Originally Posted by TnB= Gir
Yay, more G92 cards
Keep beatin that dead horse nvidia, beat it!
Nvidia's out to make money, if GT200 is the monster it's been made out to be, production costs will be stratospheric. If a 55nm G92 can truly match the performance of RV770 Nvidia will most likely sell various G92 variants that compete directly with RV770(both price and performance wise)... Then release GT200 @ $500+ as the king of the hill.
Originally Posted by mechtech
I don't get it, why isn't Nvidia releasing a new generation?
They've had a long time to get yields up, even at 55nm, so there shouldn't really be a cost difference between G200 and G92...
Looks like the RV770 will be a fair bit faster than the 3870, I really hope Nvidia doesn't pull more G92 stuff out to compete. It's pretty sad that the 8800GTX, a 1.5 year old card, is still the fastest on the market by a fair margin (single GPU wise).
I'm not going to pretend to be an expert, however I can almost guarantee you that the cost associated with the jump from 256bit -> 512bit bus is huge (due to it's complexity).