AMD NVIDIA GPU Roadmap AMD vs Nvidia DX11 GPU War Heats Up This Christmas

VR-Zone has put together a list of all the upcoming graphics cards that are going to be released by the AMD and NVIDIA in the next few months. Following the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series (Cypress) on 23rd September, AMD is planning for the next important launch in mid October, the Radeon HD 5700 series (Juniper) for the sub $200 mainstream market. Initially, NVIDIA has planned for an enthusiast GPU codenamed GT212 but was canned as it was pointless against the more formidable EG Cypress. Instead, NVIDIA concentrate their effort on the next generation DX11 GT300 GPU and is determined to get it out this coming December. Find out more now.

AMD NVIDIA GPU Roadmap AMD vs Nvidia DX11 GPU War Heats Up This Christmas

VR-Zone has put together a list of all the upcoming graphics cards that are going to be released by the AMD and NVIDIA in the next few months. Following the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series (Cypress) on 23rd September, AMD is planning for the next important launch in mid October, the Radeon HD 5700 series (Juniper) for the sub $200 mainstream market.

At the same time, Nvidia will finally launch their much delayed 40nm DX10.1 discrete graphics cards; GeForce G210 based on GT218/D10M1 and GeForce GT220 based on GT216/D10M2. GeForce G210, a sub $40 entry level card has 24 shaders with DDR2 memories on 64-bit interface while GeForce GT 220, a sub $60 mainstream card has 48 shaders and DDR3 memories on 128-bit interface. Shortly after, Nvidia is planning to release another DX10.1 card based on the GT215/D10P1, the GeForce GT 240 with 96 shaders and GDDR5 memories on 128-bit interface.

Initially, NVIDIA has planned for an enthusiast GPU codenamed GT212 but was canned as it was pointless against the more formidable EG Cypress. Instead, NVIDIA concentrate their effort on the next generation DX11 GT300 GPU and is determined to get it out this coming December. Interestingly, sources told us that AIC partners will get to design the GT300 cards themselves, which means, no more boring reference cards. Information we have gathered so far implies that GT300 has more than double the shader processors of the previous generation. Which means, more than 480 shader processors since GT200 has 240. GT300 card will be fitted with GDDR5 memories featuring a 384-bit memory interface.

NVIDIA seems pretty confident about this card snatching the performance crown back from AMD with a performance target of P2xxxx in 3DMark Vantage. However, it is too early to tell who is the winner in the next gen GPU performance war especially when the DX11 titles aren’t out yet. Of course, AMD has their dual “Cypress” card, the “Hemlock” in place to stop NVIDIA advancement. Also, we heard faintly that there is a Radeon HD 5890 card somewhere in the pipeline too. Surely, this Christmas gonna be an interesting one.

Early next year, AMD is going to push ahead with their mainstream and value offerings, the Redwood and Cedar which complete the whole Evergreen roll out.