Sharky Extreme heeft hun Weekly CPU Prices column van een update voorzien. Naast info over de AMD Athlon en nieuwe Intel Coppermine's hebben ze ook interessante speculaties over de opvolger van de GeForce 256:
Moving from the existing .22um GeForce core to a .18um manufacturing process is expected to allow for a strong clock speed increase in the 23 million transistor chip, up from the 120MHz speed of today's GeForce256 cards to nearly 200MHz for the NV15.
Ram speeds will also climb, as the NV15 will likely be paired with up to 64MB or 96MB of DDR SGRAM operating at a bus speed of 200MHz if ram prices and supply rebound in time to keep the retail card's price below $400.
The NV15 will be NVIDIA's well targeted answer to any new surprises by rivals 3dfx, ATi, and S3, including answering the questions of the current GeForce's rather limited 480M/Texels per second fill rate.
If the NV15 can deliver on the promise of early estimates of 800M/Texels per second+ then it will likely be able to repel the attack by the Voodoo4's rumored high fill rate level, as well as the threat of ATi's next foundational chip architecture (arriving in early 2000).