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News AMD launches world's first 40nm GPUs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Impressive, I guess the new top mobile GPU is now in the hands of ATI.

    All they need now is to have good driver support and they're set. And they're right with GDDR5, it will double the bandwidth as it did with the preview tests of the RV740.
     
  3. lp1988

    lp1988 Well-Known Member

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    ATI has really been giving Nvidia a run for it's money the last year or so. both the first with GDDR5 and now the first to use 40 nm dies. wonder what the respond from Nvidia will be.
     
  4. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Re-badge another 9800 series card as a GTX? :hehe:
     
  5. CSMR

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    Are we finally going to get two digital video outputs in notebooks with these GPUs?
     
  6. Goty

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    Well, you technically already do have two digital outputs; One of them is just consumed by the laptop display.

    This made me laugh.
     
  7. Farting Bob

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    You know, its been a while since i saw the GT6600 series in action, maybe its time they made a 301GTX?
     
  8. CSMR

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    I don't think modding a laptop to disconnect the integrated connection, convert it to the right format and terminate it to create an additional digital output is particularly feasible.
     
  9. nicae

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    I wonder about the limitations of going from 256-bit to 128-bit GDDR5. How will the 128-bit memory, clock changes and shader counts balance themselves? I'm curious to see the benchmarks!
     
  10. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I guess what AMD is lacking in the processor department they sure are making up for in the graphics area. I am glad to see the guys in Red come back and bring in competition forNvidia
     
  11. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    agreed, a bit of competition is always a boreing thing and then everything starts to stagnate. Just look at the CPU side of things (for AMD)
     
  12. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    So how do the GTX280m, 260m, and GTS216?m compare?
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well this is certainly awesome so if they are doing this now then probably to work out any kinks before they go full on in the desktop market, oh I cant wait this will be sick.
     
  14. dyzophoria

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    if ATI's mobile parts are much durable than NVIDIA's they'll win my vote instantly,lol, im really pissed with my HP DV2000 & xps m1330 for their failing gpu's (7200go & 8400gs)
     
  15. Elton

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    It'd probably cancel out and make it perform similar to a similarly clocked and shader counted GDDR3 card.
     
  16. Slyr7.62

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    Yeah, 128-bit Vram bandwidth sucks. Anyways, ATI putting out these 40nm notebook GPU's will (hopefully) push Nvidia to get some (even better) notebook GPU's. Don't forget the latest GTX 200m products, they meet or beat a 9800GT/X.

    We're getting closer and closer to having GTX 260 or higher performance in a notebook(@ a reasonable cost :p)
     
  17. p3n

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    I realise the core is alot smaller but that orientation in pic really doesnt do the job in a 'PR' sense...
     
  18. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Aye, you need some crazy statistic for the comparison. Something akin to being able to fit so many more of the smaller cored gpu's into a sporting arena, or something :)

    Sounds good though. I just wonder what would be the desktop equivalent of each chip?
     
  19. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Will they be on an MXM module and what are their TDPs? If it matches the 8600GT in my laptop I may just have to investigate.
     
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