NVIDIA G80 GPU taped out

Posted on Monday, Jul 03 2006 @ 20:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The NVIDIA G80 chip has been taped out, The Inq reports:
The first successful silicon turned up from the fab a couple weeks ago now, it seems. This puts the company bang on the schedule for its Septembrish launch.

Nvidia believes it can have A six-to-eight-week lead over ATI with its new chip. ATI plans its new R600 chip for end of this year, probably Novemberish time.

Internal sources at Nvidia confirm that the company is apparently happy with what it has seen and that things look good. Nvidia already has a performance leader, the Geforce 7950 GTX, an interesting product that involves two mobile chips on two PCBs connected in SLI, but it needs a new performance chip.

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