Bright Side of News claims NVIDIA is working on some OEM-only GeForce 600 series graphics card. These will be Fermi-based chips made on a 28nm process. The introduction is planned for the holiday season.
According to our sources, the company will repeat the strategy from previous architectures (G80-G9x, GT200-GT21X) and introduce a limited number of die-shrunk Fermi-based parts which are to be used for process optimization.
As such, the low-numbered GeForce 600 parts will target OEM and SI vendors, but we expect some parts to appear in e-tail/retail as well, as the box-business (Add-In-Board Vendors) companies usually get their share of parts which are worth seeing in discrete end of business.
Does this mean that Kepler will skip the GeForce 600 naming and become GeForce 700 Series, as it happened with GeForce 300 and 400? Only time will tell.