NVIDIA Turing originally designed for 10nm, mid-range parts in 2019?

Posted on Monday, Sep 17 2018 @ 13:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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In an interview with Japanese tech site PC Watch, an ASUS representative reveals that the successors to the GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1060 series are unlikely to arrive before 2019. It's believed the GeForce RTX 2070/2080/2080 Ti will be the only new parts this year, but there will also be price cuts on the current GeForce GTX 10-series to help partners to clear excessive inventory.

Interestingly, the interview also reveals that NVIDIA did not intend to make Turing on TSMC's 12nm process. The goal was reportedly to fab Turing on Samsung's 10nm process, but that plan got shelved. However, Turing may see an 8nm shrink in the future.
The PC Watch interview also states that NVIDIA's "Turing" architecture was originally designed for Samsung 10 nanometer silicon fabrication process, but was faced with delays and redesigning for the 12 nm process. This partially explains how NVIDIA hasn't kept up with the generational power-draw reduction curve of the previous 4 generations.
Via: TPU

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