix

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    Teh lack of die shots makes me suspect they are hiding something :)
     
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    :( Countdown for the "But it's actually 40 SIMDs, half of them are disabled for redundancy/to mega-surprise nV!!" post flood started.
     
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    Haha what could they be hiding? Nvidia could order one from Newegg and put it under the microscope themselves :lol:
     
  17. Groo The Wanderer

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    They would never do that! It is bad corporate mojo. Now hiring some little teardown house a few blocks from their office to buy one, tear it appart to the chemical level, and make a report which they then buy, that is different. That is OK.

    -Charlie
     
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    They'd probably have to wait 8 weeks for availability, though :lol:
     
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    Newegg, since that was the subject, has 7 brands of 5850 & 7 brands of 5870 available. They've had various 58xx in stock for the last 2 weeks.
     
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    yeah it's going to suck to be ATI who will on the other hand have to wait 6+ months to get their hands on a Fermi based product.. :roll:
     
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