Skip to comments.NVIDIA GF106 GPU Fermi Architecture - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 GF106 Video Card
Posted on 09/23/2010 6:57:02 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Based on the Fermi architecture, NVIDIA's latest GPU is codenamed GF106 and is equipped on the GeForce GTS 450. In this article, Benchmark Reviews explains the technical architecture behind NVIDIA's GF106 graphics processor and offers an insight into upcoming Fermi-based GeForce video cards. For those who are not familiar, NVIDIA's GF100 GPU was their first graphics processor to support DirectX-11 hardware features such as tessellation and DirectCompute, while also adding heavy particle and turbulence effects. The GF100 GPU is also the successor to the GT200 graphics processor, which launched in the GeForce GTX 280 video card back in June 2008. NVIDIA has since redefined their focus, allowing subsequent GF100, GF104, and now GF106 GPUs to prove their dedication towards next generation gaming effects such as raytracing, order-independent transparency, and fluid simulations.
While processor cores have grown from 128 (G80) and 240 (GT200), they reach 512 in the GF100 and earn the title of NVIDIA CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) cores. GF100 was not another incremental GPU step-up like we had going from G80 to GT200. GF100 featured 512 CUDA cores, while GF104 was capable of 336 cores. Effectively cutting the eight SMUs on GF104 in half, NVIDIA's GF106 is good for 192 CUDA cores from four SMUs. The key here is not only the name, but that the name now implies an emphasis on something more than just graphics. Each Fermi CUDA processor core has a fully pipelined integer arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and floating point unit (FPU). GF106 implements the IEEE 754-2008 floating-point standard, providing the fused multiply-add (FMA) instruction for both single and double precision arithmetic. FMA improves over a multiply-add (MAD) instruction by doing the multiplication and addition with a single final rounding step, with no loss of precision in the addition. FMA minimizes rendering errors in closely overlapping triangles.
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But will it vastly improve F@H daily scores?
wouldn’t you know it I just ordered a gtx 470 off of newegg.
Since “Bumpgate”, I have instructed, and assured, that no one I know buys Nvidia again.
Even their current crop of chips is grossly overrated and requires extraordinary amounts of power.
I had one of the bad chips. It almost wasn’t covered under warranty.
Just what I need for playing Solitaire.
Nice card for $130
I hope NewEgg is giving you a kickback - I’m salivating.
Soooo, if I got 2-3 of these suckers, I wouldn’t have to shell out the $600 for the 5970 to play Crysis at max settings?
Sorry. I meant the 5870 card.
I’ve had a GTX 260 for a long time now and the thing still does it’s job quite well.
Besides, there really isn’t a PC game market anymore that needs these crazy 500+ dollar cards......Which kinda pisses me of royally!
I like AMD better....
P*** at who...the gamemakers?
My local Fry’s has them I believe.
Each Fermi CUDA processor core has a fully pipelined integer arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and floating point unit (FPU).
And there is PHYSX.
Yea the game makers.
I was planning on picking up Madden 2011 and NHL 2011 but it turns out they are no longer made for the PC anymore along with most new MS Xbox games that could easily be ported to the PC.
All i can say is the upcoming Battlefield 3 game better be on the PC and NOT be a crappy console port like BF: Bad Company 2 was!
I imagine it’s piracy that destroyed the PC game market.
I just wish they would come out with a new Wing Commander game! :)
I have a PS3.
Awesome machine but i just cannot get used to the controlers while plaing FPS games.
Which is like 80% of the games.
I need a mouse and keyboard like the way they were meant to be played.
PS3 driving and sports games on the other hand are great.
I love Motor Storm, etc.
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