DigiTimes writes NVIDIA beats ATI to 80nm with the launch of the GeForce Go 7700 GPUs.
The GeForce Go 7700 is the first notebook GPU manufactured using 80nm process technology at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), graphics card makers indicated, adding that ATI plans to implement 80nm manufacturing process for all its GPUs by the third quarter of this year.
The Nvidia GeForce Go 7700 (G73M-B1 core) features 12 pixel shader units, five vertex shaders and GDDR3 memory. Following the chip, Nvidia will introduce a new desktop GPU—the GeForce 7650 GS (G73-B1 core)—manufactured on a 80nm process at the end of September, the makers said. Currently, all of Nvidia's 80nm process production takes place at TSMC, the makers added.