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Friday, 11 November 2011 12:34

Kepler in production soon

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Jensen confirms


Jensen Huang, the fearsome leader of Nvidia, doesn’t talk about the unreleased products, but he has decided to share with investors that Kepler, Nvidia’s new 28nm GPU will go into production soon.

He didn’t said when will we see it available as notebook, desktop, professional or computational part, but he mentioned that it should be more power aware than Fermi chips, which really isn’t setting the bar very high. This will make it a good match for all growing notebook market segment and Optimus platform, but we believe that Nvidia is doing everything that is in its power to beat the Southern Islands of AMD. 

Still, we don’t expect to see Kepler this year as 28nm production is not that mature, and these chips are complex. However, at the same time we believe that, at least for the notebook product line, Nvidia plans to launch it around Ivy Bridge launch, that is expected in March or April 2012. Let’s not forget that Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini said that Ivy Bridge 22nm processors are already in production, but from all that we know, the official launch and availability is early next year. The latest documents we’ve seen point at a launch in March or April.

With AMD set to launch Radeon HD 7970 and 7950 cards codenamed Tahiti XP and Tahiti Pro in January 2012, we don’t think Nvidia will come much later. Still, serious quantities of any 28nm graphics can only be expected later in 2012 but we would not completely eliminate to possibility of a PR launch of limitedly available next generation 28nm graphics cards from both camps.

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-3 #1 Super XP 2011-11-11 13:27
Well let's hope Kepler will have the ability to keep up with AMD's Southern Island.
I also wouldn't say fearsome leader of Nvidia, more like a fearless leader. The day this guy gets let go will be the day every single Nvidia Fan will raise a glass and toast his departure.
 
 
+5 #2 ajvitaly 2011-11-11 14:37
Quoting Super XP:
The day this guy gets let go will be the day every single Nvidia Fan will raise a glass and toast his departure.


Why do you say that? As CEO, Nvidia has has stumbled a few times, but they have consistently made the fastest overall GPU's, they were first to put a geometry engine on a graphics chip, they have the professional market on a near lockdown, and they survived being squeezed out of the chipset market by creating a successful mobile part. For all his eccentricities, I'd' say he's actually done a great job of being CEO.
 
 
0 #3 Blizzard 2011-11-11 15:27
Quoting ajvitaly:
Quoting Super XP:
The day this guy gets let go will be the day every single Nvidia Fan will raise a glass and toast his departure.


....... For all his eccentricities, I'd' say he's actually done a great job of being CEO.

Maybe SuperXP is wright, i feel the same for him, but you are speaking true things to, the solution will be to him to shut up a little bit, and probably his rating will grow up from -50 to -1. From what i see he is more silent now, maybe he learn from his mistakes!?

And for fearless leaders i think Rory is growing his teeth, hope he will become a saber-tooth soon enough.
 
 
-2 #4 notbiased 2011-11-11 17:31
amd has been in production for at least over 2 months whereas nvidia has not even started yet... nvidia will be 3 months behind minimum

if nvidia does a paper launch, they wont have enough cards to supply the review sites..they could say OEM only...

AMD may do the same... but have the upper hand...for how long? who knows
 
 
+1 #5 The blue fox 2011-11-11 18:46
I am so excited. I can't wait for a another GPU war.
 
 
+4 #6 willie 2011-11-11 19:54
he didnt said when production of to chips would start.
 
 
0 #7 trajan2448 2011-11-11 20:04
Nvidia is way more profitable than AMD's graphics division and they own the professional market which is the ultimate endorsement of Nvidia's excellence.
 
 
+1 #8 dew111 2011-11-11 21:21
This article doesn't have much detail. Kepler will be in production "soon." This very well may be the case, but JHH hasn't always been truthful about details in the past. A certain prop with wood screws comes to mind...
 
 
0 #9 Grave 2011-11-11 22:46
Quoting trajan2448:
Nvidia is way more profitable than AMD's graphics division and they own the professional market which is the ultimate endorsement of Nvidia's excellence.


To be more precise although AMD had ~70% higher revenue in Q3 2011 than Nvidia, Nvidia had two times higher net income than AMD.

And thats something dedicated to those AMD fanboys who are so confident about AMD (supposed) domination in graphics, and Nvidia (supposed) weakness...

Maybe Fermi was late, hot, whatever... maybe Nvidia lost the race for being first at 40, 28 etc but that's nothing to worry about because

despite all these things Nvidia's financial results are MUCH stronger than those of whole AMD...
 
 
0 #10 tokad 2011-11-11 23:42
@Grave

Nvidias only trump is Tegra (future potential) and maybe the professional graphics market (around 20% of the revenue - tendency increasing). The commercial graphics market delivers 60% of the revenue but is for sure doomed to decrease in future because of Intels Ivy Bridge and AMDs Trinity.

But in fact they are doing better than AMD at the moment (far better margin). Kudos. For sure one point to explain the restructuring measures of Rory Read.

@Topic
I don't expect Kepler cards till February.
 

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