TSMC’s troubled 40nm process has once again hit yield issues. When RV740 (HD 4770) first released in Q2 2009, availability remained poor due to troubled yields reported to be as low as 20-30%. By July, the 40nm yield had improved to a respectable 60%. Today, the main 40nm products are AMD’s Juniper and Cypress dies.
Eight years may be an age (or two) in the computer hardware industry, but Nvidia is nevertheless presenting a product that will be available in 2017. Inpai have leaked a slide presented by Bill Dally, chief scientist, Nvidia that talks of a GPU + CPU combination, from Nvidia. More details next page.
The previous date rumoured by Fudzilla – November 28th – seems to have been pushed back to the “first week(s) of December” for Nvidia’s much awaited Fermi GF100 GPU. This is still great news compared to several rumours that continue to float around the internet – suggesting Q1 2010 for widespread availability at earliest. Fudzilla’s
Nvidia inadvertently put up Geforce GT 300M downloads on their download page. An eagle-eyed Fudzilla reader subsequently captured and reported the page before it was taken off. More next page.
Nvidia’s nifty pico-ITX motherboard platform, Ion, is set to get a refresh within the next two months. The first generation ion was a promising platform for netbooks and nettops, featuring the Geforce 9400M chipset, which is about 10 times faster than the pathetic 945 graphics that normally ship with Intel chipsets for Atom. The big
Jon Peddie Research have revealed GPU Shipment figures for Q3 ’09, and the results are quite amazing. Total GPU shipments grew an immense 21.2% over Q2 ’09. This is the highest quarter-to-quarter to growth in nine years! The big gainers were AMD and Intel, experiencing 30.2% and 25.2% growth over Q2, respectively. Nvidia trailed behind,
Chilean website CHW have published an intriguing interview of Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia. Mr. Huang’s first lines in the interview are “Well, Nvidia is a software company”. JHH argues that Nvidia are much like Apple, in the way they are software companies making money by selling hardware. He goes on to talk about the
EVGA have announced what looks like an exciting launch for a new dual-GPU Nvidia card. The launch date is set to 30th October, so that pretty much rules out a Fermi dual GPU board (barring true miracles). There’s a riddle, which should hint what this “new” dual-GPU card is all about. Bright Side of News
A whole host of rumours regarding availability, short supplies and EOLs have hit the internet in the recent weeks. We have been keeping an eye on North American e-tail to pick up any trends in graphics board availability. First up, ATI’s Radeon HD 5800 cards are suffering from excess demand. At any given time, you
Fudzilla has a date for Nvidia’s mainstream Fermi chips to compete in the popular <$199 segment. Unfortunately, we are talking about March 2010 “if all goes well”. This is simply disastrous for Nvidia as ATI’s HD 5700 series will go unchallenged for nearly half a year, if not more. On the performance segment, things are
It seems like we are going back and forth, in circles. Following our story yesterday on recent rumours suggesting Nvidia’s partners discontinuing the GTX 260, 275 and 285 cards, Bright Side of News is now reporting that the AIB partners unanimously claim there is no truth in these reports, and the GTX 200 series cards
First reported last week by Charlie Demerjian of SemiAccurate that Nvidia were killing the GTX 200 series, the news created quite an uproar in the hardware community. Ken Brown, Nvidia PR, replied by saying “There is no truth in this“, the next day. A week before that, AIB partners complained of shortages in 55nm graphics
As we had reported, today is Geforce GT 220′s release. Joining the party too is the Geforce G 210. Surprisingly, we are starved for reviews of what is Nvidia’s first public 40nm offering, but we have an idea of what to expect from these new products. The reviews online are TomsHardware and PCPer. These products
Though GF100 may be the next big thing coming from the Green team, the next Geforce products arriving soon are the entry-level Geforce GT 200 series cards (not to be confused with the die GT200 on GTX 200 series products) Geforce GT 220 and the Geforce GT 240. Both are based on 40nm, DX10.1 chips.
Right after the release of Cypress (HD 5800 series), several controversies have arisen amongst the gaming community, accusing Nvidia of anti-competitive practices by disabling software support in presence of ATI Radeon graphics cards. The first instance was when Nvidia disabled PhysX if used together with an ATI card. While this was done in a Forceware
Fudzilla reports that Nvidia’s Fermi architecture-based GF100 chips will ship in three variants. The three variants are a dual-GPU flagship, a high-end single GPU and a performance single GPU – all based on the same GF100 chip. First up is the full version – with all 16 SM units – running at maximum clock speeds.
Since our previous article, waves of new pictures in greater detail have hit the internet – many of which are revealing. These detailed pictures have started a rather speedily rotating rumour mill claiming a conspiracy theory that Nvidia does not in fact have a working Fermi sample and the entire architecture only exists on paper.
Following official unveiling of Nvidia’s next-gen Fermi architecture, Nvidia have notched up a big win in the HPC industry already. Oak Ridge Natural Laboratory (ORNL) will build a supercomputer using Nvidia’s Fermi products, intended to be 10 times more powerful than today’s fastest supercomputer. This is a massive magnitude to overtake what is today world’s
Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang has unveiled Nvidia’s next-gen GPU at a keynote event yesterday (30th September). Pictures of this unveiling are now available on the internet. More next page.
Following Nvidia CEO Jen Hsung Huang’s keynote speech, details about Nvidia’s next gen architecture are finally available, putting rest to months of speculation. We reported most key specifications before, but now we have most of our gaps filled. More details next page.