Een tweede nVidia interview komt van C|Net's Gamecenter.com. Ditmaal is David Kirk, chief chientist bij nVidia, de ondervraagde. Zoals wel vaker bij Gamecenter gaan de hardware artikelen niet erg diep, onderstaande vraag is echter wel redelijk interessant:
GC: The core clock speed on the GeForce has been reported to be 120 MHz. That's lower than the core clock speed on the TNT2. Isn't it strange to have a next-generation chip running slower than its predecessor?
DK: First, we're not yet reporting the clock speed. Second, we're a chip vendor, not a board vendor; we have little control over what speed our customers decide to ship the product. We have a specification, but if they provide better cooling or better quality power, they can choose to improve on that specification. We really don't know at what clock speed people will ship.
If you look at the history of what we've been doing with our products, when we introduce a major new architecture with major new features, frequently we increase performance and rendering quality by doing more operations, not by doing them at a higher clock rate. So, for instance, the Riva TNT, when it came out, wasn't at a higher clock rate than the Riva 128 or 128ZX, but it did a lot more. Then the TNT2 pushed the clock rate up. What you're seeing now is that even at a lower clock rate, the GeForce will be able perform a lot better than a TNT2.
I would predict that maybe there might be a GeForce II, or something like that at some point. It's been pretty predictable over the last two-and-a-half years that we produce a new product every six months, so you can expect to see some interesting new products about six months from now.