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    Quote Originally Posted by Radicus
    9 is not bad:woot: wonder how much the 9590u will go down in price:D
    Maybe Radicus was thinking of the nVidia/ATI cross breeding project.

    But he just got the names wrong:

    The 9590 and the 9590u Pro
    If the stuff in glow sticks is truly toxic then why do they make so many flavors?

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    Nvidia NV40 specifications confirmed
    Too late for ATI to respond


    NVIDIA really needed to pull the cat out of the bag in the next round of its increasingly epic battle with ATI Technologies and from where we’re sitting we’d be more than surprised if the next round isn’t, now, a foregone conclusion.
    US sources close to Nvidia have confirmed that their next generation GPU will feature a full sixteen pipelines – not as previously speculated an 8x2 arrangement - and this is reflected in the increased transistor count of circa 205-210 million, up from a previously speculated 175 million.

    In very recent times ATI have been extremely confident in saying that their R420 - set to launch not long after, Nvidia show their hand – would, immaterial of architecture, thoroughly outgun the NV40.

    Indeed today, Richard Huddy - ATI's European Developer Relations Manager maintained that their expectation was for ATi’s R420 to be, faster, on balance, across a suite of 10 common games than Nvidia NV40.

    However we think that ATI's earlier confidence was based on internal intelligence that Nvidia’s NV40 feature set would be limited to an architecture built on 175 million transistors and that Nvidia would deliver, as anticipated, on the first day of CeBIT in March.

    Nvidia's launch date for NV40 seems to have shifted backwards, but even a month or so is not going to give ATi enough time for a hardware response.

    Knowing what we know now about NV40 having a full sixteen pipelines, we sensed that despite some fighting talk, and indeed some intelligent and rationalised arguments, ATi are now hoping, at best for a close fight…

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    NV4X generation has MPEG 1,2,4 encode/decode
    Next generation video support


    NVIDIA'S NV40 is not going to be just fast in shaders and pixels, it will have some additional features that will be interesting to anybody that messes with Video.

    The video capabilities of NV40 are quite something.

    It seems that all NV4X generation of cards will feature very attractive video options.

    Nvidia wants to promote NV4X generation of chips as the ones with high quality video, complete and ready for HDTV and PVR.

    High quality video will brought motion adaptive de-interlacing, high quality scaling and filtering, good old video de-blocking and integrated TV encoder.

    As for HDTV, Nvidia claims Transport stream handling, HDTV output (720p, 1080p, 480p CGMS) and HDCP - High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection as well as HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface support.

    The PVR part is the most interesting as Nvidia claims that the NV4X generation will have support for no more and no less then MPEG 1/2/4 encode and decode as well as WMV9 decode acceleration.

    This means that all decoding and encoding operation previously done by software and very CPU dependant will be able to be processed on NV4X chips. We are not aware specifically how Nvidia plans to do that but it sounds promising.

    NV40's introduction is just weeks away.

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    You know, if these features take up enough transistors perhaps once all is said and done only 160 or so trans might actually be devoted to 3D acceleration. Just guessing here though, if so ATI’s R420 might still have a shot at the performance crown. Though perhaps they could put it on an external chip?

    Well that’s enough of my baseless conjecturing.
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    More details leak on NV40 Ultra and non Ultra
    Faster but more expensive, slower but cheaper


    We can now confirm that Nvidia will have two versions of the NV40 chip once it is ready to show it to the world.

    As is now traditional, Nvidia will have one extremely expensive card that will cost about €/$499. This card is expected to be faster clocked and it will have faster memory as well.

    The memory target sits close to the 600MHz range but it's still being tested for the right speed. As previously suggested, the card will use GDDR 3 memory which consumes less power and runs cooler then DDR 2.

    The NV40 non ultra, amateur version is going to be clocked lower but we don’t have any details how slower yet. The price will be around €/$299.

    Both boards will use similar memory configurations but we suspect that Nvidia might offer a 128 bit version of the card.

    Nvidia will use similar PCBs (printed circuit boards) for desktop and workstation cards as before.

    Production of NV40/NV40 Ultra is scheduled for April.

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    NV40/NV40 Ultra are the CeBIT NDA kids
    Graphics firms against product promiscuity


    Sources close to Nvidia have confirmed that its spanking brand new NV40 marchitecture will only be shown to people who sign a comprehensive non disclosure agreement (NDA) with the graphics company.
    It's for their eyes only, and not for the folk drifting through the massive halls at the mammoth trade show this month.

    If you were hoping to catch a glimpse of the tech at the Nvidia partners' booths, then you're going to be bitterly disappointed.

    Nvidia partners are not too thrilled about this repeat of last year's show when the ladies and gentlemen of the press were shown the technology. Famously, the INQUIRER was turfed off the Nvidia booth.

    Why are the Nvidia partners not reeling in ecstasy about this? They feel they need to show off a handstome Nvidia steed at CeBIT, and everyone will have bridge PCI Express cards based on NV3X or the later marchitecture NV19, NV37, NV39 and the card without proper codename NV38 + BR2 covered up by the PCX 5950 brand name. All these cards are old NV17, NV34, NV36 and NV38 with PCI to AGP bridge solutions. Nothing more.

    NV40 Ultra and possible even NV45 will be showed under NDA in heavily guarded rooms to press loyal to Nvidia's ambitions.

    NV40 will most likely be launched after CeBIT we understand, and sometime in April sounds good to us but it could be later. Another delay for Nvidia and ATI chips wouldn't surprise us at all.

    Being called a "partner" of Nvidia is a slightly misleading term these days because some of them have flirted and even indulged in French kissing and heavy petting with with ATI. Only a few can claim to be faithful to Nvidia and not snogging ATI at the same time. Those faithless souls would very much like to show off NV40 or should we say NV4x as Nvidia has prepared NV41, NV41 and NV45, all spawns of the PCI Express devilry.

    No doubt the graphics police will be watching the "partners" carefully at CeBIT and applying virtual "chastity belts". Where new products are concerned, Nvidia and ATI are like Victorian fathers - partners should be seen and not heard.

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    NV40 is a 16 pipelines part
    12 vs. 16 pipes at 210 millions of transistors

    After days, nay weeks of inquiring we can now confirm that NV40 is not 8x2 marchitecture part as we previously suggested. Nvidia is behaving as if the NV40 was the Crown Jewels of Her Brittanic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Fish can fly, but it's been spreading flying red herrings.
    Nvidia is telling "selected people" that NV40 is indeed 210 millions of transistor chip with 16 pipelines as we reported a few weeks ago.

    The other side of this NV40 coin is that the real Mc Coy the real NV40 card that was taped out quite some time ago is actually going to be KIA [Killed in action]. Very knowledgeable friends told us recently in the Vienna Opera house that NV40 with 16 pipes and 210 millions of transistor is completely other chip then original NV40.

    What actually happened is that Nvidia recently learned about R420 marchitecture and this entire 12x1 story and, that they will eventually end up in second place and decided to can NV40 project and to go immediately with NV45.

    Nvidia is a very egotistic company.

    NV45 is the name for PCI Express NV40 but apparently this new chip is a rushed new project that Nvidia wanted to save for later.

    Still as a consequence our Opera loving friend suggested that there is no possible way that Nvidia might have a working version of the chip at Cebit or if they have it its early silicon for showing off. You can forget about launch party at CeBIT or anytime soon, we are given to understand. Even if the company launches it in April it will be a pure paper launch as NVDA cannot deliver it so soon.

    It's not easy to make dramatic changes in silicon and as a consequence you have to re-tape it again and then hope that all will be fine in order to be ready to produce it in six weeks minimum.

    As the case is altered, Nvidia might win performance crown again but it's absolutely certain that ATI R420XT will be the first next generation card in shops.

    Nvidia and its partners desperately need this fuel possibly with Doom 3 as a rocket to launch it into RetailSpace.

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    First hands-on look at NV40
    CeBIT 2004 Shocking power requirements

    The Inquirer has managed to get hold of one NV40 sample.
    We agreed not to photograph what we saw, but can confirm the following.

    When removing the heatsink, we noted that the NV40 GPU itself was, in comparison to what we have seen before, quite large.

    However whilst our earlier information indicated that it comprised of 205 -210 million transistors, our sources currently say that what we were holding was a 175 million transistor part.

    With the heatsink removed we could see that a small formed surrounding was employed to assist leveling of the heatsink.

    Unlike the ill fated GeForce FX 5800 Ultra (NV30) where a heatsink on the back of the PCB could also interface with a small section of the PCB directly behind the GPU as well as the memory modules, additional circuitry in this area on the NV40 prohibits this.

    Whilst a heatsink still seems necessary to assist thermal control of the new lower voltage memory modules, the heatsink on the front of the GPU will have to do all the work.

    Eight 32MB video memory modules are installed – four on each side of the PCB and as we first reported from Computex in Taiwan – these are of the new GDDR3 type.

    However these were not from Micron, which at that time seemed to be both ATi and Nvidia’s GDDR3 development partner. Instead, Samsung seems to be the preferred supplier of the 256MB we saw installed.

    The primary shocker was that the board requires two large 4-pin power connectors as opposed to the single power connector on current high-end products.

    Perhaps a lot of end-users who have been thinking that they might wait and upgrade to NV40 when it becomes available, should start saving their sheckles to upgrade to a new power supply unit as well.

    One final thing, contrary to previous speculation, we think that the ‘NV40’ that will come to market may be what was originally planned, as NV45 is, we’re told, the PCI Express part.

    Whether that has an AGP to PCI Express bridge chip remains to be seen.

    The Inquirer

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    NV40 A2 revision

    NV40 revision A2 clocked at 475MHz core and 1.2GHz memory (GDDR-3)
    16 pipelines - 3DMark2001 single-texture fillrate of 7,010 MPixels/sec and multi-texture fillrate of 7,234 MPixels/sec
    Pixel shader performance ranges from 2.5X to 5X over GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
    Antialiasing in screenshots is 4X RGMS (Rotated Grid Multi-Sampling)
    Max anisotropic filtering at 8X with tested driver, but might see 16X
    Gameplay performance 2.5X to 3X faster than GeForce FX 5950 Ultra using high resolutions with AA and AF
    Image quality is "far far better"

    Halo - 1600x1200 - no AA/8X AF - 51.1fps
    Far Cry - 1600x1200 - no AA/no AF - 53.4fps
    UT2004 Botmatch - 1600x1200 - 4X AA/4X AF - 71.9fps, 1280x960 - 82.9fps
    Star Wars Kotor - 1600x1200 - 4X AA/8X AF - 49.3fps

    System Specs - Athlon 64 3200+, Gigabyte GA-K8VT800 (VIA KT880) Mainboard, 1GB PC4000 RAM, 160GB SATA HDD.

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    NV40 pic?


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    Interesting, its looks like the same sort of setup from the Matrox Parhelia.
    Is that 2 power connectors? Looks like it to me, I wonder what sort of powerdrain/heat output it'll have?

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