Unknown-One said:Could nVidia be (Gasp!) feeding us misinformation to get the hype up?
Something tells me that this thing is going to much better than what its being made out to be by that 3DMark score
Yes thats an awesome strategy. Heres some leaked scores, they suck! Does that make your want to pre-order more?
Considering how slowly Nvidias driver team work we wont see a peak in any benchmarks until 6 months after launch. The NV40 gained about 1000 points from release to maturity in in 3dmark05.
However if its a refresh, which it may be, then the score falls pefectly inline with a small speed increase and pipe increase. Honostly, think about this a sec, in order to continue want for SLI under the Nvidia 6xxx series they infact DONT release a product that just completely stomps it, they release a nice update but no where near as strong as what was hyped. This will still leave quite a market for 6xxx if the price falls accordingly.
I havent seen anything on the G80, so if someone has some links. I'v actually seen nothing. Its a ghost core still. And as far as this "ultra" rumor garbage, its just that, a RUMOR, a site simply noted that the Ultra designation was still open if Nvidia chose to use it. Does not mean there is a hidden card. Wouldnt make sence if there was. Let everyone buy GTX then screw em by saying that wasnt the best. However a refresh, a few months down the line, would be a different story.