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I can't wait to drop 450 dollars and buy the best graphics card in the world. Gonna feel good not shoveling 700 dollars to Nvidia and still getting the best there is. =]
    
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2. Size: GT200 is a big chip, slightly more than twice the size of a single RV770 IIRC. There will be issues just trying to fit two of them, and their memory, and all the connections required for the 512-bit bus, and the PCI bridge in the same card.
Slightly more? The GT200 is 576mm^2, and the RV770 is around 220mm^2.
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This will teach Nvidia how to make a Dual GPU Video card!
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1600 Stream Processors just gives me the chills.
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1600 Stream Processors just gives me the chills.
Games don't even use 800 stream processors yet (on the 4850/4870 cards) let alone 1600.

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Games don't even use 800 stream processors yet (on the 4850/4870 cards) let alone 1600.

I believe games don't determine if they get used, the GPU speed does.
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I'm just waiting to see how it performs but I have my doubts with this card after the heat + power consumption of the regular 4870's. I think the card will be bottlenecked on a normal pce-e x16 slot and the cpu's probably won't be fast enough to keep up with the card. All just my opinions though.
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No, there won't. There's a number of issues that would make the time and effort required useless.

1. Cost: The cost for just a single GT200 chip is enormous. Adding two to that equation and even if they did do it, nobody would buy it and they wouldn't be able to sell enough to get back the manufacturing costs.
2. Size: GT200 is a big chip, slightly more than twice the size of a single RV770 IIRC. There will be issues just trying to fit two of them, and their memory, and all the connections required for the 512-bit bus, and the PCI bridge in the same card.
3. Heat
4. Power

Sure a 55nm die shrink could help with all of these, but I think the signifcance of the 65nm->55nm in the GPU business is overrated. It's not the huge leap that going from 65nm to 45nm is in the CPU business. Just look at the marginal gain from 9800GTX->GTX+ and then don't really expect a whole lot more for GT200b.

Dude, all of the previous dual chip nvidia cards have never ever been on one PCB, they are put on two seperate pcbs sandwiched together.
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Dude, all of the previous dual chip nvidia cards have never ever been on one PCB, they are put on two seperate pcbs sandwiched together.
Yes, and while this addresses the die size issue, it does nothing to alleviate the issues of cost, power, or thermals that such a solution would bring. What's your point?

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Games don't even use 800 stream processors yet (on the 4850/4870 cards) let alone 1600.
The drivers are what decides this, not the game...
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Yes, and while this addresses the die size issue, it does nothing to alleviate the issues of cost, power, or thermals that such a solution would bring. What's your point?
That they wouldn't put it on a single PCB like you were saying.
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