| ||Thread Tools|
|27th July 2010, 16:44||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
NVIDIA to replace GTX 470 with fully enabled GF104
Despite feature more shaders (448 SP), wider memory interface (320-bit), more ROPs (40) GTX 470 is bogged down by relatively low clock speeds, as expected from a salvage chip. The full GF104 is expected make up for the deficit in core units by higher clock speeds, with the core clock likely to exceed 700 MHz. The fully enabled GF104 may end up faster than the GTX 470, and thus, the nomenclature of GTX 475 is being rumoured.
The GTX 460 has already effectively replaced the GTX 465. The GTX 470 will soon be replaced by another GF104 product. Finally, a dual GPU version of GTX 460 is being heavily rumoured, and will likely replace the GTX 480, though the 480 could survive for a while as a bridge between the "GTX 475" and the dual-GF104. In effect, the GF100 may end up being a short lived chip for the Geforce line. NVIDIA have been sensible in recognizing the dreadful performance/watt/die-size ratio of the GF100, and are understandably abandoning it for a more sensible ATI-like approach. The GF104 has a far more efficient performance/watt/die-size compromise, and this shift in strategy mimics ATI's efficiency strategy with Cypress. Though, it is fair to question why NVIDIA persevered with GF100 for so long.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|NVIDIA Geforce GTX 470 To Feature 2x6-Pin Power Connectors, 220W TDP||jmke||WebNews||1||5th March 2010 15:44|
|NVIDIA GTX 480 and GTX 470 Cards To Be Shown At Cebit||jmke||WebNews||0||3rd February 2010 12:03|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 As Product Names for First Fermi Cards||jmke||WebNews||0||2nd February 2010 06:46|
|Driverheaven Nvidia Mobility Modder Released V18.104.22.168||jmke||WebNews||0||6th August 2009 13:12|
|Nvidia announces the ultimate gaming notebooks. SLI enabled, 8800m GTX cards||jmke||WebNews||0||29th January 2008 08:47|