Tuesday, 23 November 2010 11:57

Geforce GT 550 and 530 coming in Q1 11

Written by Fuad Abazovic
geforce

Most likely February

We have already talked about Geforce GTX 570 and 560, where  the latter is based on the upcoming GF114 core and 570 on the GF110. Geforce GTX 570 is expected in December, while 560 comes in early 2011, most likely Q1 2011.

Following this logic, you can expect to see GF116, a successor of GF106 chip and the cards branded as Geforce 550 and 530.

One more time this will be an existing chip with all parts enabled, that will get more performance to the same price segment, and with some luck it should be enough to take on ATI in this market segment. Of course it’s a DirectX 11 part.

The funny thing is that the new generation comes roughly two quarters after the official introduction of Geforce GT 450 based on GF106, a 238 square millimetre chip and we have a hunch that the GF116 will remain the same size, but it will up the shader number configuration from 192 (four shader clusters of 48 Shaders). In case that GF116 comes out with five clusters you can expect 240 shaders, but this is something that we cannot confirm at this time.

The expecrted release date is sometime in February or March.

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 11:52
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+35 #1 distinctively 2010-11-23 12:42
A new chip with similar size to Cayman, competing against Barts. Oh well, at least nVidia is showing some ability to work with 40nm now that 28nm is just around the corner.
 
 
+23 #2 Alexko 2010-11-23 13:42
"we have a hunch that the GF116 will remain the same size, but it will up the shader number configuration from 192"

With what, magic? That's not a hunch, Fuad, that's wishful thinking.

GF110 is basically a fixed GF100, and I suspect GF114 and GF116 will be the same with regard to GF104 and GF106 respectively, except there's much less to be fixed to begin with, so the difference should be even smaller.
 
 
+9 #3 1d10t 2010-11-23 14:12
and a big ouch for GTX 460...so fast being neglected...
 
 
+5 #4 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-23 14:38
Quoting 1d10t:
and a big ouch for GTX 460...so fast being neglected...



I think nvidia has it to thank for even managing to bring out 110. It was a stepping stone and now they move forward... a pebble.
 
 
+1 #5 DarkPhoenix 2010-11-23 14:40
LOL, this "article" is basically conjecture all around. It almost seems like something written by Charlie @ SA.
 
 
+12 #6 DarkPhoenix 2010-11-23 14:42
Quoting distinctively:
A new chip with similar size to Cayman, competing against Barts. Oh well, at least nVidia is showing some ability to work with 40nm now that 28nm is just around the corner.


1 year is around the corner ?

Also, what's this chip the size of Cayman you speak of ? Do you know the size of Cayman ? Is it another great insider info that some people around here seem to have on AMD products, that make you know the size of Cayman ?
 
 
+6 #7 moKi 2010-11-23 16:01
Quoting 1d10t:
and a big ouch for GTX 460...so fast being neglected...


They will be rebranded to GT 56x GS/SE/XXL etc for the OEM market for sure
 
 
-9 #8 idontknow 2010-11-23 17:06
God loves us!
 
 
+7 #9 mhrlive 2010-11-23 22:50
blah blah blah ... we cannot confirm at this time :P
 
 
+3 #10 stoneeh 2010-11-24 09:37
god loves us?

god loves AMD by making nvidia suck so much ;)
 

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