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    I know it would just be a prototype, but why would Nvidia get rid of their heatspreader design on the GPU? That looks really wierd, like the way ATI does it.

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    <center>NVIDIA News and Insights</center>

    The one thing we can bet on is that the NV40 will not have the problems the NV3x series has now. PS 2.0 performance problems will be a thing of the past with the NV40, as it is supposed to have PS/VS 3.0 hardware. Memory bandwidth will also not be a problem as GDDR3 will be available in late Q1 2004, and that promises around 51 GB/sec bandwidth on a 256 bit bus. The NV40 is starting to look like the answer to NVIDIA's problems as of late. ATI is also very far along with the R420, but it may not be as advanced architecturally as the NV40. Still, not enough is known about either part to give further insight. Needless to say, 2004 looks to be more competitive than 2003 was.

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    Soulburner: I'm not convinced that this is the NV40, to many things don't add up about this card. Unfortunately I can't get hold of anyone to check it out because they're all at the show.

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    Soulburner: Unfortunately I've been unable to obtain any information on the card. My guess is that it's either a Personal Cinema or Quadro version of the soon to be released NV36, but as I say it is a guess.

    <center>The NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun made it quite clear that the graphics industry would no longer be the primary focus point of the company.</center>

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    Whats with the system specs in your sig?

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    Soulburner: That was just a bit of fun, I was trying to think of a good AMD based system to play Half-Life 2 on.

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    Cool, except the only problem is that memory would be severly underclocked to DDR400...kind of a waste :cool:.

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    Nvidia conference call
    More NV40 details emerge


    The officials from NVIDIA confirmed a “whole-new” NV4x family to be launched next year (probably, calendar year, editor) and bring “programmable shading and cinematic computing to a new level”.
    In Q1 some of NV4x will be in production. By Q2 many of NV4x will be in production to bring the margins up. By Q3 “almost entire” family of NV4x will be ramping up in production. No indications whether “calendar” or “fiscal” quarters, though.
    When asked about NV40 tapeout, the management did not comment saying “We do not comment on tapeouts; we just comment on production ramps and design wins. There will be time to talk about NV40, today is our time to talk about 5950 and 5700…”
    NVIDIA will offer top-to-bottom lineup of GPUs and MCPs with support for PCI Express.
    NVIDIA is now sampling customers with its “first PCI Express technology”.
    NVIDIA is excited about the PCI Express and will surely be on track with it, but denied to talk about the speed of transition, etc.
    NVIDIA anticipates “something like” 10 different versions of GPU products next year, the majority of which will be PCI Express, as I understood from Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s CEO.

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    Nvidia's NV40 tapes out
    On shelves in April, May


    We can finally confirm that Nvidia's NV40 taped out in the last days of December of 2003 and that Nvidia is working hard to finish everything up before boards using the technology go on sale.
    Nvidia's partners are still without chips and it seems that they will got their sample NV40s to do necessary PCB adjustments no earlier than late February 2004.

    It's going to be a close call whether Nvidia partners manage to show some products at CeBIT and it will be great loss for a them if they don’t since ATI will show off the R420 at the Hannover show.

    It takes around 120 days from tape out to final shipping products so it seems that we might see cards based on NV40 shipping in April or May.

    We do believe that Nvidia will use CeBIT to trumpet its NV40 technology, however.

    The fight between NV40 and R420 will be very interesting but we don’t believe that either chip will be significantly better then the other, with both having similar performance.

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    Nvidia NV40
    Latest rumoured specs


    175 million transistors, in 130nm manufactured
    8x2 architecture, however 16 Z/Stencil tests per clock
    DirectX 9,0 architecture, supports Shader 3.0
    Opposite NV38 and Shader doubled more efficient pixels
    Supports DDR1, GDDR2 and GDDR3
    Internal AGPx8 interface
    Exact clock rates: unknown; there is estimated 500 to 600 MHz Chip clock and 600 to 800 MHz storing act
    Improvements with Anti- Aliasing: (at least) a new mode; its SAM polarizing sample is however unknown
    Improvements with the anisotropic filter: unknown
    Presentation: GDC or CeBIT at the end of March 2004
    Market entrance: At the end of April or May
    2004 Sales name: GeForceFX 6XXX

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