Then these are the final specs for the G300 series
source : nVidia GT300's Fermi architecture unveiled: 512 cores, up to 6GB GDDR5 - Bright Side Of News*Transistor count of over 3 billion
Built on the 40 nm TSMC process
512 shader processors (which NVIDIA may refer to as "CUDA cores")
32 cores per core cluster
384-bit GDDR5 memory interface
1 MB L1 cache memory, 768 KB L2 unified cache memory
Up to 6 GB of total memory, 1.5 GB can be expected for the consumer graphics variant
Half Speed IEEE 754 Double Precision floating point
Native support for execution of C (CUDA), C++, Fortran, support for DirectCompute 11, DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1, and OpenCL 1.1
Irrelevant for this market, unless you count the fact that they'll need a jet engine to cool such a beast.Ati has lesser power consumption.
Other forums that I frequent have some reports of 8800 desktop cards getting problems over time, just a bit more than the average card. I don't think you need to worry about it too much, but it seems it has become some sort of trend. From what I could catch it were mostly the first generation GTS cards (320/640 MB and GTX)Wait, desktop 8800 cards are "falling apart"? Do you have any sources that explain this? I've long known about the 8600 laptop GPUs, but this is the first I've heard of this.
I've had my 8800gtx running on 3 years. My EVGA warranty is still valid to this day and if it does fail, I get whatever card is currently out that costs the same as when I bought it(if they don't have a replacement). :lol:There's more reasons not to trust nVidia right now:
The desktop 8800 series are falling apart massively, right after their 2 years of warranty expired.