Posted on Thursday, March 09 2006 @ 17:07:30 CET by LSDsmurf
Today NVIDIA announces their 7600GT, 7900GT/GTX 512 and QuadSLI products and Neoseeker has published a preview with benchmarks and tests of the 7900GTX 512 flagship card from EVGA.
"What is the actual die size of the 7900 GTX, and what does it mean for production costs? The die shrink to 90nm, as well as trimming the fat, results in a GPU that is only 196 mm^2 -- a substantial 41% reduction over the G70's 334 mm^2, and an epic reduction over the R580's 384 million. NVIDIA's investors must be throwing a party, because the last time I checked, such a huge reduction in die size yields many, many more cores -- and that means more happy gamers opening up their wallets."