Nvidia GT200b rumours and speculation thread

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    Its an interesting theory about probing the market to check out the competition and one I definatly wouldn't put past NV.

    I'm expecting G200b to be quite an improvement over G200. Not so much in performance (although it will likely be faster, possibly at several price points) but definatly in cost.

    Then again, it all depends how good R700 is. From the sounds of it it will outperfom any G200b when its working right. But how often does it work right and what will it cost in comparison.....
     
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    Increased clocks, more SP's and yet much lower power draw? Ok its on a 45nm process but given that they are switching back to a 256bit memory interface it makes you wonder what else they are cutting out.

    Back to 16 ROPs? No DP support?
     
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    I can't see any way a 45 or 40nm card could be imminent - TSMC just isn't that far along yet.

    I'm not sure about "probing the market" but there have been quite persistent rumours that GT200 was about six months behind schedule. GT200 would have been a very sensible product 6 months ago (RV770 was merely a twinkle in ATI's eye at that point) and now would have been a sensible time to be releasing a 55nm refresh of GT200 at more or less the same time as issuing a 55nm refresh of G92 (G92b).
     
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    NordicHardware also expect the GT200b to be launched in September. It's supposed to be faster than the R700.
     
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    Does that include any sort of Ultra SKUs that might show up?
     
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    Unless its running at 1Ghz/2Ghz Core/Shaders I don't see how it could. Thats based on R700 being 50% faster on average than the GTX280.

    They do only speculate that this card is GT200b so perhaps the above source is correct and they are skipping it altogether and going to a next gen GT300.
     
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    At what cost though, I wonder? If NV are producing a chip with even more clusters using the current 55nm process it would be (even more of a) monster! We're not expecting TSMC's 40nm process for some time yet are we?
     
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    Unless they cut back in other areas.....
     
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    TSMC's 40nm process won't be slated before late Q1 / early Q2 2009.
     
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    45nm sounds like a stretch but not the rest.

    TBH this is exactly the kind of response I would expect from NV, especially when they have had so muchtime to sit back and prepare uber GPU's.

    I mean, if this is GT300, then based on the kind of evolution we all expected from G80, this is probably about right for this time frame.
     
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    Do you think they'd go "hmm GT200 isnt that big (on 55nm), we could prolly add a few more in there.."

    At what size would they entertain such thoughts?

    NV/4045 ~ 300mm2
    G70 ~ 305 mm2
    G71 ~ 196mm2
    G80 ~ 484mm2
    G92 ~ 330mm2
    GT200 ~ 576mm2
     
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    That would be for next year.
     
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    [my bold]
    Now - does anyone see a pattern? I'm having a hard time to do so.
     
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    GDDR5 on a 256bit interface would reduce the size of the chip, not increase it. And I don't see why adding DX10.1 support would take up much space.

    More shaders obviously would but as I said above, they miight remove other elements. Fewer ROPs for example, or the removal of the DP unit from the shaders.
     
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    ATI would still be perf king with the release of the GT200b, although the margin will be closed. Not too much of a satisfactory move though.

    The GT200b IMHO would be a stealth improvement, GTX260/280+ maybe.
     
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