The Power of 3?

Discussion in 'Graphics and Semiconductor Industry' started by Neeyik, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. nutball

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    GeForce 3? (NVIDIA web admin involved in mix-up with old backup tapes!).
     
  2. Kombatant

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    So, ChrisRay, how many PMs have you received from ppl eager to know? :lol:
     
  3. ChrisRay

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    None believe it or not. In a way some people are right that its about marketing though. They just havent pinpointed it.

    *Edit* Oops. I take that back. I did get one PM. You know who you are. ;)
     
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    Come on, This is Easy!

    NForce 6 with Dolby Digital 7.1 or DTS encoding, Integrated SM3 GFX core (6200TC, anyone?) and Gigabit Ethernet on board.

    That's my guess.
     
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    Perhaps some new tech demo exploiting SLI, HDR & SM 3.0 ?

    There's quite a bit of nVIDIA-related press on August 11 -- 7800GT launch, QuakeCon (perhaps some of the FPS POV Doom movie footage will be shown and leaked :)), nVIDIA's Q2 Conference Call and this Power of 3 stunt, which could be a combination of some or all of the aforementioned.
     
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    It's always about marketing. Now if it's ONLY about marketing then bleh!
     
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    but the Power of 3 also says 'So don't buy old graphics for your PC...' so it's got to be graphics related. That also kind of discounts SLI (upgrade your old GPU with another old GPu), well to my mind anyway.
     
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    Shader Model 3.0, SLI, FP blending and filtering (under the leaky umbrella of 'HDR'). Three things that NVIDIA have that ATI don't.

    What do I win?
     
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    That could mean one of these two things:

    a) The percentage of teens at Beyond3D is very less.

    or

    b) Not enough interest generated by the campaign.

    My guess is that its probably the C51 or something related to it.
     
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    Hmmmm....considering it was only a few months ago when nVidia was stating, through the words of its "Chief Scientist" no less, that "threes" inside of computer graphics were non-mathematically sound, unscientific, and philosophically unnatural--well, this is certainly interesting...:D

    (;) Remember how enthralled we were to hear Kirk pontificate on the inscrutability of 3x8=24, as in FP24...?)
     
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    Multithreaded drivers?

    2CPU + 1 GPU
     
  12. fellix

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    Well, some ppl that way already got The Power Of 4 even: SLi + Athlon X2 :D
     
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    All I know is that it is one step up from "Voodoo, Voodoo, Power of Two, VOODOO!"
     
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    You're not talking about 3-way SLI, are you?

    I accept the usefulness of SLI concept, but a 3-way would be.. well, just ridiculous.

    Edit: I didn't read the first page when I posted this and now I found Chris already denied 3-way. Thank god.
     
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  16. fellix

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    Gigabyte already showed their prototype of Quad SLi board - the "GA-8NSLI Quad", a friggin mixture of NF4 for AMD and the NB of NF4 "Intel Edition".

    Never mind..

    Still waiting to see The Power Of 3(Dfx).
     
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    Maybe but if they are showing off the multithreaded nature of the driver. Then SLI isnt the target of the show because the majority of people using their cards dont have two cores.
     
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    Put my $.05 on this one as well.
     
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    interesting guess, but not mine: Quake IV running on Playstation 3 (QuakeCon 2005)
     
  20. Tim Murray

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    7800, 7800GT, and 7800GTX?
     
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