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[Rumour] Nvidia GF106 and GF108 scheduled for late summer

Follow the Geforce GTX 465’s imminent release in the first week of June, Nvidia has a total of three chips – GF104, GF106, GF108, all scheduled for around the same back-to-school time. Previous rumours suggest that GF104 is a revision of GF100, rather than a direct derivative. Details are obscure, but considering GF100’s thermal problems, minor revisions could be expected for all three chips.

GF106 will be a mainstream solution, finally replacing a legend – the G92. Amazingly, G92 has been present over no less than 5 generations (8800GT to GT 330) in various forms. Fudzilla suggests that the GF106 will end up having a TDP of 75W – which is right on the limit for power transmitted through the PCI-e slot, and will likely require a single PCI-e connector.

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Follow the Geforce GTX 465’s imminent release in the first week of June,
Nvidia has a total of three chips – GF104, GF106, GF108, all scheduled
for around the same back-to-school time. Previous rumours
suggest that GF104 is a revision of GF100, rather than a direct
derivative. Details are obscure, but considering GF100’s thermal
problems, minor revisions could be expected for all three chips.

GF106 will be a mainstream solution, finally replacing a legend – the
G92. Amazingly, G92 has been present over no less than 5 generations
(8800GT to GT 330) in various forms. Fudzilla suggests that the GF106
will end up having a TDP of 75W – which is right on the limit for power
transmitted through the PCI-e slot, and will likely require a single
PCI-e connector.

GF108 will be the entry level GPU, with likely only 1 or 2 SMs of 16SP. The appeal of entry level GPUs, which currently occupy the ~$50 segment, is widely expected to disappear with the release of Intel’s Sandy Bridge and AMD’s Fusion.

Nvidia have done a great job to resolve the availability issues with GTX 400 products, beating all expectations, and let’s hope Nvidia can get an entire line-up of Geforce 400 series products out as soon as possible.

The problem for Nvidia is that these new products will not be competing against HD 5000, but rather ATI’s next-generation, Southern Islands. Performance details of Southern Islands generation remain unknown. In short, the GPU industry is set for exciting times ahead!

Reference: Fudzilla

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