As the G71 will be able to process 32 pixels per clock, it will physically have 32 pipelines but will have just 16 ROPs. This is no surprise to us as Nvidia's G70, Geforce 7800 GTX actually has 24 pipelines and 16 ROPs.More info at The Inquirer.
This means that Nvidia and ATI will take completely new approaches, where Nvidia will try to convince everyone that you need more raw pixels than pixel operations.
NVIDIA G71 to have 32 pixel pipes and 16 ROPs
Posted on Friday, December 30 2005 @ 3:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck