Quote:Thats a disadvantage for GCN. The compute units in GK110 is obviously disabled for the consumer card. That is already baked in the GCN and its design hence why Nvidia can`t just miraculous make a GK104 an awesome GPGPU performer through software.
Quote:Look at GTX 580 instead. TDP of 244W and runs 4C cooler than 7970. Heat will only increase from 7970 with a 650mm^2 die. A LOT.
2) NVIDIA and AMD calculate their TDPs differently; do you honestly think that the 7970 produces as much heat and uses as much power as the GTX 480, which also had a 250W TDP?
TDP for both is still something Nvidia/AMD must take seriously since its a max requirement. Rarely hit but the coolers must accommodate that number
3) NVIDIA and AMD's respective reference coolers perform differently and have fans spinning at different speeds.
What a silly excuse. I already posted the reference cooler above. 7970 runs @ 78C under load. It 1dB higher than reference cooler from Nvidia (GTX 580).
AMD could increase the fanspeed to cool off a hotter GPU, but a 650mm^2 die? Not a chance in hell they will be able to pull that off.
Quote:Nope, they are 100% valid and real
Your comparison is completely invalid.
I don`t see AMD have a chance at building a Titan contender. Unless they get good architectural gains with GCN 2.0
Edited by Cloudfire777 - 2/14/13 at 2:31pm