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Thursday, 20 January 2011 11:09

Nvidia 28nm Geforce aims for Q4 2011

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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At TSMC

Nvidia is getting close to tape out its 28nm graphics core. The company is aiming to have a new chip in 28nm ready for autumn launch. The target time frame is Q4 2011 for the desktop chip and a bit later for the mobile one.

The chips are made by Nvidia's long term partner, TSMC, so there are no surprises there. TSMC is already taping out some 28nm network chips but graphics chips are far more complex and have billions of transistors these days. It might take them a bit more to get ready for billion(s) transistors graphics cards.

AMD (ATI) graphics is also making its 28nm chips at TSMC and unfortunately for them, Nvidia always gets more love. The specification wars are no on, as both companies have thermal limitations to heed, and as you all know, it is very important to end up at least slightly faster.

The real fight is scheduled for Q4 2011, asuming that both companies can execute flawlessly.
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+30 #1 Shadow187 2011-01-20 11:53
I'll actually be surprised if nVidia comes with 28nm before ATI. 'tis usually the other way around.
 
 
+12 #2 smartidiot89 2011-01-20 12:11
Quoting Shadow187:
I'll actually be surprised if nVidia comes with 28nm before ATI. 'tis usually the other way around.

We can't be sure of that, AMD's 28nm-chip has been spoken of for a long time so I am sure both Nvidia and AMD will get their first tape-outs about the same time.
 
 
-34 #3 dan 2011-01-20 12:17
ATI always moves to a new node before NV -- ATI engineers actually know how to design a chip.
 
 
-10 #4 NateMo1980 2011-01-20 13:26
"The specification wars are no on, as both companies have thermal limitations to heed, and as you all know, it is very important to end up at least slightly faster."

I could give a crap if Nvidia ends up "slightly faster" so long as AMD stays within 5-10% of what Nvidia can produce in terms of performance. I will take the mild performance hit to have better thermals and lower power consumption that AMD offers the Gpu's. At the rate Gpu's get outdated compared to Cpu's who cares if your a little behind. you'll have to buy a Gpu in little to no time anyways.
 
 
+55 #5 Harry Lloyd 2011-01-20 13:27
Quoting dan:
ATI always moves to a new node before NV -- ATI engineers actually know how to design a chip.



That's right, they just don't know how to write drivers. :P
 
 
-45 #6 pogsnet 2011-01-20 14:08
Another Bias article from Fuad...


How would you quantify/prove a more loved?
 
 
+16 #7 TheDude 2011-01-20 15:05
Nvidia sure doubled or even tripled their efforts to catch up to AMD which had a generation lead not too long ago. Nvidia will quite possibly start a tick tock approach just like Intel and AMD will be playing catch up from here on out.
 
 
-12 #8 Memristor 2011-01-20 16:01
AMD is using GlobalFoundries for its 28nm next generation high end GPU's. Samples should tape out in the third quarter of this year. TSMC will manufacture the main stream and notebook graphics for AMD later this year. So AMD is going to beat Nvidia again.
 
 
-5 #9 JAB Creations 2011-01-20 16:11
"gets more love"

What objective reporting, would it hold up in a court of law? Because they aren't holding up for us.
 
 
+13 #10 TheDude 2011-01-20 16:15
Quoting Memristor:
AMD is using GlobalFoundries for its 28nm next generation high end GPU's. Samples should tape out in the third quarter of this year. TSMC will manufacture the main stream and notebook graphics for AMD later this year. So AMD is going to beat Nvidia again.


So is Fud wrong with this post? ( http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/item/21606-why-amd-chose-tsmc-for-its-28-nm-graphics ) Where is your source that AMD is going to GloFo for GPU's?
 

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