Despite NVIDIA being a long-term partner of TSMC, the source claims the company did not get a favorable deal in comparison with Apple, MediaTek, and AMD. NVIDIA reportedly had to agree to huge pre-payments for its 5nm orders.
MyDrivers reports that NVIDIA has prepaid TSMC around $1.64 Billion US in Q3 2021and will pay $1.79 Billion US in Q1 2022. The total long-term 'Multi-Billion' dollar deal is set to cost NVIDIA an insane $6.9 Billion US which is much higher than what they paid last year. NVIDIA will not just use this money to procure wafer supply from TSMC but also from Samsung but it looks like that the majority of the amount will be spent on TSMC's 5nm technology.Via: WCCF Tech