嘿,這次消息不再是「板卡廠高層」了,而是財經網站MarketWatch在寫一篇「Nvidia's Picture Brighter Than Stock Price Indicates」報導時帶到一段話:

"Nvidia also thinks that there will be an increasing market for sophisticated graphics on hand-held devices. The company argues that GPUs (graphics processing units), with their "many core" architecture, can actually compete with CPUs (computer processing units) in some areas. Huang says that graphics processors are better suited to some computation-intensive tasks, like computational finance, astrophysics, biology and flow dynamics. In fact, he thinks Nvidia eventually can eat into one of Intel's key markets -- high-end servers -- as software developers take advantage of the "many-core" architecture. (Intel takes a multi-core approach, with two or four core processors; Nvidia graphics processors have as many as 240 cores.)"

像NVIDIA這種上市公司不太敢對分析師講假消息,而分析師本身也不太懂技術相關的東西,都是直接轉述原公司所講的,所以這篇報導很有可能在不知不覺中洩漏了NVIDIA下一代晶片GT200的重要規格,Stream Processor的數量。

我們已知GT200是單晶片的高階GPU,240 SP數字還蠻合理的,GT200已經在2008年初Tape out生產,在ATI RV770六月出來時NVIDIA就會準備好,看看ATI的表現再決定要怎麼推出。



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