Though NVIDIA's current top-end cards have more than enough power to take on pretty much anything thrown at them, NVIDIA are coming close now to pushing them into pre-gen territory with G92 just around the corner.
Rumour has it that we'll see the next-gen cards rock up in time for christmas, with the flagship model possibly being called the GeForce 9800 GTX.
This big beast will apparently have around 1 billion transistors, over one TeraFLOPS of shader processing grunt, a 512-bit memory interface, 1024MB of GDDR4 memory, and plenty of other extremities.
German website TweakPC were the source of this latest info, with the specs thankfully left in english for us (as shown below).
65nm process technology at TSMC.
- Over one billion transistors.
- Second Generation Unified Shader Architecture.
- Double precsion support (FP64).
- GPGPU native.
- Over one TeraFLOPS of shader processing power.
- MADD+ADD configuration for the shader untis (2+1 FLOPS=3 FLOPS per ALU)
- Fully Scalar design.
- 512-bit memory interface.
- 1024MB GDDR4 graphics memory.
- DirectX 10.1 support.
- OpenGL 3.0 Support.
- eDRAM die for "FREE 4xAA".
- Built in Audio Chip (HDMI).
- Built in tesselation unit (in the graphics core)
- Improved AA and AF quality levels