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Friday, 18 June 2010 15:28

New Fermi with 512 shaders possible

Written by Fuad Abazovic

Could be a new chip

Nvidia is far from over announcing new Fermi based products, as well as Fermi successor chips. There are many projects in the pipe and among them is a 512 shader Fermi based card.

The 512-shader card is possible and it should launch after the summer, of course if all goes well. The twist is that there is a big possibility that this card won’t be based on the GF100, Nvidia's original Fermi chip.

If Nvidia planned a single chip with 512 shaders based on Fermi it would have already launched it, and since the company's GF104 design has some 25 percent lower TDP it is more likely that the 512-shader card might be based on GF104 design fundamentals. The launch of such a card depends solely on ATI's next move. If ATI surprises the market with improved 40nm chips, Nvidia will have an answer.

Doubling the shader count on GF104 should give you a 512-shader card with much better thermals than the original Fermi. Since Nvidia already has the fastest single chip card, they decided not to push with the 512-shader Fermi just yet and the 512-shader card is definitely part of the company's plans. We expect to see such a card in late Q3 or early Q4 of 2010.

Last modified on Sunday, 20 June 2010 13:07
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+1 #1 behrouz 2010-06-19 20:12
For game ,512 shader Compare to 5970 is nothing, Remember it.
+4 #2 kniaugaudiskis 2010-06-19 22:04
This is probably going to be about the same performance gain as it was with GTX260 jumping from 192 to 216SPs. The best thing for sure is lowered TDP.
+3 #3 Ferrum Master 2010-06-19 22:07
I thinking of skipping this this whole first generation of DX11 cards... I am still feeling quite confident with GTX280 pair. They should iron it out more carefully in the power consumption department first of all... both AMD/ATI and nVidia...!
-25 #4 GTX1924 2010-06-20 01:07
I cant wait for this chip to come...in some benchmarks a single GTX 480 outperforms a 5970...imagine what all 512 cores could do...and then imagine them sticked two of these bad boys on one card...2xGTX 480's are king right now...so this should be even better...plus the power consumption and heat fixes are welcome additions that will make this product more appealing than the GTX 480...cant wait!!!
0 #5 shawn_bowen 2010-06-20 17:44
EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR is what i have purchased I have 37 days left to step this up what is the chance they will have a faster version out within 37 days?

I might just step upto the watercooled version. Just wish Nvidia would of released a GTX512 and not a GTX480 I feel like I own a broken video card.
-1 #6 kid41212003 2010-06-20 18:30
7% increase in CUDA cores. Possible a ~7% increase in performance.

If they increase the core clock from 700 to 750 (~7%), which they usually do we will have a winner @ $499.

A single free-of-hiccup GPU.
0 #7 fudo 2010-06-21 00:07
@shawn_bowen it won't come in the next 37 days, I am quite sure about it. I don't expect any big miracles by the end of the 2010 in high end market.

Let's see what GF104 can bring as the new high end fermi should have similar features, but more pipes and shaders...
+1 #8 shawn_bowen 2010-06-21 01:13
Well it is only 100 dollars for me to stepup to watercooled version and i think the 750mhz clock and lifetime warrwnty of it should be good now just need to sell my old GTX280 watercooled evga card. lol at times it is painful sitting on the bleeding edge of computer technology.
+1 #9 thaad 2010-06-21 04:00
Finally i able to post here which the site i'm visited every times i'm turn pc on.

512 cuda core? it can beat 5970?
0 #10 4blue 2010-06-21 08:27
Lets see what this 512 cuda cores will bring us as benefit... 8)

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