nVidia G92, C72 and C73 – From Graphics cards to Processors!

31 10 2007

The next generation of graphics cards from NVIDIA has, pretty much as always, been rather illusive. There haven’t been much information available and even the rumors have been rather few. Early such suggested that the G90/92 would before the end of this year and that it would be a perfected G80 architecture. VR-Zone now reports that the chip G92 will arrive in November of this year, which is just about a year from when G80 arrived, which means it’s feasible to believe they are right. Along with the new graphics circuit we will also have at least three new chipset to support them.

According to the source, there are two new Intel chipsets and one new AMD chipset coming from NVIDIA. The C72 and C73 will both be socket 775 and support the coming 45nm processors from Intel. Perhaps we dare to guess the name; nForce 7, and with an i suffix. The main differences are the FSB and memory support, where C73 is the high-end with 1600MHz FSB and DDR3-1600 support, while the C72 only sports 1333MHz FSB and DDR2-1066MHz.

NVIDIA also has a new AMD chipset coming, MCP72, and this one will have support for the new AM2+ processors along with PCI Express 2.0 and HT3.0.

All chipsets will come in several flavors, such as SLI 3×16 and 2×8. The AMD chipset is the only to sport Hybrid SLI. They should arrive about the same time as the G92 chip.

Nvidia GeForce 9 Series: Codenamed – G92 to debut in November?

31 10 2007

Nvidia is preparing to up the ante in the performance graphics chip stakes this coming November with ‘G92’, it has been claimed. If true, the new part will be announced a year after Nvidia launched its first GeForce 8 series GPU.

Various reports around the web earmark 12 November for G92’s launch date, though there’s some confusion about the part’s ranking in Nvidia’s product list. GeForce 8950 is one name put forward, suggesting it’ll sit above the 8800 Ultra, but then other reports suggest it’ll be more of a mainstream part.

There’s some consensus on G92’s capabilities, however. Expect a DirectX 10.1 part that’ll fit on PCI Express 2.0 connected cards with DVI, HDMI and – interestingly – DisplayPort connectors. Read the rest of this entry »

GeForce 9 Series Specs!??!?!

31 10 2007

G92 is supposingly to be released in November 2007 timeframe in the form of “GeForce 9800” series.

These are the supposingly specs:

– 65nm process technology at TSMC.
– Over one billion transistors.
– Second Generation Unified Shader Architecture.
– Double precsion support (FP64).
– GPGPU native.
– Over one TeraFLOPS of shader processing power.
– MADD+ADD configuration for the shader untis (2+1 FLOPS=3 FLOPS per ALU)
– Fully Scalar design.
– 512-bit memory interface.
– 1024MB GDDR4 graphics memory.
– DirectX 10.1 support.
– OpenGL 3.0 Support.
– eDRAM die for “FREE 4xAA”.
– built in Audio Chip.
– built in tesselation unit (in the graphics core”
– Improved AA and AF quality levels

This may not be true, but if it is i m so damn ready for it!! (Though the prices on release will be sky high!! 🙂 )