NVIDIA GT300 'Fermi' Specifications Detailed

premiumgfx - September 30, 2009 03:48PM in Video Cards

As most of you already know, the GT300 was first unveiled months ago along with some preliminary specifications. Today we get the bigger picture, thanks to bsn. NVIDIA's current next-gen GPU is known as the GT300 or N70. It is now known that the GPU architecture is called "Fermi" by NVIDIA engineers. A quick history lesson: the man behind the name is an Italian physicist, Enrico Fermi who is known for helping develop the first nuclear reactor. This may be why the GT300 board is also known as "reactor". Now, to the important details.

GT300 "Fermi" Architecture GPU Specifications

The Fermi architecture also supports C (CUDA), C++, DirectCompute, Fortran, OpenCL, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenGL 3.2. This means that for the first time in history a GPU can run C++ code! NVIDIA's "Fermi" architecture will be released in three tiers, GeForce for high-end consumers, Quadro for commersial use and Tesla for scientific purposes. There is still no word on pricing or availablility, but I'd expect the new Fermi cards to break the bank a bit.

These revelations are huge for NVIDIA and the enthusiast community, now we need to see one in action!