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The new graphics processing unit (GPU) for high-end market from Nvidia is projected to consist of about one billion of transistors and feature “around†200 unified shader processors (more likely to be 192), reports Golem.de web-site citing Jeff Brown, general manager of the professional solutions group at Nvidia. It is unclear whether Nvidia GT200 sports DirectX 10.1 feature-set or are compatible with DirectX 10 only.
The shaders are only numbers they gave.

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It is also not known whether Nvidia plans to continue using the GeForce brand-name for GT200, or intends to introduce a new trademark.
Well if they decide to go with a new trademark maybe the 9xxx's makes sense. A finish to the GeForce line.
    
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Well if they decide to go with a new trademark maybe the 9xxx's makes sense. A finish to the GeForce line.
They could have gone out with a sprint rather than walking with their hands in their pockets while they whistle.
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Could the next Geforce could be Tegra? They did just trademark it.
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More and more GT200 information has started circulating and that could only mean that we're closing in on the final tuning. The chip was taped out just recently, which means that it's lagging the RV770 by a couple of months, but most importantly, NVIDIA doesn't have to launch a new chip today. It already has competitive chips on the market. While G92 and G92b (55nm) will not offer any architectural advancements, GT200 will. DirectX 10.1 is suppose to be one of them. We know for a fact that the chip will be in the 1 billion transistor range, some say even up to 1.3 billion, at 65nm.

Unlike AMD/ATI, NVIDIA is not expected to use GDDR5. Instead it will go for a more complex PCB with GDDR3, which means a wider bus instead of higher memory frequency. GDDR3 chips tops out at 1100MHz today. We expect GT200 to use these chips, and with a 512-bit bus it puts it on par with RV770 and its 256-bit bus and 4GHz GDDR5 memory.

The clusters have changed from 16 shaders per cluster to 24 per cluster, most likely MADD + MUL, and 10 clusters with the high-end part, which means 240 shaders all in all. These will be accompanied by 32 ROPs, 120 TMUs and 120 TFUs. The core clock will hopefully be in the area of 600-650MHz, which means shader clocks around 1500MHz.

As mentioned above, you won't see the card anytime soon, but it's not because it won't be ready but because NVIDIA doesn't have to launch it to stay on top. This is a single core chip, and rumors are that there will be more than plenty of stripped down versions, if needed. It all depends on what AMD/ATI delivers.

We're guessing late Q3 or early Q4, time will tell. And this is not the GeForce 9900 series. The 9900 series will be based on the 55nm G92b core.
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,7644.html
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OMG 1.3 billion trannies on 65nm?!?!?! That's going to be a HUGE die! While it may have the performance advantage, it's going to lose to ATI in terms of availability and affordability.
    
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My head hurts with all this machine code. I'm not as hardware-savvy as I should be. Anyone mind translating what this means for the average consumer?

Another thing that has me slightly confused is this hubbub over DirectX 10.1. Would I be correct in assuming that the technology for graphic rendering and such seems to be surpassing the limits of consumer-level hardware? Obviously there are systems that can create and render graphics in a DX10.1 environment, but is it safe to assume that these systems are extremely high-tech?
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why cant they just give use the

256 SP
512 Bit Interface
48ROP
1GB GDDR4

we all expected the 9800GTx to be
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