Nvidia's G92 to have a teraFLOP of computing power

— 9:34 AM on May 24, 2007

The guys at The Inquirer have gleaned some information about Nvidia's next major graphics processor, code-named G92, from an analyst webcast hosted by the company. During the webcast, The Inq reports, Nvidia Investor Relations and Communications VP Michael Hara stated the G92 graphics processor will be ready for Christmas and that it will have computing power of no less than a teraFLOP. That's one trillion floating point operations per seconds, for the uninitiated.

As we explain in our review of AMD's new Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card, the GeForce 8800 GTX has peak number crunching power of either 518.4 GFLOPS or 345.6 GFLOPS depending on how you count. The Radeon HD 2900 XT has peak computing power of about 475 GFLOPS, counting similarly. If the number quoted by Hara is genuine, therefore, the G92 would be at least twice as powerful as the Radeon HD 2900 XT or GeForce 8800 GTX in terms of peak shader math.

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