NVIDIA held a conference call for members of the press this morning. Apart
from downplaying of ATi R420 architecture at the first half of the presentation slides, here are some
latest updates on the GeForce 6800 GPUs :

  • GeForce 6800 Ultra and 6800 are shipping now. GeForce 6800 GT soon.
  • Shader Model 3.0 provides Full 32 bit Precision, Conditional Loops and
    Branches, Geometry Instancing, Dynamic Flow Control
  • 64 bit floating point texture filtering and blending is necessary for high
    dynamic range effects and stunning visuals, the data format of choice for film
    (OpenEXR)
  • Superscalar architecture has large untapped upside (version 1.0 of
    superscalar compiler barely taps power of 6800 architecture)
  • ForceWare drivers just beginning to unleash the true power
  • Significant free performance increases in the coming months
  • 350W PS is minimum requirement for 6800 Ultra
  • 300W PS is minimum requirement for 6800 GT and 6800

Apparently, the best is yet to unleash from the 6800 series as claimed by
NVIDIA.

NVIDIA held a conference call for members of the press this morning. Apart
from downplaying of ATi R420 architecture at the first half of the presentation slides, here are some
latest updates on the GeForce 6800 GPUs :

  • GeForce 6800 Ultra and 6800 are shipping now. GeForce 6800 GT soon.
  • Shader Model 3.0 provides Full 32 bit Precision, Conditional Loops and
    Branches, Geometry Instancing, Dynamic Flow Control
  • 64 bit floating point texture filtering and blending is necessary for high
    dynamic range effects and stunning visuals, the data format of choice for film
    (OpenEXR)
  • Superscalar architecture has large untapped upside (version 1.0 of
    superscalar compiler barely taps power of 6800 architecture)
  • ForceWare drivers just beginning to unleash the true power
  • Significant free performance increases in the coming months
  • 350W PS is minimum requirement for 6800 Ultra
  • 300W PS is minimum requirement for 6800 GT and 6800

Apparently, the best is yet to unleash from the 6800 series as claimed by
NVIDIA.