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Old 10-06-2006, 10:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The R600 will have about twice the pixel pipelines that the G80 will have.
I read today that G80 will actually have 128 unified pipelines
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i'm quite worried that the design of graphics cards is getting somewhat ridiculous. is it really progress when for some reason we almost need a server chassis with the good old mounting bracket at the front (used for SCSI cards and CPU boards) just to install a graphics card? seriously the only card i have seen longer than this is a 10 year old Mylex SCSI RAID card from my server PC.



don't even get me started on power consumption.........
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300 watts?!! - if this is true I admit being wrong last month with my guess of 400w for a complete system.

Looks to be a bit longer than a motherboard comparing the distance from the end of the PCIE slot. It is still humongous though.
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Again, this is in R&D... I'm sure they will shrink it before they sell it ...
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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That is utterly ridiculous. The thing is massive, and 300 watts?!!
For gosh sakes, this is NOT innovation, and hardly a step forward.
Increasing the power of any processing unit requires you to also monitor the power consumption. How far do you think CPU manufacturers would get if they did not do as such?
We need a different approach. Perhaps dual-core GPU's?

I won't buy something like this.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:57 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I plan to wait for the second generation of directx 10 cards, by then power consumption should come down as nvidia switches to 80nm production. I think i read an article many months ago saying GPU makers where going to follow the path of CPU`s and aim for efficiency....but i forgot what article it was...maybe its all in my head.
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Yeah Looks like I'l be having to buy a new case seeing as this thing easily collides with my HD cage...


Again, Waiting to see what the R600 has.
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while it can be fun, I prefer not to prognisticate
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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well, the G80 has not been completely circumscribed, and neither has the PCB or cooler
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