Despite constant rumours that Nvidia is focusing on the potentially lucrative HPC industry with Fermi – rather than gaming – company spokesperson Bryan Del Rizzo dismisses such rumours as “unfounded” and “ludicrous”.

“Gaming remains our bread and butter focus area. However, there are other opportunities for us to explore as the company grows, such as the HPC sector,” explained Del Rizzo.

The reason why all details on Fermi so far points towards a focus on compute processing rather than gaming graphics is probably because the two events that have covered Fermi – GTC and SC ’09 are both compute oriented. Del Rizzo insists Nvidia have still not revealed “a lot” of details about the gaming capabilities of Fermi.

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Despite constant rumours that Nvidia is focusing on the potentially
lucrative HPC industry with Fermi – rather than gaming – company
spokesperson Bryan Del Rizzo dismisses such rumours as “unfounded” and
“ludicrous”.

“Gaming remains our bread and butter focus area.
However, there are
other opportunities for us to explore as the company grows, such as the
HPC sector,” explained Del Rizzo.

The reason why all details on
Fermi so far points towards a focus on compute processing rather than
gaming graphics is probably because the two events that have covered
Fermi – GTC and SC ’09 are both compute oriented. Del Rizzo insists
Nvidia have still not revealed “a lot” of details about the gaming
capabilities of Fermi.

“Look, I understand that some people might be feeling anxious because we
haven’t published detailed information about Fermi-based Geforce
cards,” said Del Rizzo. “But, I can assure you that data is forthcoming.
The wait will be well worth it, especially when people understand what
products based on Fermi are capable of.”

Unfortunately for Nvidia, consumers are fast running out of patience, so let us hope for more information at the earliest. As things stand now, things are certainly not looking bright for Fermi (or the desktop equivalent, GF100) as far as the gaming GPU industry is concerned. However, GF100 is still a long way away – and Nvidia might yet have a trick or two up it’s sleeves. We’ll not hold our breath, though.

Reference: TGDaily