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ati vs nvidia =P

by Gigity Gigity Goo / March 14, 2007 4:36 PM PDT

well i think ati might win

i dont get this gddr4 ati has, nvidia has gdd3

whats the difference?

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by steve749 / March 15, 2007 12:47 AM PDT
In reply to: ati vs nvidia =P
GDDR4 link
GDDR3 link

At the moment, I doubt you could say ATI is winning given that nVidia's 8800 series are out and seem to be dominating the benchmarks if you look at Tom's Hardware for example.

From the first link:
"On the signaling front, the new GDDR4 protocol now expand the chip I/O buffer up to 8-bit per two cycles, allowing for greater sustained bandwidth during the burst transmission, but at expense of significantly increased CAS latency(CL), determined mainly by the double reduced count of the address/command pins and half-clocked DRAM cells, compared to GDDR3. The amount of addressing pins was reduced to half of GDDR3 core, and were used for power and ground, which also increases latency.

Another advantage of GDDR4 is power efficiency: running at 2.4 Gbit/s it uses 45% less power when compared to GDDR3 chips running at 2.0 Gbit/s."

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thx ^_^
by Gigity Gigity Goo / March 15, 2007 3:36 PM PDT
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so i should wait a while before nvidia has gddr4 to buy one... i was gona get an 8800 soon but now ill wait, besides my 7900gtx aint bad

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by steve749 / March 16, 2007 1:36 AM PDT
In reply to: thx ^_^

If you can wait then there may be other improvements made when the 8900s come out so that what you may want to do is replace the 7900gtx with an 8900gtx as one idea.


(Who likes his 7900 GTX too)

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hehe ;D
by Gigity Gigity Goo / March 17, 2007 2:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Waiting...

yeh i love it,..ill upgrade after about 50 DX10 games come out, by then it'll have been upgraded

BTW i need my 7 yr old pci sound blaster to work on vista>_<

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by Gigity Gigity Goo / March 17, 2007 2:35 PM PDT
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by ubt419 / March 22, 2007 6:44 PM PDT
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Whoa, that dictionary of yours' gonna redefine our gramma. Ima ask u where in Australia to get an upgrade if I eva make some money. U'll probabally tell me to get it shipped!?..

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