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Old 01-23-09, 06:51 AM   #1
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Friday, 23 January 2009 05:36

Aiming for Q2 2009 launch


According to our well informed sources, Nvidia's next generation 40nm chip has been taped out and is getting ready for its launch.

There will be at least two new 40nm SKUs and Nvidia is aiming for a launch in early Q2 2009. Some sources indicate that Nvidia might even make it to March, which is the last month of Q1 but this will be a tough thing to achieve.

ATI has also taped out its RV740 40nm mainstream chip and it looks that Nvidia plans to launch entry level and mainstream before it goes to 40nm with high end. Currently it looks it will be at least summer time, roughly early Q3, before we see new high end cards, at least from ATI.
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Old 01-23-09, 08:45 AM   #2
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Entry & mainstream chips. Not the high end parts. And still no DX11 support -> GT300.
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Entry & mainstream chips. Not the high end parts. And still no DX11 support -> GT300.
No DX11 Support? ROFL, games aren't even taking full advantage of DX10 yet....
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Well it looks like I did the right thing by holding out this time. I was going to get 2 295's.
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Umm if they're only mainstream cards than the 295s will still beat them...
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Old 01-23-09, 10:50 PM   #6
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Umm if they're only mainstream cards than the 295s will still beat them...
The highend parts are never to far behind. Usually they are first out the gate though.
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The highend parts are never to far behind. Usually they are first out the gate though.
well with the 8 series the 8800 was first, then the rest. with the 9 series the mainstream parts were first (9600). then with the GT200 series the high end/performance parts were first again of course, and there's still no mainstream/entry-level parts, which is what these are apparently. so I guess the 9 series was just the exception to the rule. it will still be interesting to see how GT200 mainstream compares to the 9600 imo.
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GT300 & R8xx should arrive on time for Windows 7 & DirectX 11, if not before.

I dunno if we will see a 40nm high end part before GT300, because, it could have a very short life span. Shorter than the 7800GTX512.
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GTX285 is going to have a very short lifespan too. besides, it won't necessarily get killed, just get "downgraded" from an enthusiast part to a performance part probably.
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well with the 8 series the 8800 was first, then the rest. with the 9 series the mainstream parts were first (9600). then with the GT200 series the high end/performance parts were first again of course, and there's still no mainstream/entry-level parts, which is what these are apparently. so I guess the 9 series was just the exception to the rule. it will still be interesting to see how GT200 mainstream compares to the 9600 imo.
there is no mainstream gt200 they use g92 for that. its all 65 nm process.
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How much better will 40nm or GT300 or whatever be than a typical GTX 285?

I just bought 2 of these, hope they don't become old that quick...
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How much better will 40nm or GT300 or whatever be than a typical GTX 285?

I just bought 2 of these, hope they don't become old that quick...
The die shrink alone should make for some interesting clocks, that's for sure. 55mm down to 40mm is a very big jump. That means cooler GPU and higher clock speeds.
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