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    nVidia G80

    hello,

    Does anybody know any details about this GPU, and, when it is to be released?

    I am currently about to purchase a system, and am not sure whether I should wait until the 8*** series of nVidia GPU's arrive.

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    No you shouldnt.. waiting game is naff IMO

    If you're dead certain you want early versions of G80, then get a cheaper one now to tide you over..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Apparently it wont be coming out until at least the end of the September, more likely the end of the year.

    It will still be 90nm and from what inq says:

    Quote Originally Posted by theinquirer
    We wrote before that the new G80 will feature 32 pipelines and 16 vertex + geometry Shader
    It is guessed that it will have GDDR4, but not known for certain.

    Hope that helps

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    No you shouldnt.. waiting game is naff IMO
    It isn't when the system costs £3000.

    Is the 7900 DirectX 10 compatible?

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AD-15
    It isn't when the system costs £3000.

    Is the 7900 DirectX 10 compatible?

    Thanks again!
    Not as far as i know

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    I want to hoold out before getting my DX10 card, I want to make sure that it has HDMI (at least 1.3) since image quality should be improved by that alone
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    Quote Originally Posted by AD-15
    It isn't when the system costs £3000.

    Is the 7900 DirectX 10 compatible?

    Thanks again!
    Compatible? Of course it is.

    As for G80, who knows, id imagine we will see some reviews/info by October. I myself am waiting for R600, and hoping it's good enough to game at 1600x1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    Compatible? Of course it is.
    It is?? :/
    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    What the hell does "WTH" mean


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    Quote Originally Posted by FatalSaviour
    It is?? :/
    Thats what i was thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    Compatible? Of course it is.
    No, it isn't. Will it run the majority of DirectX games? Yes. However, don't expect DirectX 10 features to be usable, in the same way you couldn't run DirectX 9 technologies on DirectX 8 cards.

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    Smokey is right.

    Most of you are getting confused with Compatible and Compliant.

    Compatible means that it will work with the software. For example, you can play Quake 4 on a Geforce 4 – but it won’t use all the features.

    Compliant means it will support all the features of that Direct X revision, thus any games that use its features will be fully accelerated.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Thank goodness we have Agent here to clear matters up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Smokey is right.

    Most of you are getting confused with Compatible and Compliant.

    Compatible means that it will work with the software. For example, you can play Quake 4 on a Geforce 4 – but it won’t use all the features.

    Compliant means it will support all the features of that Direct X revision, thus any games that use its features will be fully accelerated.
    I did briefly consider that Agent, but thought that AD-15 might have got compliant/compatible muddled. Thanks for clearing up though .

    I'm not trying to be toooo picky here...more for my own benefit really...but is it this way round, or that DX10 itself is backward compatible, as opposed to the graphics card being forwards compatible, and will allow the graphics card to run in a DX9 compliant mode?
    Last edited by FatalSaviour; 04-09-2006 at 02:00 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    What the hell does "WTH" mean


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    Quote Originally Posted by ExceededGoku
    I want to make sure that it has HDMI (at least 1.3) since image quality should be improved by that alone

    All HDMI 1.3 means is: Digital Video with HDCP support and Multichannel PCM sound

    Image quality will be IDENTICAL to a DVI connection (the video portion of HDMI is the same signal as DVI).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Smokey is right.

    Most of you are getting confused with Compatible and Compliant.

    Compatible means that it will work with the software. For example, you can play Quake 4 on a Geforce 4 – but it won’t use all the features.

    Compliant means it will support all the features of that Direct X revision, thus any games that use its features will be fully accelerated.
    Heh naughty me, i kept it short and sweet, just so people would get confused.

    I dunno why there is so muh fuss over DX10. Vista is a long way off, and only Crysis and Ut2007 slighty will use it at first. The only thing that will be good, is if they are really quick in DX9 current games.

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    Thankyou everyone for all your help!

    Does anyone else have a release date, or any prices? And with it so close, why haven't we heard anything other than a few technical rumours?

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