Nvidia doesn't want to risk the shrinkage to 80 nanometre. Its experiences with its own NV30 taught it not to take the unnecessary risks with chip shrinkage on such important chips.
It all makes sense now. The G80 is taped out. The first silicon is back and the company is about to get it in production. The announcement is imminent and the new chip has every chance of outperforming ATI’s upcoming R580+ based Radeon X1950 XTX.
NVIDIA G80 to stay 90nm
Posted on Thursday, Jul 27 2006 @ 00:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck