Nvidia readies 55nm GT200 GPUs

By Justin Mann on August 6, 2008, 12:26 PM
Nvidia is making advancements to the GT200 line with the introduction of a 55nm GPU for the units. The fabbing of the part has now been confirmed after Nvidia made final preparations. Performance statistics should not change with the unit, but for any overclocker the process reduction will mean more room to play with.

I'd like to see the process reduction come with a reduction in price as well, since many GT200 units can still float north of or near $500 depending on what version you get. That makes them harder to justify, especially since AMD is back in the game with GPUs.




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nirkon said:
True, as a matter of fact I am in the proccess of upgrading my own computer (if you've seen the forum thread), and i'm getting an HD4850! :)I've asked around about it and it seems that it performs great and its stable, and a little hot but there is a fan tweak to turn it up from (20 or 30, to 60-90) so it doesn't get that hot.overall, i think it'll be a very good purchase.
Julio said:
[b]Originally posted by nirkon:[/b][quote]True, as a matter of fact I am in the proccess of upgrading my own computer (if you've seen the forum thread), and i'm getting an HD4850! :)overall, i think it'll be a very good purchase.[/quote]I'm currently running a HD 4870 which is only a step up from the 4850 and I'm finding FPS to be steadier than on the older 3870 X2.
windmill007 said:
I went with the Nvidia 260GTX. my room gets hot enuff and I heard the ATI 48XX cards are hot. I am getting 16K+ 3dmark06 with a single card and only paid $229.
fullmetalvegan said:
[b]Originally posted by nirkon:[/b]I've asked around about it and it seems that it performs great and its stable, and a little hot but there is a fan tweak to turn it up from (20 or 30, to 60-90) so it doesn't get that hot.[/quote]Speak for yourself, I have a HD4850 and it was the worst decision I ever made to switch to ATi from NVIDIA, never going to use ATi again. I run 64-bit Vista and I have come to the conclusion my problems centre around being 64-bit rather than 32.Basically, my games crash constantly due to the ATi display driver failing. Movies stop playing from time to time and switch my monitors off briefly or entirely so I have to reset. Not to mention it can't even perform a simple task like dual monitors, it never remembers the configuration I have set and when I turn my second monitor on, both turn on and off for 30-60 seconds before its stable. I'll turn my PC on one day and ATi has decided to switch my monitor 1 and 2 around, i.e. 2 becomes primary even tho 1 should be.They idle at 80 celcius which is terrible, so I attached a Thermalright heatsink which dropped it to 30 because I am an overclocker, only to find that if you overclock the HD4850 too high it crashes even more frequently than usual so you have to run at stock clock anyway.Completely pathetic series for 64-bit, can't even manage stable drivers - my previous NVIDIA cards never had any of the above problems. I'm switching back to NVIDIA, their prices are the exact same as the equivalent 48xx now in Australia, and they have better drivers, better overclocking ability and better performance.The GTX 260 is an amazing card for the price, much better than the 4850/70 - when overclocked, it excels to the point of beating the GTX 280 by a huge margin, very responsive to overclocking. So these new 55nm one's will be able to be pushed even further which will mean incredible FPS. The only thing the 4800 series was good for was making NVIDIA have reasonable prices for once, so thanks ATi.-_-[Edited by fullmetalvegan on 2008-08-07 14:03:12]
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