[Rumour] Nvidia Fermi release

A contrasting set of rumours regarding Nvidia’s Fermi have hit the web following a meeting involving Nvidia’s top men in Hong Kong. First up is a Fudzilla report which claims a late January release for Fermi based Geforce products.

On the other hand, HardOCP is speculating an April 2010 release.

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A contrasting set of rumours regarding Nvidia’s Fermi have hit the web
following a meeting involving Nvidia’s top men in Hong Kong. First up is
a Fudzilla report which claims a late January release for Fermi based
Geforce products.

On the other hand, HardOCP is speculating an
April 2010 release.

So, which of these rumours are more accurate? As far as Fermi is concerned, the only logical thing to do is to have no expectations. A new problem or a new delay seems to pop up and rumoured as time flies by.

Having said that, HardOCP’s Kyle has been spot on with his reports on Fermi’s delays. Fudzilla, on the other hand, were insisting on a November/December launch even earlier this month – something that has been proved wrong. Interestingly, a codename “Gemini” is thrown around, which seems to refer to a dual-GPU version of Fermi.

In the end, with Fermi, all we can say is, it will arrive when it will arrive. The best thing us consumers can do is to have no expectations and hope for the best. If you are expecting a HD 5800 killer to be in stores in widespread quantities in January (as you may have in December, in the past), you are more likely to be disappointed. Something we can look forward to from Nvidia in the recent future is more information about Fermi’s much-touted gaming capabilities.

Unfortunately, the ATI’s Radeon HD 5800 series isn’t without its share of problems. Availability has remained poor even two months after release. Though, AMD claim widespread availability is due for mid December, we will have to wait and see.

Reference: Fudzilla, HardOCP

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