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VR-Zone has posted a few more details regarding ATI's upcoming R600 family of GPUs.  Still no solid information on final clock speeds, architectural details, etc. Nonetheless, it's still fun to speculate... "ATi briefly mentioned to their partners a 2nd generation Unified Shader Structure and a new hardware Crossfire for R600 family which can be bridgeless yet faster. The retail card is half an inch longer at 9.5" and the OEM/SI version remains the same at 12". It comes with 512-bit memory bus and 1GB DDR4 at more than 2GHz frequency. Core clock remains a mystery as yet." Apparently,... Read more...
There's a fun article posted over at CNET today outlining what they thing are the Top 10 Apple rumors of all time.  Some light reading for you folks still recovering from the Christmas Holiday. "What do you get when you cross a notoriously tight-lipped computer company with rabidly fanatical users? A whole lot of gossip, speculation and hearsay, that's what. Thirty years of Apple Computer has seen the company rise, fall and rise again like a kind of technological Jesus Christ -- there's been plenty to talk about."... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted some information today regarding AMD's upcoming quad-core "Altair" FX processor.  According to the rumors, the Altair FX will sport a total of 6MB of cache, spread out amongst the four cores, and it will be manufactured on AMD's 65nm process node. "We managed to dig out a few more details about the real Quad core codenamed Altair FX. It will work at 2.7 to 2.9GHz and will end up with 2MB of dedicated L2 cache memory and an additional 2MB of shared L3 cache memory. When we say dedicated, it means that... Read more...
VR-Zone and HardSpell have posted some very interesting rumors regarding NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU which seem to contradict all the rumors we've heard thus far. Here, some industry sources have supposedly said G80 will in fact be based on a unified shader architecture much like ATI's R600 GPU. There will be an obscene ~700M transistors with a core frequency scaling up to an unbelievable 1.5GHz. In terms of performance, estimates show roughly 2x the Pixel Shader performance of G71 with an insane 12x jump over G71's Vertex Shader performance! Obviously, we need to take this information... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that ATI's upcoming R580 refresh of their current flagship R580 GPU will be arriving sometime next month with an initial cost being roughly $750. The cost is expected to drop slightly down to $700 once the initial supply catches up with demand. At this time, performance estimates place the new GPU about 7% faster in most benchmark applications though no specific performance numbers have been given. Nearly as important as the increased performance, rumors have it the new card will feature a new heatsink assembly which will be a welcomed change for those currently... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that their sources are indicating that NVIDIA's next-generation flagship GPU (codenamed G80) will be equipped with no less than 32 Pixel Shaders and 16 Vertex and Geometry Shaders. In keeping with tradition, the G80 GPU will supposedly retain the two to one ratio for pixel versus vertex and geometry shaders as they imagine games will follow the same trend they have in years past. Obviously, ATI is well on the other side of the fence with their Unified Shader architecture which allows the entire collection of shader units to handle any of the three tasks on... Read more...
Having two video cards in your system still not enough? For those that can afford it, Quad-SLI is coming. Today FiringSquad gives us a peak of Dell's implementation of the tech. It's great to see they'll be hitting the market, but are these Quad-SLI cards going to be available for everyone, or just system builders such as Dell and Falcon Northwest? "In the case of the Dell demonstration launched at CES, the PCBs for two GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB GPUs were grafted onto one board, requiring one x16 PCI Express graphics slot. You must then combine this... Read more...
Good morning all. It's going to be an interesting couple of days in the south east with two storms rolling around. Bonnie blew through NC yesterday evening and managed to kick up a few tornadoes in my area. Next up is Charlie who is due to arrive on Saturday. I don't mind a good storm, but I draw the line with tornadoes. I hope that's the last of those for a long time. Before I head to the basement, here's some news for you :) AMD Rev E Dual Core CPUs info @ vr-zone.com: "VR-Zone has posted some info on the AMD64 processors based on the Revision E core. Rev E will include support for Dual... Read more...
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