Friday, 15 October 2010 14:28

Nvidia working on GF100 successor

Written by Slobodan Simic
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GTX 580 to counter Cayman

According to some fresh rumours, Nvidia is working on a new GPU that should counter the HD 6900 series. According to the info, the GTX 580 will show up in December and should be based on the 40nm GF110 GPU, an improved version of the well known and not very succesful GF100 GPU.

The GF110 based GTX 580 should be an improved GF100 GPU with 512 CUDA cores and 128 texture units, which should end up as a decent improvement compared to the GF100. The rumoured card should be equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 512-bit memory interface.

The two main questions are the TDP and the actual price of such a card. As you already know, AMD will have its Cayman based HD 6900 cards ready by the end of November, which means that Nvidia will be late and according to what we can guess from these specs, Nvidia's new card will probably end up more expensive. The rumoured TDP places the GTX 580 "close" to GTX 480, and it will need one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-Express connector.

The TDP is not a big issue as we already know that Cayman XT will end up with similar "sub-300W" TDP and will need a same 6-pin + 8-pin power connectors. This leaves Nvidia some breathing room, at least if the card ends up to be as good as Nvidia hopes. Of course, this means that AMD will get some competition from the green team and that should hopefully be a good thing for the market as the prices will eventually go down.

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+16 #1 noypogs16 2010-10-15 15:18
Get ready for 300+ Watts GPU and your countering your article you dont know the actual tdp but you write a sub 300Watts ... how come they will counter cayman and barts...nvidia has no more mainstream card offering and no one will buy a power hungry card and a pricey card....

Antilles will be the king of GPU
 
 
+19 #2 Marburg_U 2010-10-15 15:20
well, AMD has a green logo too.
 
 
+15 #3 DarkPhoenix 2010-10-15 15:21
Although it is certain that NVIDIA will launch a new card to compete with the HD 6900s, the part about it having a 512 bit memory interface is highly doubtful. GF110 or whatever it's called may not even be based on GF100, but rather GF104. An increase in TMUs also seems likely.
But before this is released the GTX 475 (full GF104) should be around to fight off cards using Barts GPUs.
 
 
+21 #4 thetruth 2010-10-15 15:22
Good! I'm pleased that Nvidia is releasing a competing card. It's about time they did. I don't know how power-hungry it will be or anything, or if it's going to come out in December. But I certainly hope it does- perhaps then we'll have a massive price drop to enjoy.
 
 
+16 #5 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-15 15:38
Successor?... don't you mean a base-layer-respin of GF100 rebranded as a new chip? Assuming they'll get it right this time. This will actually be the GF100 touted by dear leader a year ago that never saw the daylight as a consumer GPU. Also 512-bit... yeah, right!

If nvidia manages to make these respins purchase worthy, they and only then we might see a price war.
 
 
+5 #6 Nerdfighter 2010-10-15 15:51
GF100 is already at it's limit, so a much renewed architecture would be needed for this to be possible. I don't see Nvidia having the resources to have developed a new top card. They just got done releasing their entry-level desktop-cards, they haven't got a dual-GPU card and they have only released the first notebook-graphics. And how about the 512SP GTX 480 that was tested a couple of months ago? 204W bigger consumption, 5% more performance. Not to mention the triple fan, triple slot cooler.
http://en.expreview.com/2010/08/09/world-exclusive-review-512sp-geforce-gtx-48/9070.html
 
 
+3 #7 AMD_ciulpia 2010-10-15 16:14
Me want Kepler.

Quoting Nerdfighter:
http://en.expreview.com/2010/08/09/world-exclusive-review-512sp-geforce-gtx-48/9070.html


They have tested no-name card, isn't it clear enough?
 
 
+16 #8 spede 2010-10-15 16:28
Fudzilla just made this "GTX580" up to steal AMD's thunder. Nvidia might have 512 shader Fermi coming but they cannot change the architecture so quickly to make something totally new. I'm betting they don't have the "midlife kicker" until the end of Q1/2011. TDP will be catastrophic in any case.
 
 
+6 #9 Nerdmaster 2010-10-15 16:34
Quote:
The GF110 based GTX 580 should be an improved GF100 GPU with 512 CUDA cores and 128 texture units, which should end up as a decent improvement compared to the GF100. The rumoured card should be equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 512-bit memory interface.
So no increase in shaders? This is a place where ati has the upper hand...
Also ati will have 3d so 3d vision will stop being a pros for nvidia. They need that card (580) badly.
 
 
+19 #10 Tr0y 2010-10-15 16:38
"According to some fresh rumours, Nvidia is working on a new GPU ...".

Good morning Fudzilla :D

This news is actually quite old.

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/aid,794189/Nvidias-Gamer-Chip-GF110-Cayman-XT-Konkurrent-Geforce-GTX-580-unterwegs/Grafikkarte/News/

All this face-lifted 40nm cards are pure craziness! HD5770 was OK. GTX460 too.

But GTX480 with 250+ Watt? HD6970 with 300 Watt? HD6990 300+ Watt? GTX580 with 350 Watt?

Getting more performance just by increasing the wattage is madness!

I will update when AMD or NVidia managed the 28nm or 22nm process.
 

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