Nvidia G300 rumored to be extremely powerful

By Justin Mann on May 21, 2009, 5:50 PM
The past year has been surprisingly refreshing for the video card market. AMD has been getting over their growing pains following their ATI merger, with a great Radeon HD 48xx series, while Nvidia has been pushing out some amazing cards in their G2xx lineup. For the high-end, it’s about to get even better. Nvidia's upcoming G300 may be ready to beat the pants off AMD, with recently posted specifications indicating that it will be the very definition of a “heavyweight” card.

Expected to start with a 700MHz GPU clock, 1100MHz memory clock and 1600MHz shader clock, the raw horsepower of the G300 will likely be very high. This will be coupled with the 512 shader units present in the G300, well over twice the number of shader units most cards today have. The high memory clock means that they expect the card to be able to push 281.6GB/s of memory bandwidth, twice as much as the GTX 280.

The G300 will also incorporate new stream processors, making use of newer instruction sets that supplant SIMD execution with “MIMD-like” execution, indicating the G300 will be a highly parallel card with an estimated processing potential of up to 2.5 teraFLOPS. Nvidia hasn't announced any breakthroughs in process reduction or manufacturing technique, which means G300 will likely be a 40nm product. I look forward to hearing more accurate info straight from Nvidia as it becomes available.

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eafshar said:
nvidia beats amd with this and then amd comes up with a 5xxx series(im just speculating here).. this is just good news for us all.
Relic said:
[b]Originally posted by eafshar:[/b][quote]nvidia beats amd with this and then amd comes up with a 5xxx series(im just speculating here).. this is just good news for us all.[/quote]Agreed, wish this level of competition and lower price kind of wars (budget cards) was present everywhere. Consumers would be a lot happier :D .
burty117 said:
I have to admit, i do like this war between them, Prices on things like the 9800GTX+ get cheaper and its still a fantastic card. I have a 260GTX and my Bro has . . . I don't remember off the top of my head but I know its an ATI and its about as good but when the res is turned up it does struggle more, I don't know why i'm saying this? LOL!
Badfinger said:
My 8800GTS-512 (G92) is still perfect for my needs, and doesn't need a 1000W PSU, I have zero need for an upgrade, but I too am glad to see if/when, there will be good choices at good prices.
yhtomitn64 said:
Guys, isn't the new production always "rumored to be extremely powerful." Do you know what I mean. Every time a new one is released it's super powerful. I'm not dissing the companies, I love the new stuff and usually buy it pretty quick. I'm just saying of course it's extremely powerful, and of course it's rumored to be extremely powerful. What I want to know if that the jump from the current product to the new production is going to be a larger jump than we've ever experienced. If that's true, it's an extremely powerful product.
onearmedscissor said:
It's also going to be extremely expensive, which makes me not particularly care. It's the same size chip as the rest of the $400-ish Nvidia cards of the last several years.The new ATI cards, however, use very small chips that should be comparatively dirt cheap to produce, and they're still significantly more powerful than the 4890, although not quite twice as powerful.
anguis said:
competition is always great in the technology sector.
9Nails said:
[b]Originally posted by yhtomitn64:[/b][quote]Guys, isn't the new production always "rumored to be extremely powerful." Do you know what I mean.[/quote]That's marketing for ya. "Try the new and improved Water! Now with even more H2O." They make the simple and obvious sound spectacular...I'm looking for a card to run the new generation games at full quality. When these chips can run Crysis in the three digit FPS ranges at 1680x1050 in high quality, then consume just 20 watts in Windows Vista Premium / Aero, I'll buy one. Until then, I'm hanging on to my huge GTX 8800 which is paid for and runs the older generation of games just fine. [Edited by 9Nails on 2009-05-23 17:03:12]
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