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Well from we have seen of the early specs on the R600 they somewhat dwarf the 8800GTX in total bandwidth. 512Bit memory controller also.

My question is wouldn't this create an even more massive bottleneck than current users are already experiencing with the 8800GTX and Core 2 Duo's?

Or have AMD got some unknown processor coming that will equally dwarf the Core 2 Duo?
 
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post #2 of 20
IMO, this question is asked too early...
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Yep, gotta wait til the damn thing is released! xD
    
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post #4 of 20
Yep it'll bottleneck things even more. Not really a concern though... the CPU's will catch up eventually. Probably with quad cores and 4x4's
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lol, 4x4 sucks. go to HardOCP. they did a review. it doesn't suck, but it's not worth the price or trouble.
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It's kinda of interesting though that ATI would release even more powerful GPU's than Nvidia, knowing how current cards are bottlenecked...
 
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post #7 of 20
Technology really needs to slow down. There has been way too much advancement in technology. All of the smaller companies are getting screwed because they cant keep upgrading there parts to suffice the power of new cpu's and graphics cards. Companies like the motherboard companies cant keep upgrading like this or they will get screwed.
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post #8 of 20
Most of the facts you hear about the R600 is ATI fanboy hype anyways. The card will still be in the same league as the 8800.

However, I do feel sorry for ATI. They are rushing out the R600 series while NVidia already has their next cards on the assembly line waiting to make their next move...

But yes, IF the card is better than the 8800 it will bottleneck even more unless they completely relieve the strain off the CPU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
It's kinda of interesting though that ATI would release even more powerful GPU's than Nvidia, knowing how current cards are bottlenecked...
younger, less experience enthusiasts just want the best of the best, and have yet to realize that their rigs are only as strong as their weakest links...
    
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I will admit the ATI card will be dominant, but I think nVidia will stay on top because of their early release. It's sortof like the X-Box 360 being released a year before the Wii and PS3. nVidia has secured a strong foothold just like Microsoft with the X-Box. It won't really matter how good the ATI is. nVidia is selling tons of their 8 Series and making lots of money too. Which means more money for research of their next board.
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