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1 year ago#1
So the new Maxwell cards are coming.
I have read the first wave (likely the 870 and 880) will be 28nm just like the Kepler cards of this gen.
My question is, if it still maintains the 28nm form factor, what makes Maxwell physically different from Kepler?

Thanks
1 year ago#2
Different Architecture
1 year ago#3
They laid down the gold in a different pattern on the wafer.
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1 year ago#4
SinisterSlay posted...
They laid down the gold in a different pattern on the wafer.


Mmmmmm. Wafer.
1 year ago#5
Branding.
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1 year ago#6
And that's why we need AMD to step up their game. As long as nVidia feels they are safe, they won't release their better cards. It's all going to be rehashed cards with 10-15% improvements. You'll only see a jump in performance when they need to compete.
1 year ago#7
Freedan12 posted...
And that's why we need AMD to step up their game. As long as nVidia feels they are safe, they won't release their better cards. It's all going to be rehashed cards with 10-15% improvements. You'll only see a jump in performance when they need to compete.


Both nVidia and AMD are stuck wiating for TSMC to get their 20nm manufacturing process in order...
1 year ago#8
Freedan12 posted...
And that's why we need AMD to step up their game.

But AMD is finished. All they can do is make cards that eat massive amounts of power, generate insane amounts of heat, and they STILL can barely compete.
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