Rumor mill FUD Zilla claims the NVIDIA GT214 GPU will be a 40nm performance card that will show up at some point in the third quarter of the year.
Traditionally, Nvidia launches its entry level and mainstream with the new technology and once the manufacturing process at 40nm is mature enough, they launch their performance cards. Moreover, Nvidia sales have really shown to depend on its performance segment.
The new card is codenamed GT214 and should come with a TDP of around 100W, but we don’t know much more than that. This is the last performance card from Nvidia to support DirectX 10 only, and the new card codenamed GT300 will have the full DirectX 11 support but it will come in the last months of 2009.