upcoming chipset could be one of the most hyped graphics cards
ever. We all know that 3dfx's next is going to be named Napalm,
and going to kick butt. We also know that Nvidia is going to
crush some serious pixels, polygons, and triangles with it's
next product. Nvidia seems very sly this time about releasing
info about unreleased products, especially after the TNT. Their
public relation manager can’t comment on unreleased products
but engineers can? Nvidia planned this all out to release this
“unofficial” next Gen. graphics card specs to a big gaming magazine.
Hundreds of Thousands of people are going to read it and say
WOW! I must have this card. This also protects Nvidia because
if they don’t come through with exactly what their engineer
said, it shouldn't hurt them too much because it wasen't an
official press release. Personally, I think this is Nvidia’s
strategy to combat 3dfx.
Recently had a chance to talk with Derek Perez of Nvidia, and
he said that full-scene anti-aliasing would be possible in the
near future. Well, the future has a way of sneaking up on us.
Now I’m not guaranteeing full-scene anti-aliasing from Nvidia
but its definitely going to be something to consider. Also remember
those beautiful FMV’s that we have all seen in computer and
playstation games. We all dreamed that someday those FMV graphics
would be the graphics for the whole entire game. Well, this
card may amaze you, in more ways than one!
think that you will see more and more FMV's (Full Motion Video)
turning into gameplay with the release of Nvidia’s new Crush-All
chipset. But, don't expect it to happen all at once because
everyone isn’t going to buy this card the day it’s released.
One thing that people are over-looking on this card is it's
high-resolution capabilities. Expect it to have support for
a 1800x1440 resolution if the game supports it. And also expect
it to support that resolution in 32-bit color at a highly playable
frame rate. Heck, to get this card’s true performance out we
are going to have to run 3 benchmarks from 3 different games
all at the same time! Frames per second will become Frames per
millisecond with this graphics card.
High Speed Ram and a High Speed Chipset. This card will feature
32meg and 64meg versions. That will make us high resolution,
high color nerds pee our pants. We’ll hopefully not, but that’s
another story. That also allows for a higher Z-buffer which
is good. Think massive texture sizes like 5012 x 5012. Now that
would be sweet to say the least. As you can expect it will have
razor sharp 2D quality by using a 350mhz RAMDAC, where the only
thing better would have been a 400mhz RAMDAC. This card will
also need to support advanced types of shading and lighting
which were not possible before this card. Oh yeah and talk about
System Integrator and OEM Design wins. If Nvidia can supply
this card to them at the right price NVIDIA will be needless
to say, raking in the dough.