R520 Infomania

Discussion in 'Pre-release GPU Speculation' started by russo121, Mar 19, 2005.

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  1. Geo

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    It does make one wonder about the longer term roadmap and partnerships tho, wouldn't you say?

    Edit: Geez, that's almost Dave-like in its indirectness. :( So I'll be more explicit: Did TSMC just lose all R600 business? Or are we not going to see edram on the R600 parts?
     
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    Hmm, R520 the first 90nm GPU? What happened to R500? Or are they counting availability rather than tape-outs or retail availability?

    BTW, TSMC will apparently start 65nm production in 2006. That was fast. R600 (and G80?) on 65nm?
     
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    For CPUs probably yes; for GPUs it sounds a bit too early for me. Could be wrong though.
     
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    Hahaha, this is the same HKEPC slide discussed to death last weak.

    the whole article is speculation
     
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    3 more pages and this thread will qualify for old age pension
     
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    kinda offtopic: i955 supports MVP as well, there go all the conspiracy theorists...

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22846
     
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    Could be true. Transition to 65nm will not be as problematic as transition to 90nm was. At least so they say. :wink: http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20050427_021539.html
     
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    I blame Wavey's loquaciousness.




    :p
     
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    If someone just gave facts, there would be no need to discuss and we could all baffle ourselves with the amazing performance figures that this third generation r300 has to offer..
     
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    I'd just like to point out that I believe I am the only one who has contributed an actual new fact to this thread.

    The card will be red. 8)














    ;)
     
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    At Launch? .. hmmm..

    Okay, I'll put a fact in here as well.

    The R520 will be MVP capable
    It will perform better than the R420

    but I want some numbers.. (not:" more than one will be made")
     
  12. digitalwanderer

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    Ok, here:

    23,763

    47,459

    82,342

    Happy? :|
     
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    I see you have the r520 3dmark01 score as well :)
     
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    How many former Art-X engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?

    ;)
     
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    None, silly --there are no Art-X engineers anymore.

    Or was it "two, but darned if I know how they got in there." No, no, that was "How many flies to screw in a light bulb".
     
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    So what's the historical over/under for the beginning of heavy breathing on the IHV's front page for a new generation (which I would think would be longer than for a refresh) launch? Three weeks? If so, that puts us past May 18 for announcement at this point. Computex looking better all the time.
     
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    So, without having to read all 62 pages, can someone effectively sum up what is believed to be the R520 specs? In other words, what is generally accepted as "believable" in this thread and what is not? :)
     
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    I sense a bit of deja vu.. didn't this like happen when the R420 was about to be released?
    :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol:

    Believable = R520 is a red ATi graphics card to be launched this year with a heatsink and fan plus a PCI-E power connector.

    Unbelievable = R520 is to be manufactured with eDRAM by NEC.
     
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    16 pipes is agreed upon by the more knowledgeable people, some enhancments to the alus per pipe. 600 to 700 mhz ram. 500 to 600 mhz core speed.

    not a great increase in performance over the x850.

    sm3.0 support. possible support for fp blending.

    i think atis goal is to provide full sm 3.0 support at speeds of current sm 2.0 support. whether or not they meet that goal with this release is up in the air.
     
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    A 512MB version is a sure fact.
     
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