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[NEWS] NVIDIA's NV48, NV50 Cancelled, Successors Unknown

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Voltron

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03:10 10/12/2004

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NVIDIA Corp., one of the top graphics companies in the world, has reportedly canned further development of projects code-named NV48 and NV50. Currently the reasons for decisions are not clear and it is also unknown whether the company is on-track with its product family updates schedule.

Two reports at The Inquirer web-site claim that according to sources with knowledge of the matter, NVIDIA’s code-named NV48 and NV50 products will never see the light of the day. The web-site does not explain any exact reasons behind the move. Representatives for NVIDIA Corp. also declined to comment for the report.

A “Refresh” and A “New Architecture” Canned

NVIDIA’s NV48 chip was supposed to be a “refresh” for the company’s GeForce 6800 Ultra graphics processor that was expected to be feature a bit higher frequencies compared to the original parts. Now that the NV48 is canned, the GeForce 6800 Ultra will remain on top of NVIDIA’s product line for some time. Even though with abolition of the product NV48 NVIDIA is a bit behind ATI’s RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition in terms of performance, the company is still in position to offer premium speed thanks to its Multi-GPU technology and a couple of its GeForce 6800 GT or GeForce 6800 Ultra graphics cards, but at higher price-point compared to single-card setup.

The product code-named NV50 is not something that was much discussed publicly. Typically NVIDIA names graphics processing units that features entirely new architecture with zero at the end of the code-name, e.g, NV10 (the first hardware T&L), NV20 (the first Shader Model 1.0 architecture), NV30 (the first Shader Model 2.0a chip), NV40 (the first Shader Model 3.0 chip). Some sources claimed that the NV50 was supposed to be launched in the second half of 2005.

Still, NVIDIA reportedly has a weapon to fight its arch-rival ATI Technologies: the company’s code-named NV47 that presumably contains 24 pixel pipelines is on-track to be released in the first half of the year 2005.

Reasons Unclear

The motives for NVIDIA to cancel the NV50 chip are currently unclear.

Typically graphics companies make radical modifications of the roadmaps in order to substitute certain products with different models that better correspond to market and financial needs. For instance, initial name for the RADEON X800 was R400, but then it evolved into R420, which was mainly a new visual processing unit with a bit different feature-set.

Another reason for products’ cancellation is the lack of certain feature-set to correspond to standards, such as DirectX, what was about to happen with 3dfx’s Rampage code-named chip that supported Shader Model 1.0, but did not support Pixel Shader 1.1, a requirement of DirectX 8.0.

Yet another reason for future product cancellation is shift towards higher performance products in the same timeframe as the original product was meant to be launched. For instance, some sources claim the original NV40 was supposed to have fewer pixel pipelines than the actual NV40, but then was canned in favour of the 16 pixel pipelines design.

Leading designers of graphics processors, such as ATI Technologies and NVIDIA Corp., are currently working on next generation visual processing units that will support feature-set of Windows Graphics Foundation 2.0 (WGF 2.0), the graphics API for Windows Longhorn operating system. It is unknown, whether the NV50 was targeted to support WGF 2.0 or not.

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geezeth

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08:16 10/12/2004

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MAXIMOPC: Todo el hard en TU idioma

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tux_topo

Villa Crespo, CABA, Argentina

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09:41 10/12/2004

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Este pibe hizo copy-paste en todas las noticias….

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Kyo88

entradas: 183

12:11 10/12/2004

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Así parece, ni siquiera se tomo la molestia de tipear algo

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lucas1985

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15:52 10/12/2004

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estuve leyendo bastante sobre esto y si es como dicen, la cosa quedaria asi:
-nV48: Arquitectura 6x00 pero con clocks mas altos(simil ATI con los X850) cancelado
-nV50: Siguiente generacion de GPUs, pospuesta mas alla de la primavera boreal
-nV47: el arma de nVidia para el high-end(junto al SLI ) arquitectura 6x00 pero con 24 pipes(Dios mio )
Saludos

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Billy The Kid

entradas: 4045

17:40 10/12/2004

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bueno para marzo- abril tendremos esto..

ATI R520 (High-End)
24 "Pipelines"
32 Texture Units
96 Arithmetic Logic Units (ALU)
192 Shader Operations per Cycle
700MHz Core
134.4 Billion Shader Operations per Second
256-bit 512MB 1.8GHz GDDR3 Memory
57.6 GB/sec Bandwidth
350 Million Transistors
90nm Manufacturing
Shader Model 3.0
ATI HyperMemory
ATI Multi Rendering Technology (SLI)
Launch: Q2 2005
Performance: Over 3x Radeon X800 XT (for single R520)

R520 Benchmarks (estimated)
DOOM3 Demo1 1600x1200 HQ 4x AA = 100 FPS
3DMark03 1024x768 No AA = 24,000

y la competencia de esto sera ESTO

NVIDIA NV48
230+ Million Transistors
Shader Model 3.0
16 Pixel Pipelines
500MHz Core (130nm) or 600MHz Core (110nm)
1400MHz Memory
512MB GDDR3 RAM
Product Name: GeForce 6900 Ultra
Performance Gain: ~25% (500MHz) or ~50% (600MHz)

pero a su ves dentro de muuuy poco tiempo tendremos estoo
ATI R480
650MHz (110nm)
1400MHz Memory
512MB GDDR3 RAM
Product Name: Radeon X900 XT

Esto es todo. espero que les haya gustado jejeje

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Billy The Kid

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17:42 10/12/2004

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bueno y de paso el NV50 sera algo asi maso menos

NV50
350 Million Transistors on 90-nm process
800MHz Core
16MB Embedded DRAM (134M trans.)
1.6GHz 256-512MB GDDR3 Memory
16 Pixel Pipelines
8 Vertex Pipelines
204.8 GB/sec Bandwidth (eDRAM)
51.2 GB/sec Bandwidth (GDDR3)
12.8 Billion Pixels per Second
1.6 Billion Vertices per Second
Shader Model 3.0 (maybe Shader Model 4.0)
Graphics Multi-Threading
Virtual Memory Management
PCI Express 16x
Release Q2/Q3 2005

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74205

entradas: 3608

16:41 12/12/2004

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si, pero considerando el hecho de que el Nv48 y el Nv50 estan canceelados, no se, nvidia tiene algo en secreto…….. talvez es algo mas groxo que el R520 (no lo creo, considerando el tiempo de desarrolo que ati puso en este) o talvez no tiene nada y no sabe que hacer (+ probable)

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Billy The Kid

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17:21 12/12/2004

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si, pero considerando el hecho de que el Nv48 y el Nv50 estan canceelados, no se, nvidia tiene algo en secreto…….. talvez es algo mas groxo que el R520 (no lo creo, considerando el tiempo de desarrolo que ati puso en este) o talvez no tiene nada y no sabe que hacer (+ probable)

sep.. ambos estan cancelados… pero se comenta ahora sobre NV47.. seria con 10 vertex y 24 pipes … onda re zarpado… se rumorea pero nada es confirmado todavia…
me parece que otra vez Ati va a hacer lo que hizo con la 9700… un patadon a Nvidia que va a durar por un buen tiempo..

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\JAGUAR///

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23:53 12/12/2004

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A mi me parece que nVidia se durmio, y cuando menos lo esperaba ATI los obligo a sli, que les parece?