NVIDIA Leaks GeForce GTX 480 Unigine Benchmarks, 3D Surround Vision Demo

NVIDIA Leaks GeForce GTX 480 Unigine Benchmarks, 3D Surround Vision Demo

Tom Peterson over at NVIDIA gets all the chicks.  I mean with his technical know-how, witty banter and boyish good looks, it's easy to see why.  Okay, maybe that's not why.  Maybe it's because he gets daily hands-on time with the soon to be released but not yet, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, otherwise known as GF100.  Not only that, he also has the ability to defy and breach NVIDIA's very own NDA embargo launch times for the product, well ahead of us here in the lowly Tech Press community.  I mean really Tom; do you have to steal all our thunder?  Well, there is still plenty more to see in the weeks ahead, as we take our turn at the test bench with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, but in the mean time, take a look at what Tom has cooking in the NVIDIA lab.  You can almost hear the groupies up front chanting "Free Bird" and holding up lighters.  Wait, that's just his florescent green test rig...



Tom does a nice job of explaining Tesselation rendering at around the two minute mark and then proceeds to stick the knife in and twist it just a teeny-weeny bit, when he shows how the Unigine benchmark fares on the NVIDIA card versus an AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870. 


Unigine Benchmark Results -- Source: NVIDIA Corp.

There's also a little bit of 3D Surround gaming going on in there at the end.  Tom did as a favor and left out the numbers for any actual game titles thankfully, so you'll have to come back here in the next few weeks as we light up a GeForce GTX 480 of our own.  Wonder if the hotties will come running for us to?  Or maybe it's really just Tom's animal magnetism or that slight air of Aqua Velva man about him.  We'll find out and let you know for sure either way.


NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang hold's GF100's closest sibling, Fermi-based Tesla card
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Thats awesome! :D They should clean up the office and send HH a case(or the whole system) or two for a giveaway... they just have them stacked on that desk anyways xD

about the 3D thing, i don't like gaming with glasses on, i don't even wear my own glasses for anything... But it sounds awesome.

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Drool...

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I'd love to see benchmarks for the Linux/OpenGL3.2 version of Heaven between the two cards (if Unigine will ever release it - it was supposed to be out in December) - not that I wouldn't already bet the farm that the proprietary nVidia driver lays waste to the fglrx scores.

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I want more! I wanna see this compared to a 295GTX so I can know if I need to upgrade! lol

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Did we not see stuff (in fact some of the same pictures etc), about two weeks ago on this same topic. When they have a part that can be benchmarked by someone I trust such as the guys at HH I will believe it. When that happens I wanna see it against everything current on the market and see how awesome this awesomeness is. Until then I am not even dreaming on this one, we have been getting tidbits on this same thing for what almost 2 years now.

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Finally some ray of hope for the NVIDIA fans, like me, after ages of domination by ATi

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Que?

What world have you been living in?

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COOOOOL! Now only if ATI came out with something similar at a lower price!

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Hmm.. I dont know about this one.

Firstly, their comparing it with the 5870, a £300 - $400 card. I thought the 480GTX was easily going to surpass this price due to manufacturing costs. So shouldnt it be compared with the 5970? Also.. the fps in some cases are the same.. he states this is where the rendering process is fairly simple. Shouldnt this mean that the card with greater 'horse power' should render it faster? Or maybe its just a cpu limitation, or FPS limit.

The points where it excels are clearly 2x the performance. But isnt that a similar output when compared with the 5970?

Also.. this is V1.1 of heaven isnt it? I mean, it must be if it compatible with nvidia's cards tessellation processes. Therefore the comparison isn't really that accurate. To be honest.. im going to wait to see some proper benchmarks.

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The GTX 480 had a higher sustained framerate. But I still think Tom should have compared it to the 5970, if we rationalize that prize = performance. 

Personally though, I want to see some GTX 470 tests, since $700 is just a little bit out of my current budget. 

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Nice observation! That's not a good sign at all.

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I got curious and looked up ATI's specs for their 5970 card. And I think I figured out why Tom didn't compare his GTX 480 with it. Technically, the 5970 is comprised of dual GPU's, this is something that I overlooked earlier.

Weren't we told that the GTX 480 is a single (as in not slapping two cards together)  card gpu with an entirely new architecture build? If that is the reason, then the results we are seeing are a little more impressive than I previously thought.

Still, the price tag that we're seeing is a little outrageous. I think I might have to pledge my allegiance to ATI if AMD keeps hauling out powerful and affordable cards.

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"Personally though, I want to see some GTX 470 tests, since $700 is just a little bit out of my current budget."

"Weren't we told that the GTX 480 is a single (as in not slapping two cards together)  card gpu with an entirely new architecture build? If that is the reason, then the results we are seeing are a little more impressive than I previously thought. "

With this in mind, the GTX 470 should be around the performance of the 5870...but even in that case, it would be way too expensive (I'm guessing at around $500?). Better IMO to just buy a 5870, since the prices should drop to around $250 when the Fermi cards come out. Even better for people who bought them the first time around, since now they can buy a second one to CrossFire, and be completely set until 2012, when Windows 8 and (hopefully) are released.

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