NVIDIA speeds up 40nm GPU development

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 26 2008 @ 20:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has been giving NVIDIA a hard time lately but the green team is preparing to make a comeback. VR Zone claims the first 40nm GPUs from NVIDIA will arrive much sooner than expected. Usually NVIDIA is rather conservative when switching to smaller process technology but this time the firm is determined to get there ahead of AMD.
This move is risky but probably Nvidia has done some serious simulation and prototyping to estimate the yield and stability of the TSMC 40G process technology. The first GPUs on 40nm process technology will be the mobile parts codenamed N10x, the successor to the current 65/55nm NB9x. Nvidia is expected to apply a die shrink to their desktop parts too to lower cost and thermal envelope so there might be a chance to see a GX2 solution for GT200.


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