Originally Posted by Alatar
It's a pretty safe assumption considering that it's going to be the biggest chip on 28nm by far. NV and AMD aren't changing their architectures so big changes wont be made so whatever will be replacing GK104 and Tahiti later this year will just not have the transistor budget for the improvements even conservative speculation puts GK110 at.
Unless AMD pulls a miracle chip from somewhere, the assumption that GK110 will be the most powerful single GPU on 28nm is entirely reasonable.
Transistor count and chip size has little to do with actual performance. The most conservative estimate for the GK110 is it clocking in at 732MHz and ROPs being the limit: that would give it 9% more performance than a GTX 680 or 30% more shading power, which in no way would make it impossible for AMD to beat.
The most likely
estimate is that this Titan will clock in at around 850MHz and have 14 SMXes and 6 ROP/L2/memory partitions, that would put the performance in the ballpark of 35-40% better than the 680 which still
isn't out of reach if AMD has decided to make a similarly big monster as GK110 is, even though I really doubt it.
Originally Posted by tsm106
It's odd that yall are already crowning this card king before it even actually materializes. There's a descriptor for this type of thing right?
The term is fan, or fanatic if you prefer the full word.