NVIDIA G80 a DX10 "Hybrid"?

X-Bit Labs has posted some interesting rumors regarding NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU architecture that seems to indicate a "hybrid" design. Somewhat surprisingly, this DX10 part will reportedly have dedicated pixel and vertex shaders and not feature a unified shader achitecture (supported by DX10) as many expected. Regardless, the remaining features of DX10 including Shader Model 4.0 are expected to be fully supported. Again, this is entirely speculation at this point but its still amusing to see the rumor mill is already gaining momentum on this future product.

Nvidia's code-named G80 graphics processing unit (GPU) will incorporate 48 pixel shader processors and an unknown number of vertex shader processors, some unofficial sources said.
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