NVIDIA may be forced to further delay its Fermi GPU, sources at graphics cards makers told DigiTimes that the official launch will now be in March 2010 instead of January 2010.
The Fermi GF100 GPU is expected to be a 40nm chip with GDDR5 memory, and a GF104 version will follow in the second quarter.
Nvidia plans to launch a 40nm GDDR5 memory-based Fermi-GF100 GPU in March, and will launch a GF104 version in the second quarter to target the high-end market with its GeForce GTX295/285/275/260, the sources pointed out.
For performance level markets, Nvidia will allow its GeForce GTS250, GT240/220 and 9800GT/9500GT defend against AMD's Radeon HD 5770/5750, 4870/4850 and 4670/4650.
For the mainstream market, Nvidia will mainly push its GeForce 210.