Originally Posted by Imglidinhere
Sooo... an equal number of GCN cores to the GK110's CUDA cores? That's not gonna bode well for them. o_o
It wasn't an issue during HD 4000 vs. GTX 200, HD 5000 vs. GTX 400, or HD 6000 vs. GTX 500. Why would it be an issue now? It's a new generation... too early to be jumping to conclusions like that.
We don't know if GK110's memory bus improvements are enough to feed the ludicrous shader count. Even if GK110 blew Venus XTX out of the water, GK110 could run into supply issues for instance. It's already rather booked by the HPC market.
Originally Posted by hollowtek
this will work. hopefully pricing isn't botched like last gen.
It won't be. The improvement that the next generation will provide will not be nearly as high as the jump from 40nm to 28nm was. It's pretty much physically impossible. The overpricing of the the current generation was due to a lack of competition. That competition exists now, and will continue to exist when these new cards come in, as they won't be huge improvements over their predecessors.
With that said, don't expect these to offer better bang for your buck off the bat. It just won't be horrendous like last time.Edited by Homeles - 9/21/12 at 4:43pm