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Apparently, having taken the lack of DirectX 10.1 API support in its current GPU line-up to heart, sources of TG Daily have provided information, in the form of a presentation slide, indicating that NVIDIA plans to play 'catch-up' by, incorporating DirectX 10.1 support into its next generation GPUs.

Whilst TG Daily, honourably protecting the identity of their source, is unable to share the presentation slide in question, it is suggested that not only could NVIDIA's next generation desktop GPU solutions be enhanced with DirectX 10.1 support, but that also notebook solutions won't be left out in the cold.

On the desktop front, the successor to NVIDIA's GT200, is expected to see the light of day in late Q4 2008 or, within the first quarter of 2009, according to the report. NVIDIA's next generation notebook solution, on the other hand, is expected to launch next spring.

At this time, it is rumoured that NVIDIA's GT200 successor will boast 1.5 to 2 times the speed of current technology offerings, however AMD isn't likely to rest on its laurels and has the, perceived advantage of, DirectX 10.1 API support now, with a clear and convincing head start.

Apparently, NVIDIA will also adopt GDDR5 memory, perhaps as soon as Q4 2008, subject to increased module availability. We would surmise that a GT200 refresh would probably be the first NVIDIA solution offering GDDR5, perhaps to test the waters.
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This would make already extremely expensive and overpriced Nvidia GPUs even more expensive (taking on GDDR5).
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woh thats amazing.... now the race till the first 45nm graphics card chip!
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This would make already extremely expensive and overpriced Nvidia GPUs even more expensive (taking on GDDR5).
Well things should change once they move to 55nm, but well have to wait and see, besides they are finally pricing their cards realistically.

GTX 280 went from $650 to $500, 55nm could bring them between $425-$450.
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This would make already extremely expensive and overpriced Nvidia GPUs even more expensive (taking on GDDR5).
I don't think so. Now that there is competition about nvidia can't price gouge anymore. They will have to move to smaller die size to cut cost + they won't charge and arm and a leg for the stuff. Kinda like how they had to cut the price of the gtx 260-280 all the sudden.
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And when exactly will DirectX 10.1 be put to use?
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I think the pace at which graphics cards are advancing technologically is ridiculous and as not congruent with current hardware requirements. Take into account that you can still play just about every game on max with a 8800gtx. Of course there are discrepancies resulting from different resolutions, game engines, and of course bottlenecks from other hardware. I love change, and what ever drives down prices can only be seen as a boon for us consumers. I just loved the old days when you diddn't have to upgrade every 6 months...
    
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Well things should change once they move to 55nm, but well have to wait and see, besides they are finally pricing their cards realistically.

GTX 280 went from $650 to $500, 55nm could bring them between $425-$450.
Not with current yields.
But if they improve, maybe.
I'm sure ATI/AMD will have something to do about this and all the time, we the consumer win.
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Not with current yields.
But if they improve, maybe.
I'm sure ATI/AMD will have something to do about this and all the time, we the consumer win.
Yields will naturally increase since you will have more die's on each 55nm wafer as compared to a 65nm wafer.
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This would make already extremely expensive and overpriced Nvidia GPUs even more expensive (taking on GDDR5).
I think they may be trying to run the prices of GPU back up to $1000+. Hopefully AMD can keep pumping out amazing graphics processing products so they can reap the benefits of cheaper manufacturing.
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