Post your NV40 preview predictions

Discussion in 'Pre-release GPU Speculation' started by Nick Spolec, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. Nick Spolec

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    Here's my predictions for what we will discover when the NDA is lifted...


    • It WILL score over 10k on 3DMark03 (weather this is with cheats or not, I cannot say)
    • It will be hot and noisy
    • Almost all the article authors will proclaim it as the return of Nvidia.
     
  2. SsP45

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    I'll add my own input to that.

    • Will suck a lot of juice
      Will be a very big card, and heavy
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    Colorado Dispensaries
     
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  3. Natoma

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    It'll be fast and it'll be next gen and everyone will argue that it's better than r420. Did I win the prize now? :p
     
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    i predict that anand not realized that HQ AF option is broken :wink:
     
  5. Crusher

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    It will cost more than Russian mail order bride.
     
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    Nether will Tom. :shock: :roll:
     
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    I predict it will be a lot longer time from launch to availability than any of the reviews say it will be.


    July. 8)
     
  8. anaqer

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    Aaand there goes another mouthful of precious coffee. :lol:
     
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    I predict that there will be massive flame wars over NV40 v R420 IQ, benchmarks, drivers, blah blah blah for the next 18 months until NV5x and R5xx come out.

    *sigh*
     
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    And then it stops? For real? Damn, I can't wait for those chips.
     
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    • will win performance wise?
     
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    most certainly
     
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    I agree with this:

    - Almost all the article authors will proclaim it as the return of Nvidia.

    I also think the card will be "pretty good"..no idea if it will be faster than ATI. But think it will be much better than their current line up.
     
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    Deja Vu

    NV40 will have a loud fan.
    It will be really hot and require lots of juice.
    It will have low yields and the chip will be expensive to produce.
    The performance will be less than the R420 in most situations.
    Nvidia will only manufacture 100,000 and then bring out a new card to replace the NV40.
    Nvidia will start cheating on benchmarks to make the performance look better.
    It will take ten months to get decent performance with the drivers.
     
  15. Joe DeFuria

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    Agreed. On a side note, I predict that many sites who shunned 3D Mark for the past two years in lock-step with nVidia, will suddenly find a new appreciation for this benchmark.

    Yes, but everyone (reviewers) will comment on how this isn't the final board, and how the shipping product (promises nvidia) will be much quieter, so ignore the noise.

    Not only that, but will say how much better HQ looks than normal quality. ;) Seriously though, I predict the high quality not working will be "dismissed as a bug, which nVidia is aware of, and promises to fix before release." Though no thought or mention will be made on what performance hit fixing the "bug" will have...

    I also predict that everyone will have 'Ultras' to test, but the closest thing we'll have to seeing "what most people might be able to afford" (non-ultra) will be some reviewers trying to underclock the Ultra.

    [/cynic]
     
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    NV40U will beat R420P, but not by the kind of margin you'd expect from having 4 extra pipes. It'll be noisy, and everyone will comment on the overclocked memory, the heat, and the nightmare power situation.

    The R420XT will come out and beat NV40U overall, without the overclocked memory, the heat, or the nightmare power situation.

    ATi will win all AA IQ tests, and NV will take the AF tests whenever they get their HQ option fixed.

    Neither card will have enough bandwidth to feed all the pipes anyway, particularly NV40. Stupid 8x2 modes.
     
  17. Ante P

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    Some incorrect (but understandable) assumptions here ;)
     
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    ha ha very funny
     
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  20. Nick Spolec

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    Really? So does that mean you won't overlook the High Quality AF "bug"?
     
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