NVIDIA to have up to five 55nm CPUs before end of the quarter

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 09 2008 @ 15:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA is expected to fully advance to 55nm manufacturing in the second half of this year to lower its production costs. A Chinese paper called Commercial Times claims the graphics firm will have 4-5 new 55nm GPUs produced before the end of this quarter and also says that both AMD and NVIDIA are hoping to tape-out 40nm GPUs by the end of this year.
Currently, Nvidia's GT200 and G92b GPUs have already adopted a 55nm process and the company's mid-range G96, which will launch by the end this month, will come in both 65nm and 55nm versions. However, the company's upcoming GPUs including G94b, G96b and G98b, which are scheduled to launch after August, will all use a 55nm process from either Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) or United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) with average costs expected to drop around 20%, added the paper.

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