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News AMD readies RV670 graphics chip

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 28 Sep 2007.

  1. Tim S

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    Apparently there are also rumors of an X2950XT coming out in November!

    Should make an interesting christmas!
     
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    I sure hope so! This generations midrange cards have been very disappointing from both nvidia and ati.
     
  4. Goty

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    Unfortunately, that's only out of character for nvidia. ATI's midrange cards are usually fairly disappointing at first with some decent refreshes later on in the cycle.
     
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    I promised myself that the next graphics card I bought would be 512MB because I am already starting to run into a texture size wall with certain games *glares at oblivion* and I want something that will last as long as my 9800pro did. Maybe that will never happen but I hated that I had to replace my last two cards within a year. It probably won't be untill the next generation of DX10 graphics cards that I upgrade at this rate. The price performance ratio in the current gen is abysmal.
     
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    I AM that gap....I don't want a piece of crap, but I can't afford the cream of the crop....it's sad, but mid-range is really the better way to go for me...
     
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    I hope the reduction to a single 6-pin power connector has nothing to do with the PCI-Express 2.0 power allotment -- that would imply that the card couldn't work (or at least wouldn't get enough power to run at full speed) on any of the PCI-Express 1.0 boards that have sold over the last several years.

    Or maybe it draws 150 Watts in total, so on a 2.0 board, you don't even need to plug in the 6-pin connector, and on a 1.0 board, it'll get power through both the motherboard and the 6-pin?
     
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    ATi really needs to cook something good up to bring back the competition between the two. hopefully this will help a little.

    Is it also amusing that the watermark on the pictures is nv6800? cause that makes me think of nVidia 6800.... and its a ATi card? no? just me? ok....
     
  9. sam.g.taylor

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    that much electricity - and the mid 8-series will still probably beat it.

    So much for ATi being green...
     
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    Manufacturers would be insane to make PCI-E 2.0 only cards anytime in the near future, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.

    Edit add (talk about going off half cocked..)

    I'm waiting for a decent mid-range DX10 card myself, somehow if this is going to be less powerfull than the GTS 640mb/2900 region I doubt its the card for me :(.

    Kinda waiting for Nvidia to come out with 89xx or 9xxx I think, though unless AMD can pull together major competition soon, anything nvidia do eventually release is likely to be hideously expensive still. :duh:
     
  11. HourBeforeDawn

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    ooow interesting I cant wait to see this in real world test ^_^
     
  12. Aankhen

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    They would have to work pretty hard to make PCIe 2.0–only cards, I think, since PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible.
     
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    Yea it is, and we've heard from more than one source that PCI-Express 2.0 is more or less nil performance increase.
     
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    single slot cooler = positive / single 6-pin PCIe power connector = positive for some reason I was thinking the GPU was going to be based on TSMC's 45nm process....o well....
     
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    doesn't surprise me, the change from AGP to PCI-E was a pretty low performance gain as well
    The cards are far more limited by other things then the bus
     
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