512 shader version possible
interview with Digitimes, Nvidia's General Manager of MCP
Business Henry Drew said that the outfit had everything under control
and that TSMC's 40nm yields were no longer an issue.
“TSMC's yields for its 40nm process has met our expectations and
market rumors about the yields being lower than 20% are completely
untrue,” said Drew. He also stressed that the GF100 series offered
improved power consumption over performance compared to the GTX 285.
Although consumption levels ended up somewhat higher than on the old
200 series, Drew believes that the performance boost justifies the
extra juice needed to run Fermi cards.
Drew noted that Nvidia had a chance to launch a 512 core GPU in the
future, but he did not elaborate. He also denied reports that Nvidia
had lost a lot of market share to the competition and a recent survey
by Jon Peddie Research backs his claims.