Nvidia Big Bang II

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  1. trinibwoy

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    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3162512

    SLI connectivity features
    Display connectivity
    Quality improvements
    Performance improvements
    OpenGL 3.0

    Given Big Bang I was SLI any ideas what Big Bang II could be? Something like PhysX support would seem pretty weak compared to the impact SLI had....
     
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    Could we start a "shared framebuffer" rumor for NV's SLI like we did for ATI's CF?

    That's all I've got.
     
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    A GPU thats big enough and draws enough power to actually implode in on itself, creating a warp in time and space?

    This time, it may not just a clever name....
     
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    Hmm .. Big Bang? I hope it's not NV's Boom Shaka Laka.

    actually, looking at the timeframe, i'st just a WHQL'd Detonator with PhysX support.
     
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    :lol: thanks for that.
     
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    Big Bang II - [???]
    New HW features
    SLI connectivity features
    Display connectivity
    Quality improvements
    Performance improvements
    OpenGL 3.0
     
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    Unsurprisingly Charlie Demerjian has chimed in on this: http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/07/25/nvidia-big-bang-ii-nothing

    Charlie's main source seems to be Chile Hardware: http://www.chw.net/foro/nvidia-lanzara-big-bang-ii-en-septiembre-t170487.html#post2166398

    Mr D says:

     
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    Wow I just dont see the point of deliberately hiding your featuresets over competitors...thats kinda not intuitive. That said I am interested about those driver sets because who does not love performance/feature upgrades? I just find it hard to believe Nvidia would cripple itself on purpose...he does have a point with the SLI multimonitor support thing though.
     
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    "Mr. D" said something so despicable (ignored the tragic loss of innocent lives and focused on the "the world got rid of another email spammer/we're all a little happier now" angle of the story) this morning that even i stopped having fun reading his Nvidia rant of the day a few minutes afterwards.
    In fact, even The Inq's editor himself felt the need to apologize for Charlie and pulled his story from the site.
    Next to that story (which i can't find anymore, unfortunately) Nvidia-hate is meaningless and it truly shows a man's character.
     
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    No kidding!

    A GL3 driver is awesome news for some of us!
     
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    Depends on what "performance 'optimisations' over R177" will look like.
     
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    Does anyone else remember nVidia's infamous "Detonator" drivers from several years ago?...;)

    If "Big Bang II" turns out like the Detonators (presumably "Big Bang 1") then it's sure to be a dud...:D
     
  13. ChrisRay

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    Charlie couldnt be more wrong. I've already hinted at some of these upcoming changes in previous threads here.
     
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    So what part of the following is wrong?

    R180 has five bullet points:
    • 10-bit displayport support
    • OpenGL 3.0
    • SLI on multi-monitors
    • transcoding on the GPU
    • some performance 'optimisations' over R177.
     
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    What else could they introduce with the drivers that would be a big deal? Performance optimizations would clearly be the biggest things Nvidia could do at this point and by a rather massive margin.
     
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    That blurry picture of a slide also mentions "Quality improvements".

    Interesting to see what comes of that.

    Regards,
    SB
     
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    There are tons of flexibility improvements that can be made to Nvidia drivers as of now. Many including PhysX, SLI, AA driver controls.
     
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    And maybe they could go back to the classic control panel while we're at it!

    Ah well, a man can dream.
     
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    Too Little. Too Late. Much too late. One of the reasons I hated SLI was having to change configuration to use SLI, then it wouldn't remember my previous settings when I went back to dual monitor. Had to reset everything every time I came out of a game. It just wasn't on.

    Oh well, not only did I dump my GTXs, I bought two 4870s. Other than the heat, so impressed was I that I've ordered two 4870X2s. NV just lost out to the tune of 6 GPUs from me alone.

    The Big Bang they are referring to must be the rush of air into the gap in their accounts where a health profit used to be. They got kicked around this generation, and I'm disgusted it took this to get what should be standard features. I paid nearly £700 for my two 8800s. I didn't pay a heck of a lot more for all four 4870(X2) cards.
     
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    And they´re calling it "Big Bang II"? Indirectly comparing it to the reintroduction of SLI?

    Man, when I think I had seen everything from Nvidia PR, they come and surprise me!
     
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