To say that Nvidia has been tight-lipped over its GT300 would be an understatement – uncharacteristic for a company which hasn’t been able to keep a secret since the phenomenal G80.

Following some details we revealed, including the 384-bit memory interface and a P2xxxx target, Fudzilla has scored some more information about the elusive GT300.

The codename is Fermi, after the renowned nuclear physicist, Enrico Fermi, the man behind Chicago Pile-1, the very first artificial nuclear reactor. While AMD have gone for green, Nvidia have gone explosive – perhaps indicative of their respective strategies.

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To say that Nvidia has been tight-lipped over its next-gen DX11 GT300 would be an understatement – uncharacteristic for a company which hasn’t been able to keep a secret since the phenomenal G80.

Following some details we revealed, including the 384-bit memory interface and a P2xxxx target, Fudzilla has scored some more information about the elusive GT300. GT300 is also rumoured to contain 480-512 MIMD shader units.

The codename is Fermi, after the renowned nuclear physicist, Enrico Fermi, the man behind Chicago Pile-1, the very first artificial nuclear reactor. While AMD have gone for green, Nvidia have gone explosive – perhaps indicative of their respective strategies.

It is clear that Nvidia are concentrating as much, if not more, on parallel computing rather than gaming. GT300 is expected to be a revolution, rather than the evolution Cypress was. GT300 will be large and hot, and is rumoured to be faster than the HD 5870. It is unknown as to how the GT300 will compete with Hemlock (5870 X2) – although Fudzilla suggest a dual-GT300 version is being planned. That could mean – a) A significantly cut down version of GT300 x 2; b) GT300 is more efficient than we are expecting; c) World’s first widely distributed >300W TDP card. (Asus Mars is the only one thus far, though it is very much a limited edition) or d) Nvidia have to wait till the next half-node die shrink, like they did with GT200.

The GT300 sounds like a great product in the making, indeed, but on the other side of rumours, there are still concerns over GT300’s yields.

GT300 is expected to hit stores in December, and hopefully we will have some official information in the coming month. If we were Nvidia, we would definitely push official information, demonstrations and performance slides as soon as possible. ATI’s 5800’s demands are largely outstripping supply, and it would help Nvidia if they can convince consumers that something great is around the corner, wait for it.

Reference: Fudzilla